The Dominion Post (Wellington)

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The Dominion Post
Dominion Post (Wellington) front page.jpg
The 2 March 2012 front page of The Dominion Post
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatTabloid (Mon–Fri)
Broadsheet (Saturday)
Owner(s)Nine Entertainment Co.
EditorEric Janssen
Founded2002
HeadquartersWellington, New Zealand
Circulation98,000
ISSN1175-9488
Websitewww.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost

The Dominion Post is a metropolitan morning newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand, owned by the Australian Fairfax group, publishers of The Age, Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald.

Weekday issues are now in tabloid format, and its Saturday edition is in broadsheet format.

2002 fusion of The Evening Post and The Dominion[edit]

The Dominion Post was created in July 2002 when Independent Newspapers Limited (INL) amalgamated two Wellington printed and published metropolitan broadsheet newspapers, The Evening Post, an evening paper first published on 8 February 1865, and The Dominion, a morning paper first published on Dominion Day, 26 September 1907.

The Dominion was distributed throughout the lower half of the North Island, as far as Taupo, where it met with Auckland's ambitiously-named The New Zealand Herald. The Evening Post was not so widely distributed, but had a much greater circulation than The Dominion.

The Dominion Post became the only pay-and-read newspaper in Wellington City. Wellington has many free community newspapers (for example The Wellingtonian), albeit these may be owned by The Dominion Post or affiliated/owning companies.

INL sold The Dominion Post and all other New Zealand newspapers and most magazines in its catalogue to Fairfax Media in 2003.

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