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The New Zealand Herald is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand. The Herald has a daily circulation of over 200,000 copies. Despite the name, its main circulation area is the greater Auckland region area. It is also delivered to much of the top half of the North Island including Northland, Waikato and King Country, and the newspaper has plans to go national. Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... This article is about the Northland region of New Zealand. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The King Country is a region of the western North Island of New Zealand. ...


The New Zealand Herald was founded in 1863 by William Chisholm Wilson and published the first edition on November 13 of that year. In 1876, the New Zealand Herald was merged with the The Southern Cross newspaper owned by Alfred Horton. The Southern Cross was first published in 1843. 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1843 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


The Wilson and Horton families were both represented in the company until 1996 when Independent Newspapers PLC of Dublin purchased the Horton family's interest in the company. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


A tabloid-sized Sunday edition, the Herald on Sunday, d├ębuted on October 3, 2004, complementing the Saturday broadsheet, the Weekend Herald. October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Allegations of bias

The New Zealand Herald has been accused by many of having a strong liberal bias. It does not always publish letters that reasonably point this out. In August 2003 it became internationally notorious for its dismissal of its award winning cartoonist Malcolm Evans, since he refused to self censor his anti-Zionist cartoons. Malcolm Evans is a New Zealand cartoonist residing in Auckland. ... A bilingual poster in Romanian and Hungarian promoting a film about Jewish settlement in Palestine, 1930s. ...


External links

  • New Zealand Herald - official website

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