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New Brighton's progress

New Brighton's progress

Progress leagues were an early form of economic interest group. They lobbied politicians in local and central governments for funds to improve civic and regional infrastructure and amenities. This is the cover of a 1923 booklet published by the New Brighton Publicity Committee and the Canterbury Progress League to promote New Brighton. In the background is one of the town's main attractions – the New Brighton pier.

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Economic interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020