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The Southland Times


The Southland Times

The Southland Times
Type Daily (except Sunday) Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Fairfax Media
Editor Natasha Holland
Founded 1862
Headquarters Invercargill, New Zealand
Circulation 23, 231
ISSN 0112-9910
Website //

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


  • History 1
  • Other publications 2
    • The Eye 2.1
    • Newslink 2.2
    • The Mirror 2.3
    • Clutha Leader 2.4
    • Otago Southland Farmer 2.5
    • Auto Xtra 2.6
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Southland Times was first established in 1862. The first edition was published on 12 November 1862 under the title of Invercargill Times. The three founders were

  • WebsiteSouthland Times

External links

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  2. ^ : a division of Fairfax MediaThe Southland Times
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  4. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  5. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
  6. ^ Fairfax Media: Publications
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Auto Xtra is an A4 glossy car publication, published fortnightly on a Monday, inserted into The Southland Times, and distributed to retail outlets in Invercargill.

Auto Xtra

The Otago Southland Farmer is delivered fortnightly to all rural homes in Southland and Otago.[7]

Otago Southland Farmer

The Clutha Leader is delivered on Thursday mornings to all homes in the Clutha district.[6]

Clutha Leader

The Mirror is published weekly on Wednesdays in two editions: one for the Queenstown Lakes District and another for Central Otago.[5]

The Mirror

Newslink is distributed weekly in the area surrounding Gore and Eastern Southland.[4]


The Eye is distributed weekly in the area surrounding Invercargill and Winton.

The Eye

The Southland Times also publishes:

Other publications

In May 2012 local printing of The Southland Times ceased with all printing now taking place from Allied Press in Dunedin. Smaller community papers that are usually printed once a week are now printed from Christchurch.[3]

The paper changed hands again on 1 July 2003, when Independent Newspapers Limited was purchased by Fairfax Media.[2]

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 under the direction of Ian Gilmour.

), 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. Independent Newspapers Limited Initially, it was published two or three times a week until it became a daily paper in 1875. From 1869 until its purchase by the INL ([1]

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