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Southland Times
Type Daily (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner Fairfax Media
Editor Fred Tullet
Founded 1862
Headquarters Invercargill, New Zealand
Circulation 29,384
ISSN 0112-9910
Official website [1]

The Southland Times is the regional daily paper for Southland, including Invercargill, and neighbouring parts of Otago, in New Zealand.



The Southland Times was first established in 1862 and published two or three times a week until it became a daily paper in 1875. From 1869, until its purchase by the INL (Independent Newspapers Limited), it was owned by the Gilmour family. Robert Gilmour became a part owner in 1869-70, and then in 1879 became the sole owner of the paper.

In 1972, digital computers and software, phototypesetters and a Japanese APR photopolymer plate were installed at the paper making the Times New Zealand's first fully computerised newspaper production system.

It changed hands again on July 1, 2003 when Independent Newspapers Limited was purchased by Fairfax Media.[1]

Other publications

The Southland Times also publishes:



Newslink is distributed weekly in the area surrounding Gore and Eastern Southland.[2]

The Mirror

The Mirror is published weekly on a Wednesday in two editions. One for the Queenstown Lakes District and another for Central Otago.[3]

Clutha Leader

The Clutha Leader is delivered on Thursday mornings to all homes in the Clutha district.[4]

Taieri Herald

The Taieri Herald is published each Tuesday and delivered to every home in the Mosgiel, Green Island, Abbotsford, Taieri Mouth, Fairfield, Outram, Middlemarch, South Taieri, Taieri Plains, Waihola, Brighton, Concord and Waldronville areas and their surrounds.[5]

Otago Southland Farmer

The Otago Southland Farmer is delivered fortnightly to all rural homes in Southland and Otago.[6]

D Scene

D Scene is delivered weekkly on a Wednesday to over 48,000 in Dunedin and surrounding areas.

Auto Xtra

Auto Xtra is an A4 glossy car publication, published fortnightly on a Monday and inserted into the Southland Times and distributed to retail outlets in Invercargill.

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