The Daily Post (New Zealand)

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Rotorua Daily Post
Type Daily/Evening (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) APN News & Media
Editor Kim Gillespie
Founded 1885
Headquarters Rotorua, New Zealand
Circulation 10,550[1]
ISSN 1170-0254

The Rotorua Daily Post is the regional newspaper for the Central North Island including the greater Rotorua area as well as Taupo and the surrounding areas.[2]


The paper was founded in 1885 as the Hot Lakes Chronicle. This paper received a major scoop when it covered the eruption of Mount Tarawera in June 1886. It was founded by a Mr. Watt, and upon his death his wife took over. She in turn sold it to Mr. David Gardner, who emigrated from Queensland, in 1905. His sons, Robin and Russell, took over upon Gardner's death in 1918. Originally published weekly, the Hot Lakes Chronicle was published twice a week by Gardner in an effort to stave off competition from a rival paper.[2]

Other publications[edit]

The Rotorua Daily Post also publishes:

The Weekender[edit]

The Weekender is a weekly paper delivered free each Friday to all homes in the greater Rotorua area.[3]

Eastern Bay News[edit]

The Eastern Bay News is delivered free every Thursday to all homes in the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty region.[4]

The Taupo Weekender[edit]

The Taupo Weekender is a free weekly paper delivered to each home in the greater Taupo area.[5]

Thermal Air[edit]

Thermal Air is a weekly tourist guide to the regions attractions. It is delivered to information sites across New Zealand as well as all accommodation in Rotorua and its surrounds.[6]

Hamilton This Week[edit]

Hamilton This Week is delivered weekly on a Thursday to Hamilton and the surrounding area.[7]

Te Awamutu Courier[edit]

The Te Awamutu Courier is a biweekly community newspaper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.[8]


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