Waikato Times

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Waikato Times
Waikato Times.png
Publisher Fairfax Media
Editor Jonathan MacKenzie
Founded May 2, 1872, Ngaruawahia
Language New Zealand English
Sister newspapers Hamilton Press
ISSN 1170-0688
Official website http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikatotimes

The Waikato Times is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a circulation to the greater Waikato region.

The Waikato Times started out as the tri-weekly Waikato Times and Thames Valley Gazette, first published on 2 May 1872 in Ngaruawahia but moved to Hamilton in 1875.[1] For 20 years it competed with the Waikato Argus, until the papers merged in 1915.[2] The paper changed from afternoon to morning production from 5 September 2011, though had changed its Saturday issue in 2003.[3]

The Times has an audited daily circulation of 39,695 copies as of December 2011 and is part of Fairfax New Zealand.[4] As of December 2012 Allan Hawkey produces opinion cartoons for the newspaper.[5]

The paper is covered on the Stuff.co.nz website and has an official Facebook page[6] and a Twitter feed.[7]

Papers Past has 2 May 1872 to 31 December 1892 issues in a searchable form on-line.[8] Hamilton reference library has microfilm copies of the Waikato Argus (29 Aug 1896 - 27 Dec 1902, 23 Jan 1903 - 30 Apr 1909, 1 Jun 1909 - 4 Dec 1914)[9] and Waikato Times from 1872.[10]

Community newspapers[edit]

The Hamilton Press is a weekly newspaper, delivered on Wednesdays, in the city of Hamilton.[11] It is free to Hamilton residents, and is delivered without prior arrangement to all Hamilton mailboxes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Papers Past — Waikato Times". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Papers Past — Waikato Times — Description". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Time right for a morning move". Stuff.co.nz. 2011-06-27. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ "Waikato Times". Fairfax New Zealand. 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Hawkey's cartoons". Stuff.co.nz/Waikato Times. Fairfax New Zealand. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Waikato Times, Facebook.
  7. ^ Waikato Times, Twitter.
  8. ^ "Papers Past — Waikato Times". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "PressDisplay.com". PressDisplay.com. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 

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Coordinates: 37°45′21.02″S 175°14′4.62″E / 37.7558389°S 175.2346167°E / -37.7558389; 175.2346167