The NZ Tablet was a Catholic periodical that was published weekly in Dunedin from 1873 to 1996. It was set up to represent the interests of Irish Catholics throughout the nation.
In 1863, William Chisholm Wilson, an Auckland printer and businessman, withdrew from his partnership in the influential New Zealander to start a rival daily, the New Zealand Herald.
The Southern Cross was started as a weekly paper in Auckland in 1843 by prominent businessman and aspiring politician, William Brown.
The Waikato Times began life as the tri-weekly Waikato Times and Thames Valley Gazette, on 2 May 1872.
The Press, Canterbury 18
The Press published its first weekly issue on 25 May 1861 – a six page paper every Saturday costing 6d – a decade after the Lyttelton Times made its appearance as Canterbury’s first newspaper.
Otago Daily Times 1861-1950
Ashburton Guardian, 1879-1950