The Daily Post (New Zealand)

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Rotorua Daily Post
TypeDaily/Morning (except Sunday) Newspaper
EditorScott Inglis
HeadquartersRotorua, New Zealand

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][3][4]


The paper was founded in 1885 as the Hot Lakes Chronicle, and 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. Gardner's sons, Robin and Russell, took over upon his 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.[5][3]

Originally a broadsheet, the paper was reissued in a new compact format in 2013 [6]

Other publications[edit]

The Rotorua Daily Post also publishes:

Rotorua Weekender[edit]

Rotorua Weekender is a weekly paper delivered free each Friday to all homes in the greater Rotorua area.[7]

Whakatane News[edit]

The Whakatane News is delivered free every Thursday to all homes in the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty region.[8]

The Taupo & Turangi Weekender[edit]

The Taupo & Turangi Weekender is a free weekly paper delivered to each home in the greater Taupo and Turangi area.[9]

Thermal Air[edit]

Thermal Air is a weekly tourist guide to the region's attractions. It is delivered to information sites across New Zealand as well as all accommodation in Rotorua and its surrounds.[10]

Hamilton News[edit]

Hamilton News is delivered weekly on a Friday to Hamilton and the surrounding area.[11]

Te Awamutu Courier[edit]

The Te Awamutu Courier is a biweekly community newspaper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.[12]


  1. ^ "Newspaper Audit Process". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. ^ Rotorua Post, various editions. Rotorua Museum. (New Zealand).
  3. ^ a b "Local, latest and breaking news from the Rotorua region - Rotorua Daily Post". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  4. ^ Rotorua Daily Post archives. The New Zealand Herald.
  5. ^ History of Rotorua newspapers. Rotorua Library. (Rotorua, New Zealand).
  6. ^ (11 March 2013). 'Early morning delivery of new-look Rotorua Daily Post'. The Queensland Times
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  10. ^ [4]
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  12. ^ [6]

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