The Evening Post (New Zealand)

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Blundell Bros Limited Head Office
Willis Street Wellington 1928
Printing and publishing is in the linked building at the rear fronting onto Boulcott Street Evening Post building, Willis Street, 1928.jpg
Blundell Bros Limited Head Office
Willis Street Wellington 1928
Printing and publishing is in the linked building at the rear fronting onto Boulcott Street
Before radio became common a crowd watches as election results are posted on the front of the Evening Post building Crowd in Willis Street, Wellington, awaiting the results of the 1931 general election.jpg
Before radio became common a crowd watches as election results are posted on the front of the Evening Post building

The Evening Post was an afternoon metropolitan daily newspaper based in Wellington, New Zealand. It was founded in 1865 by Dublin-born printer, newspaper manager and leader-writer Henry Blundell, who brought his large family to New Zealand in 1863.

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With his partner from what proved to be a false-start at Havelock, David Curle, who left the partnership that July, Henry and his three sons printed with a hand-operated press and distributed Wellington's first daily newspaper, The Evening Post, on 8 February 1865. Operating from 1894 as Blundell Bros Limited his sons and their descendants continued the very successful business which dominated its circulation area. [1]

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While The Evening Post was remarkable in not suffering the rapid circulation decline of evening newspapers elsewhere it was decided in 1972 to merge [2] ownership with that of the never-as-successful politically conservative morning paper, The Dominion , which belonged to listed Wellington Publishing Company Limited, within a new holding company — Independent Newspapers Limited. [1]

<i>The Dominion</i> (Wellington) New Zealand Newspaper

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Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) was a newspaper publisher in New Zealand. Started as the Wellington Publishing Company in 1906 to publish The Dominion, it began taking over other newspapers in the 1970s and was renamed Independent Newspapers in 1972. It accumulated over 80 publications before selling them all to Fairfax in 2003. INL then merged into Sky Network Television in 2005. INL was part owned by News Corp Australia since early in 1964 when Rupert Murdoch made his first overseas newspaper investment - a 29.57 percent stake in the Wellington Publishing Company. The News Corp Australia holding in INL fluctuated over the years and was just over 49 percent in 1997.

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The last Post

The Evening Post's last publication was on the afternoon of 6 July 2002 and the next day the morning-published sister-publication, The Dominion, displayed its new name — The Dominion Post . [1]

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The Dominion Post is a metropolitan morning newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand, owned by the Australian Fairfax group, publishers of The Age, Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

At the end of June 2003 all the publishing business was sold to the Australia-based Fairfax and the proceeds invested in New Zealand's Sky Network Television Limited.

The Fairfax group continues to publish The Dominion Post.

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