Gisborne Herald

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The Gisborne Herald
Type Daily/Evening
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Gisborne Herald Co. Ltd[1]
Editor Jeremy Muir
Founded 1874[2]
Headquarters Gisborne
Circulation 8,586[3]
ISSN 1170-0432
Website Official website

The Gisborne Herald is the daily evening newspaper for Gisborne and environs. It is one of only four independently owned daily newspapers in New Zealand.[4]


Established in 1874 as the Poverty Bay Herald it was published biweekly in the morning by Carlile and Co. In 1877 it was taken over by Poverty Bay Printing and Publishing Co., who turned it into an evening paper. In June 1875, publishing began tri-weekly, and changed again in October 1878 to become a daily paper. The Poverty Bay Herald Co. Ltd. (now the Gisborne Herald Co. Ltd.) was formed in 1908.[5] It was renamed The Gisborne Herald in 1939.[6]

In 1999 it was changed from a broadsheet format to a tabloid format making it New Zealand's only daily Tabloid newspaper.


  1. ^ "District's Press". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
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  5. ^ "District's Press". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
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