The Daily Post (New Zealand)
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|Type||Daily/Morning (except Sunday) Newspaper|
|Headquarters||Rotorua, New Zealand|
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.
The Rotorua Daily Post also publishes:
Rotorua Weekender is a weekly paper delivered free each Friday to all homes in the greater Rotorua area.
The Whakatane News is delivered free every Thursday to all homes in the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty region.
The Taupo & Turangi Weekender
The Taupo & Turangi Weekender is a free weekly paper delivered to each home in the greater Taupo and Turangi area.
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.
Te Awamutu Courier
The Te Awamutu Courier is a biweekly community newspaper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.