The Dominion Post (Wellington)

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This article is about the newspaper in Wellington, New Zealand. For the newspaper in Morgantown, West Virginia, see The Dominion Post (Morgantown).
The Dominion Post
Dominion Post (Wellington) front page.jpg
The 2 March 2012 front page of The Dominion Post.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Fairfax
Editor Bernadette Courtney
Founded 2002
Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand
Circulation 98,000
ISSN 1175-9488

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


The Dominion Post was created by the previous owners, Independent Newspapers Limited (INL, 49% owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Limited), from an amalgamation of two Wellington broadsheet newspapers, The Dominion (morning, commenced Dominion Day, 26 September 1907) and its better selling evening sibling The Evening Post (commenced 8 February 1865), in July 2002. INL sold the paper and all other New Zealand newspapers and most magazines in its stable to Fairfax in 2003.

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

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