Fairfax New Zealand

//Fairfax New Zealand

Fairfax New Zealand

Company Summary

The New Zealand branch of Fairfax Media, Fairfax New Zealand is primarily focussed on its website Stuff.co.nz, which acts as an online portal for its digital brands. As well as this, the Fairfax New Zealand has acquired News Corp Australia’s papers, and publishes its masthead titles as well as 60 local papers. It also launched Fairfax New Zealand News in 2011, in response to the closure of the New Zealand Press Association.

Key Facts

  • Fairfax’s print facilities produce 244 million copies of its titles each year

  • Fairfax publishes online editions of each of its print titles

  • More than 7500 employees produce content for Fairfax

Fairfax New Zealand history

In 1841, John Fairfax purchased the Sydney Morning Herald, acquiring and founding more titles as the business expanded. John Fairfax Holdings, as the company was originally known, founded The Australian Financial Review in 1951, and Fairfax-owned television stations ATN and QTQ began broadcasting in the same decade.

Fairfax acquired New Zealand’s Independent Newspapers Ltd in 2003, and appointed its current CEO, David Kirk, in 2005.

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