The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in
The New Zealand Herald was founded by William Chisholm Wilson, and first published on 13 November 1863. Wilson had been a partner with
After the New Zealander closed in 1866, The Daily Southern Cross provided competition, particularly after
In 1879 the United Press Association was formed so that the main daily papers could share news stories. The organisation became the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA) in 1942. In 1892, the New Zealand Herald, Otago Daily Times, and Press agreed to share the costs of a London correspondent and advertising salesman. The NZPA closed in 2011.
The Wilson and Horton families were both represented in the company, known as Wilson & Horton, until 1996 when
- Dita de Boni was a columnist for the newspaper, writing her first columns for the NZ Herald in 1995. From 2012 to 2015 she wrote a business and politics column until – after a series of articles increasingly critical of the Key government – the Herald discontinued her column for financial reasons.
- Gordon Minhinnick was a staff cartoonist from the 1930s until his retirement in the 1980s.
- Malcolm Evans was dismissed from his position as staff cartoonist in 2003 after the newspaper received complaints about his cartoons on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
- Laurence Clark was the daily political cartoonist from 1987 to 1996, and continued to publish cartoons weekly in the Herald until 2000.
- William Berry, editor of the New Zealand Herald in 1875 and the Daily Southern Cross in 1877
In April 2007, APN NZ announced it was outsourcing the bulk of the Herald's copy editing to an Australian-owned company, Pagemasters.
In November 2012, two months after the launch of its new compact format, APN News and Media announced it would be restructuring its workforce, cutting eight senior roles from across the Herald's range of titles.
Political stance and editorial opinion
The Herald is traditionally a
The Herald's stance on the Middle East is supportive of Israel, as seen most clearly in its 2003 censorship and dismissal of cartoonist Malcolm Evans following his submission of cartoons critical of Israel.
In 2007, an editorial strongly disapproved of some legislation introduced by the
Mistaken identity incident
In July 2014, the Herald published a front-page story about the death of Guy Boyland, a New Zealand-born soldier killed in
In July 2015, the
In 2020, the New Zealand Herald ran inserts provided by the People's Daily, the official mouthpiece of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, pushing Chinese state disinformation about COVID-19. The newspaper subsequently deleted the story from its website.
The Weekend Herald
In 1998 the Weekend Herald was set up as a separate title and the newspaper's website was launched.
Herald on Sunday
A compact-sized Sunday edition, the Herald on Sunday, was first published on 3 October 2004 under the editorship of Suzanne Chetwin and then, for five years, by Shayne Currie. It won Newspaper of the Year for the calendar years 2007 and 2009 and is New Zealand's most-read Sunday newspaper. In 2010, the Herald on Sunday started a campaign to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in New Zealand, called the "Two Drinks Max" campaign. The paper set up a campaign Facebook page, a Twitter account, and encouraged readers to sign up to the campaign on its own website. It is currently edited by Alanah Eriksen.
Herald Online website
The newspaper's online news service, originally called Herald Online, was established in 1998. It was redesigned in late 2006, and again in 2012. The site was named best news website at the 2007 and 2008
- Deborah Coddington, Herald on Sunday
- Matt McCarten, Herald on Sunday
- Brian Rudman
- Colin James is a past columnist
- "NZME managing editor Shayne Currie moves into new role". The New Zealand Herald. 14 March 2023.
- "Murray Kirkness appointed new editor of New Zealand Herald". The New Zealand Herald. 18 June 2015.
- Te, Saing (2021). Media Ownership in New Zealand from 2011 to 2020 (PDF) (Report). Commissioned by the Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) Research Centre. Auckland University of Technology, School of Communication Studies. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2023. Retrieved 23 July 2022.
- "Bio". Laurence Clark 'Klarc'. Archived from the original on 10 July 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
- "Cartoon: 'The line up' – New PCs on The Beat, by Klarc (Laurence Clark), published New Zealand Herald, 28 June 1997". New Zealand Cartoon Archive. 2002. Cartoon Reference no: J-044-010. Archived from the original on 7 November 2007.
On Feb. 22, People's Daily ran a report highlighting speculation that the U.S. military brought the virus to China, pushing the story globally through inserts in newspapers such as the Helsinki Times in Finland and the New Zealand Herald.The New Zealand Herald said it has an 'ad hoc commercial relationship with People's Daily', labels their content as sponsored and reviews it before publication. 'Upon further review of the story that you have referred to, we have removed this particular item from our website', a spokesman said in an email.