The Dominion Post (Wellington)
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The 2 March 2012 front page of The Dominion Post
|Owner(s)||Nine Entertainment Co.|
|Headquarters||Wellington, New Zealand|
2002 fusion of The Evening Post and The DominionEdit
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.