A newspaper editor who later became a Liberal politician and premier, John Ballance combined patience and consideration for others with political skills and resilience.
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Tim McIvor. 'Ballance, John', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/mi/biographies/2b5/ballance-john (accessed 20 September 2020)