Waikato Times

The Waikato Times was a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a circulation to the greater Waikato region. It became a tabloid paper in 2018.[1]

Waikato Times
EditorJonathan MacKenzie
Founded2 May 1872, Ngaruawahia
LanguageNew Zealand English
Sister newspapersHamilton Press

The Waikato Times started out as the tri-weekly Waikato Times and Thames Valley Gazette, first published by George Jones[2] on 2 May 1872 in Ngaruawahia but moved to Hamilton in 1875.[3] It was then managed by Messrs Langbridge and Silver, E. M. Edgecumbe, George Edgecumbe and J. S. Bond, who ran a book and stationery shop and changed the Times from tri-weekly to a penny daily in 1896, using Press Association news.[4]

For 20 years it competed with the Waikato Argus, until the papers merged in 1915.[5] The paper changed from afternoon to morning production from 5 September 2011, though had changed its Saturday issue in 2003.[6]

The Times has an audited daily circulation of 39,695 copies as of December 2011 and is part of Fairfax New Zealand.[7] As of December 2012 Allan Hawkey produces opinion cartoons for the newspaper.[8]

Papers Past has 2 May 1872 to 31 December 1892 issues in a searchable form on-line.[9] Hamilton reference library has microfilm copies of the Waikato Argus (29 Aug 1896 – 27 December 1902, 23 January 1903 – 30 April 1909, 1 June 1909 – 4 December 1914)[10] and Waikato Times from 1872.[11] The paper is also included on the Stuff.co.nz website.[12]

Community newspapers

The Hamilton Press is a weekly newspaper, delivered on Wednesdays, in the city of Hamilton.[13] It is free to Hamilton residents, and is delivered without prior arrangement to all Hamilton mailboxes.


  1. "You're not going crazy – your local paper has shrunk in size". Stuff. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. "The Hon. George Jones". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. "Papers Past – Waikato Times". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  4. "Hamilton". nzetc.victoria.ac.nz. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  5. "Papers Past – Waikato Times – Description". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  6. "Time right for a morning move". Waikato Times. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  7. "Waikato Times". 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  8. "Hawkey's cartoons". Waikato Times. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  9. "Papers Past – Waikato Times". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 7 November 2013.
  10. "Home page". Waikato Times News.
  11. "Home page". PressDisplay.com. Retrieved 7 November 2013.

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