The Southland Times

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Southland Times
Type Daily (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Editor Fred Tulett
Founded 1862
Headquarters Invercargill, New Zealand
Circulation 29,384
ISSN 0112-9910
Official website www.stuff.co.nz/southlandtimes/

The Southland Times is the regional daily paper for Southland, including Invercargill, and neighbouring parts of Otago, in New Zealand.

History[edit]

The Southland Times was first established in 1862 and published two or three times a week until it became a daily paper in 1875. From 1869 until its purchase by the INL (Independent Newspapers Limited), it was owned by the Gilmour family. Robert Gilmour became a part owner in 1869-70, and then in 1879 became the sole owner of the paper.

In 1972, digital computers and software, phototypesetters, and a Japanese APR photopolymer plate were installed at the paper, making the Times New Zealand's first fully computerised newspaper production system under the direction of Ian Gilmour.

The paper changed hands again on 1 July 2003, when Independent Newspapers Limited was purchased by Fairfax Media.[1]

In May 2012 local printing of The Southland Times ceased with all printing now taking place from Allied Press in Dunedin. Smaller community papers that are usually printed once a week are now printed from Christchurch.[2]

Other publications[edit]

The Southland Times also publishes:

Newslink[edit]

Newslink is distributed weekly in the area surrounding Gore and Eastern Southland.[3]

The Mirror[edit]

The Mirror is published weekly on Wednesdays in two editions: one for the Queenstown Lakes District and another for Central Otago.[4]

Clutha Leader[edit]

The Clutha Leader is delivered on Thursday mornings to all homes in the Clutha district.[5]

Taieri Herald[edit]

The Taieri Herald is published each Tuesday and delivered to every home in the Mosgiel, Green Island, Abbotsford, Taieri Mouth, Fairfield, Outram, Middlemarch, South Taieri, Taieri Plains, Waihola, Brighton, Concord, and Waldronville areas and their surrounds.[6]

Otago Southland Farmer[edit]

The Otago Southland Farmer is delivered fortnightly to all rural homes in Southland and Otago.[7]

D Scene[edit]

D Scene is delivered weekly on Wednesdays to over 48,000[clarification needed] in Dunedin and surrounding areas.

Auto Xtra[edit]

Auto Xtra is an A4 glossy car publication, published fortnightly on a Monday, inserted into the Southland Times, and distributed to retail outlets in Invercargill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Southland Times : a division of Fairfax Media
  2. ^ "Print plant to close". The Southland Times. 22 March 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  4. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  5. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  6. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  7. ^ "Southland Times history". The Southland Times. 2 March 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

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