The Daily Post (New Zealand)

Rotorua Daily Post
Type Daily/Morning (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) NZME
Editor Scott Inglis
Founded 1885
Headquarters Rotorua, New Zealand
Circulation 10,550[1]
ISSN 1170-0254

The Rotorua Daily Post is the regional newspaper for the Central North Island including the greater Rotorua area as well as Taupo and the surrounding areas.[2]


The paper was founded in 1885 as the Hot Lakes Chronicle. This paper received a major scoop when it covered the eruption of Mount Tarawera in June 1886. It was founded by a Mr. Watt, and upon his death his wife took over. She in turn sold it to Mr. David Gardner, who emigrated from Queensland, in 1905. His sons, Robin and Russell, took over upon Gardner's death in 1918. Originally published weekly, the Hot Lakes Chronicle was published twice a week by Gardner in an effort to stave off competition from a rival paper.[2]

Other publications

The Rotorua Daily Post also publishes:

Rotorua Weekender

Rotorua Weekender is a weekly paper delivered free each Friday to all homes in the greater Rotorua area.[3]

Whakatane News

The Whakatane News is delivered free every Thursday to all homes in the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty region.[4]

The Taupo & Turangi Weekender

The Taupo & Turangi Weekender is a free weekly paper delivered to each home in the greater Taupo and Turangi area.[5]

Thermal Air

Thermal Air is a weekly tourist guide to the regions attractions. It is delivered to information sites across New Zealand as well as all accommodation in Rotorua and its surrounds.[6]

Hamilton News

Hamilton News is delivered weekly on a Friday to Hamilton and the surrounding area.[7]

Te Awamutu Courier

The Te Awamutu Courier is a biweekly community newspaper published on Tuesdays and Thursdays.[8]


  1. "Newspaper Audit Process". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  2. 1 2 "Local, latest and breaking news from the Rotorua region - Rotorua Daily Post". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
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