List of New Zealand Newspapers – NZ Online News Websites

List of Daily Newspapers in New Zealand

New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment, and considered a newspaper of record for New Zealand.

Dominion Post

The Dominion Post is a metropolitan daily newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand. It is owned by media business Stuff Ltd, formerly the New Zealand branch of Australian media company Fairfax Media. Weekday issues are now in tabloid format, and its Saturday edition is in broadsheet format.


Stuff is a New Zealand news media website owned by Stuff Ltd (formerly called Fairfax), and the most popular news website in New Zealand.

Otago Daily Times (ODT)

The Otago Daily Times is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand. The ODT is one of the country’s four main daily newspapers, serving the southern South Island with a circulation of around 43,000 and an estimated readership of 110,000.

Waikato Times

The Waikato Times is a daily newspaper published in Hamilton, New Zealand and owned by media business Stuff Ltd. It has a circulation to the greater Waikato region and became a tabloid paper in 2018. The newspaper has won the title of New Zealand Newspaper of the Year for two consecutive years: 2018 and 2019.

Southland Times

The Southland Times is the regional daily paper for Southland, including Invercargill, and neighboring parts of Otago, in New Zealand. It is now owned by media business Stuff Ltd, formerly the New Zealand division of Fairfax Media.

Hawke’s Bay Today

Hawke’s Bay Today is a daily compact newspaper published in Hastings, New Zealand and serving Hastings, Napier and the Hawke’s Bay region. It is owned by APN News & Media. The Hawke’s Bay Today is New Zealand’s youngest newspaper, founded on 3 May 1999.

Manawatu Standard

The Manawatū Standard is the daily paper for the Manawatu region based in Palmerston North with satellites in Feilding and Marton.

Ashburton Guardian

The Ashburton Guardian is a tri-weekly newspaper published in Ashburton, New Zealand according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation in New Zealand it has a readership of approximately 11,000 and a circulation of 5,554. It was founded in 1879 and has since 1900 been owned by the Bell family.

Bay of Plenty Times

The Bay of Plenty Times is the regional daily paper for the Bay of Plenty area, including Tauranga, in the North Island of New Zealand.

Gisborne Herald

The Gisborne Herald is the daily evening newspaper for Gisborne and its environs. It is one of only four independently owned daily newspapers in New Zealand.

Northern Advocate

The Northern Advocate is the regional daily paper for the city of Whangarei and the Northland Region in New Zealand.

Nelson Mail

The Nelson Mail is a 4-day a week newspaper in Nelson, New Zealand owned by media business Stuff Ltd. It was founded in 1866 as The Nelson Evening Mail; the first edition was published on 5 March 1866. It absorbed another local paper, The Colonist, in about 1906.

Oamaru Mail (Oamaru)

The Oamaru Mail is a weekly newspaper published each Friday in Oamaru, New Zealand, by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand. It was first published in 1876 and serves the North Otago area. It has a readership of about 13,500.

Taranaki Daily News

The Taranaki Daily News is a daily morning newspaper published in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Wairarapa Times-Age

The Wairarapa Times-Age is the regional daily paper for New Zealand’s Wairarapa where it is prepared printed and published in Masterton. Though its roots are deep in Wairarapa’s community it joined a national combine in 2002 only to leave the combine in 2016.

Wanganui Chronicle

The Whanganui Chronicle is New Zealand’s oldest newspaper. Based in Whanganui, it celebrated 160 years of publishing in September 2016. It is the main daily paper for the Whanganui, Ruapehu and Rangitīkei regions, including the towns of Pātea, Waverley, Whanganui, Bulls, Marton, Raetihi, Ohakune and National Park.

Timaru Herald

The Timaru Herald is a daily provincial newspaper serving the Timaru, South Canterbury and North Otago districts of New Zealand. The current audited daily circulation is about 14,500 copies, with a readership of about 31,000 people. The paper is owned by media business Stuff Ltd.

Daily Post (Rotorua)

The Daily Post is a daily newspaper for the North Wales region of Wales. Its website is branded North Wales Live. The newspaper gained independence from the Liverpool Daily Post in 2003 which later ceased production in December 2013.

Sunday Times

The Sunday Times is a British newspaper whose circulation makes it the largest in the quality press market category. It is published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News UK, which is in turn owned by News Corp. Times Newspapers also publishes The Times.

Greymouth Star

The Greymouth Star, formerly the Greymouth Evening Star, is a daily newspaper published in Greymouth and circulated on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island from Westport to Haast. The Greymouth Evening Star was one of many newspapers founded on the West Coast during the West Coast Gold Rush.

Westport News

The Westport News is an independently-owned evening newspaper published in Westport, New Zealand. It is published on weekdays and is one of New Zealand’s smallest independent newspapers. The Westport News is distributed from Karamea in the north to Punakaiki in the south and as far inland as Reefton.

List of Weekly Newspapers in New Zealand

Sunday Star-Times

The Sunday Star-Times is a New Zealand newspaper published each weekend in Auckland. It covers both national and international news and is a member of the New Zealand Press Association and Newspaper Publishers Association of New Zealand.

Gulf News

Gulf News is a daily English language newspaper published in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was first launched in 1978, and is currently distributed throughout the UAE and also in other Arabian Gulf Countries. Its online edition was launched in 1996.

