The Dominion Post (Wellington)
The Dominion Post is a metropolitan broadsheet
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 published in Wellington, New Zealand, owned by the Australia
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n Fairfax group, owners of The Age
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, Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald
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The paper was created by the previous owners, Independent Newspapers Limited
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 (INL, 49% owned by Rupert Murdoch
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's News Limited
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), from an amalgamation of two Wellington broadsheet newspapers, The Dominion
The Dominion (Wellington)
The Dominion was a daily morning newspaper based in Wellington, New Zealand.In 2002 it merged with The Evening Post, the other Wellington daily, to form the Dominion Post....

(morning, commenced Dominion Day
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, 26 September 1907) and The Evening Post
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(commenced 1865), in July 2002. INL sold the paper and all other New Zealand
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newspapers and most magazines in its stable to Fairfax in 2003.

With 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 Dominion Post or affiliated/owning companies.

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