Waikato Times Newspaper New Zealand
Waikato Times Newspaper New Zealand is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a circulation to the greater Waikato region.
The Waikato Times started out as the tri-weekly Waikato Times and Thames Valley Gazette, first published on 2 May 1872 in Ngaruawahia but moved to Hamilton in 1875. For 20 years it competed with the Waikato Argus, until the papers merged in 1915. The paper changed from afternoon to morning production from 5 September 2011, though had changed its Saturday issue in 2003.
The Times has an audited daily circulation of 39,695 copies as of December 2011 and is part of Fairfax New Zealand. As of December 2012 Allan Hawkey produces opinion cartoons for the newspaper.
The paper is covered on the Stuff.co.nz website and has an official Facebook page and a Twitter feed.
Papers Past has 2 May 1872 to 31 December 1892 issues in a searchable form on-line. Hamilton reference library has microfilm copies of the Waikato Argus and Waikato Times from 1872.