Raglan Chronicle

The Raglan Chronicle, formerly the Raglan County Chronicle, is a free weekly newspaper published in Raglan and delivered to most homes west of the summit of State Highway 23.

Farmers Weekly

Farmers Weekly is a magazine aimed at the British farming industry. It provides news; business features; a weekly digest of facts and figures about British, European and world agriculture; and livestock, arable and machinery sections with reports on technical developments, farm sales and analysis of prices.

Weekend Sun

The Weekend Sun is a regional newspaper based in the Bay Of Plenty. It is published every Friday by Sun Media and sent free of cost. Its total circulation exceeds 60,000 papers every Friday, more than any other regional newspaper in the region.

The Beacon

The Beacon is a non-profit online news outlet in the Kansas City metropolitan area focusing on public-interest journalism. It is Kansas City’s first regional nonprofit news outlet that is not a public television or radio station.

Christchurch Mail

The Press is a daily newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand owned by media business Stuff Ltd. First published in 1861, the newspaper is the largest circulating daily in the South Island and publishes Monday to Saturday.

NZ Catholic

NZ Catholic is an award-winning fortnightly newspaper that is distributed throughout New Zealand.


Free local newspaper directory.

Devonport Flagstaff (fortnightly)

The Devonport Flagstaff is an independently owned and operated community newspaper.

Advocate South

Advocate South is a multi-award-winning weekly newspaper offering full news and advertising service.

Mercury Bay Informer‎

The Mercury Bay Informer is a newspaper in Whitianga, New Zealand. Established in 2003 by Denise Gunson, it was later purchased in 2006 by Gerry Church and Linda Cholmondeley-Smith. In January 2013, it was sold to Stephan and Petra Bosman, who are the owners to this day.

Mountain Scene (Queenstown)

Mountain Scene is an independent locally owned newspaper established in Queenstown in 1972.

‎North Canterbury News

Nelson Weekly

Nelson Weekly is a multi-award-winning community newspaper providing news.

Cambridge News

The Cambridge News is a British daily newspaper. Published each weekday and on Saturdays, it is distributed from its Waterbeach base. In the period December 2010 – June 2011, it had an average daily circulation of 20,987, but by December 2016 this had fallen to around 13,000.

Mangawhai Focus‎

Mangawhai’s Local Newspaper, keep up to date with the latest news and events.

The Ensign (Gore)

The Ensign is a regional newspaper based in Gore, New Zealand published on Wednesdays and Fridays by Allied Press Ltd. It was first published in 1878 as The Mataura Ensign and changed to its current name in 1973.

Ashburton Courier

Ashburton’s The Courier was established in 1985 and, as AC Neilsen research shows, has become Mid Canterbury’s favorite best-read newspaper.

Southland Express (Invercargill)

The Southland Express is a weekly tabloid community newspaper based in Invercargill, New Zealand’s southernmost city.

‎Ponsonby News

Ponsonby News is New Zealand’s most-read, best-loved community magazine covering local news, fashion, food and wine, real estate, wellbeing.

Golden Bay Weekly

Waimea Weekly

Waimea Weekly was founded in October 2005 by local couple Steve Page and Jenny Bates. It has steadily grown since.

Coast and Country News

Coast & Country News is your magazine-style monthly publication covering news, views, opinions, and experiences on all kinds of farms, orchards, conservation.

Pohutukawa Coast Times

The Pohutukawa Coast Times is a community newspaper serving Auckland’s south-eastern coastal and rural communities.

News Whakatane

Blenheim Sun

‎Waitomo News

The Waitomo News is a free community newspaper distributed twice-weekly (Tuesdays & Thursdays) to the Otorohanga and Waitomo districts.

List of New Zealand’s News Websites

Howick & Pakuranga Times (Auckland)

Times Online for news, sports, photos and community events throughout the HowickPakuranga, Botany, Ormiston and surrounding areas. Times Online is local.

Business to Business

Sun Live


In journalism, a scoop or exclusive is an item of news reported by one journalist or news organization before others, and of exceptional originality, importance, surprise, excitement, or secrecy. Scoops are important and likely to interest or concern many people.

Constantly updated news and views from authoritative New Zealand sources. Includes comprehensive national, business, politics, sport and entertainment.


Kaniva Tonga

Matangi Tonga is an online newspaper providing Tongan news in both English and Tongan. It is operated by Vava’u Press. The newspaper’s Nukuʻalofa office was destroyed in the fires and rioting in November 2006.

Multicultural and Ethnic newspapers in New Zealand

Korea Post

Korea Post is the national postal service of South Korea, under the authority of the Ministry of Science and ICT, formerly Ministry of Knowledge Economy until 2013. Korea Post is in charge of postal service, postal banking، and insurance services. Its headquarters are in Sejong City.


Leading Korean-language newspaper in New Zealand.

Punjabi Herald

New Zealand’s Punjabi-language news portal.

Indianz Outlook

Indian-community newspaper.

Kuk Punjabi Samachar

Kuk Punjabi Samachar is the First Punjabi Community Newspaper established in New Zealand.

List of New Zealand Media Awards

Voyager Media Awards

The Voyager Media Awards are held annually to encourage, showcase and acknowledge the best of New Zealand’s news media across all platforms.

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