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The Dominion Post (Wellington)

The Dominion Post is a metropolitan broadsheet morning 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
Dominion Post (Wellington) front page.jpg
The 2 March 2012 front page of The Dominion Post.
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Fairfax
Editor Bernadette Courtney
Founded 2002
Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand
Circulation 98,000
ISSN 1175-9488


The Dominion Post was created in July 2002 by Independent Newspapers Limited (INL), by amalgamating two existing Wellington broadsheet newspapers; The Dominion a morning paper, that commenced on Dominion Day, 26 September 1907; and The Evening Post, an evening, that commenced on 8 February 1865. As a result of 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 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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