The New Zealand Herald

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The New Zealand Herald
The New Zealand Herald.jpg
Front page, 4 June 2013
TypeDaily newspaper
Format Compact (weekdays and Sundays)
Broadsheet (Saturdays)
Owner(s) NZME
Editor-in-chiefShayne Currie
EditorMurray Kirkness (weekday) [1]
Founded1863; 156 years ago
Headquarters Auckland, New Zealand
Circulation 113,752 (31 March 2018) [2]
ISSN 1170-0777
Website nzherald.co.nz

The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, although circulation of the daily Herald had declined to 115,213 copies on average by December 2017. [3] Its main circulation area is the Auckland region. It is also delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland, Waikato and King Country. [4] [5]

Auckland Metropolitan area in North Island, New Zealand

Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of around 1,628,900. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. A Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki Makaurau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.

New Zealand Media and Entertainment

New Zealand Media and Entertainment is a New Zealand newspaper, radio, outdoor advertising and digital media business. It was launched in 2014 as the formal merger of the New Zealand division of APN News & Media and The Radio Network, part of the Australian Radio Network. It operates 32 newspapers, 8 radio networks and several websites in twenty-five markets across the country, and reaches over 3 million people.

A newspaper's circulation is the number of copies it distributes on an average day. Circulation is one of the principal factors used to set advertising rates. Circulation is not always the same as copies sold, often called paid circulation, since some newspapers are distributed without cost to the reader. Readership figures are usually higher than circulation figures because of the assumption that a typical copy of the newspaper is read by more than one person.

Contents

History

The New Zealand Herald was founded by William Chisholm Wilson, and first published on 13 November 1863. Wilson had been a partner with John Williamson in the New Zealander, but left to start a rival daily newspaper as he saw a business opportunity with Auckland's rapidly growing population. [6] He had also split with Williamson because Wilson supported the war against the Māori (which the Herald termed "the native rebellion") while Williamson opposed it. [7] [8] The Herald also promoted a more constructive relationship between the North and South Islands. [7]

John Williamson (New Zealand politician) New Zealand politician, printer and newspaper proprietor (1815-1875)

John Williamson was a New Zealand politician, printer and newspaper proprietor.

After the New Zealander closed in 1866 The Daily Southern Cross provided competition, particularly after Julius Vogel took a majority shareholding in 1868. The Daily Southern Cross was first published in 1843 by William Brown as The Southern Cross and had been a daily since 1862. [9] Vogel sold out of the paper in 1873 and Alfred Horton bought it in 1876. [10]

Julius Vogel 8th Premier of New Zealand

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Alfred George Horton was a New Zealand printer, newspaper proprietor and editor, businessman. He was born in Lincolnshire, England on c.1843.

In 1876 the Wilson family and Horton joined in partnership and The New Zealand Herald absorbed The Daily Southern Cross. [10] [11]

In 1879 the United Press Association was formed so that the main daily papers could share news stories. The organisation became the New Zealand Press Association in 1942. [12] In 1892, the New Zealand Herald, Otago Daily Times , and Press agreed to share the costs of a London correspondent and advertising salesman. [12] The New Zealand Press Association closed in 2011.

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Notable contributors

Format

On 10 September 2012, the Herald moved to a compact format for weekday editions, after 150 years publishing in broadsheet format. The broadsheet format was retained for the Saturday edition. [16]

Organisational restructuring

In April 2007, APN NZ announced it was outsourcing the bulk of the Herald's copy editing to an Australian-owned company, Pagemasters.

In November 2012, two months after the launch of its new compact format, APN News and Media announced it would be restructuring its workforce, cutting eight senior roles from across the Herald's range of titles. [17]

Political stance and editorial opinion

The Herald is traditionally a centre-right newspaper, and was given the nickname "Granny Herald" into the 1990s. This changed with the acquisition of the paper by Independent News & Media in 1996, and today, despite remaining free enterprise oriented on economic matters such as trade and foreign investment, the Herald is generally editorially progressive on international geopolitics, diplomacy, and military matters, printing material from British newspapers such as The Independent and The Observer , and more recently, conservative newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph .[ citation needed ]

The Herald's stance on the Middle East is supportive of Israel, as seen most clearly in its 2003 censorship and dismissal of cartoonist Malcolm Evans following his submission of cartoons critical of Israel. [18]

In 2007, an editorial strongly disapproved of some legislation introduced by the Labour-led government, the Electoral Finance Act, to the point of overtly campaigning against the legislation. [19]

Ethics incident

In July 2015, the New Zealand Press Council ruled that Herald columnist Rachel Glucina had failed to properly represent herself as a journalist when seeking comment from Amanda Bailey on a complaint she had made about Prime Minister John Key repeatedly pulling her hair when he was a customer at the cafe in which she worked. The Herald published Bailey's name, photo, and comments after she had retracted permission for Glucina to do so. The council said there was an “element of subterfuge” in Glucina's actions and that there was not enough public interest to justify her behaviour. In its ruling the council said that, “The NZ Herald has fallen sadly short of those standards in this case.” The Herald's editor denied the accusations of subterfuge. Glucina subsequently resigned from the newspaper. [20]

Titles

The Weekend Herald

In 1998 the Weekend Herald was set up as a separate title and the newspaper's website was launched. [21]

Herald on Sunday

A compact-sized Sunday edition, the Herald on Sunday, was first published on 3 October 2004 under the editorship of Suzanne Chetwin and then, for five years, by Shayne Currie. It won Newspaper of the Year for the calendar years 2007 and 2009 and is New Zealand's second-highest-circulating weekly newspaper after the more established and conservative broadsheet, The Sunday Star-Times . In 2010, the Herald on Sunday started a campaign to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in New Zealand, called the "Two Drinks Max" campaign. The paper set up a campaign Facebook page, a Twitter account, and encouraged readers to sign up to the campaign on its own website. [22]

It is currently edited by Stuart Dye.

Herald Online website

The newspaper's online news service, [23] originally called Herald Online, was established in 1998. It was redesigned in late 2006, and again in 2012.

The site was named best news website at the 2007 and 2008 Qantas Media Awards, won the "best re-designed website" category at the 2007 New Zealand NetGuide Awards, and was one of seven newspaper sites named an Official Honouree in the 2007 Webby Awards. [24]

A paywall was added for "premium content" starting on 29 April 2019. [25]

Editors

Regular columnists

Arms

Coat of arms of The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Herald Arms.svg
Notes
The arms of the newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, consist of: [27]
Crest
On a wreath of the colours two Trumpets in saltire Or bound together by a Maori Taniko in the shape of the letter H proper.
Escutcheon
Per chevron Azure and Gules in chief on a Pale Or between a representation of the Constellation of the Southern Cross and a Lymphad sails furled oars in action Argent a Sword point upwards Gules in base a Caduceus Or.

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