This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2008)

This is a list of print media in New Zealand. New Zealand once had several daily newspapers in each major city, usually a morning paper (which had a wider circulation into rural areas) and an evening paper) As in other countries, the print medium has been damaged by radio, then television and then the internet. The major cities now have only one daily newspaper.

There are no truly national newspapers, although The New Zealand Herald and to a lesser extent The Post are both available outside their core areas. The four main centres of Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin are served by The New Zealand Herald, The Post, The Press, and the Otago Daily Times, respectively. There are also several weekly newspapers with a national scope, including three tabloids, the Sunday News, Sunday Star-Times and the Herald on Sunday. There are also numerous low-budget and free weekly newspapers catering for particular suburbs or for subcultures including the gay and farming communities and various ethnic groups.

The ownership of New Zealand newspapers is dominated by Stuff and NZME, with Stuff having 48.6 per cent of the daily newspaper circulation.[1]


Publication City Circulation (2021)[2] Owned by (2024) Founded
The New Zealand Herald Auckland 100,073 NZME 1863
The Press Christchurch 31,207 Stuff 1861
The Post Wellington 30,473 Stuff 2002
Otago Daily Times Dunedin 28,262 Allied Press 1861
Hawke's Bay Today Hastings 15,690 (2019) NZME 1999
Oamaru Mail Oamaru 12,162 Allied Press 1876
Waikato Times Hamilton 11,633 Stuff 1872
Bay of Plenty Times Tauranga 10,162 (2019) NZME 1872
The Northern Advocate Whangarei 9,676 (2019) NZME 1875
The Southland Times Invercargill 9,501 Stuff 1862
Taranaki Daily News New Plymouth 8,704 Stuff 1857
Whanganui Chronicle Whanganui 7,498 (2019) NZME 1856
The Nelson Mail Nelson 5,532 Stuff 1866
The Daily Post Rotorua 5,207 (2019) NZME 1885
Manawatū Standard Palmerston North 5,058 Stuff 1880
Wairarapa Times-Age Masterton 5,053 Stuff 1878
The Timaru Herald Timaru 4,885 Stuff 1864
Gisborne Herald Gisborne 4,648 NZME 1874
Ashburton Guardian Ashburton 4,306 (2019) Ashburton Guardian Co. 1879
Greymouth Star Greymouth 3,203 Allied Press 1866
Marlborough Express Blenheim 2,917 Stuff 1866
Westport News Westport 1,884 (2008) The Westport News 1871

National weekly papers

Free newspapers

Free newspapers are often called 'community newspapers' in New Zealand. Most are published weekly, in tabloid format.


Main category: Magazines published in New Zealand

Student magazines

Main category: Student newspapers published in New Zealand

Literary magazines

Main category: Literary magazines published in New Zealand




This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (August 2018)

Note: these newspapers are listed by decade of first issue. For place and years published see Papers Past.[9]


See also


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  7. ^ Keith, Hamish (1984). New Zealand yesterdays: a look at our recent past. Reader's Digest Services. p. 131. ISBN 9780949819406. Retrieved 21 April 2016. Junior Digest, published in Christchurch, lasted from 1945 to 1964- longer than most of the magazines [...]
  8. ^ " NZ's longest-running gay magazine ends". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore all newspapers". Papers Past. 2019.
  10. ^ "PAEROA GAZETTE 1891 – 1991". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  11. ^ The I. W. W. and the General Strike in Aotearoa. Trouble Makers – Anarchism and Syndicalism. (1999-08-16). Retrieved on 2012-07-03.
  12. ^ Bruce Macdonald Brown (1966). "High Casualty Rate". Department of External Affairs. Retrieved 5 July 2008.
  13. ^ Nicholas Evan Reid, The Bishop's Paper: A History of the Catholic Press of the Diocese of Auckland, CPC, Auckland, 2000, p. 55 ISBN 0473072181
  14. ^ Harvey, Ross. "Ivess, Joseph – Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 14 April 2012.