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The Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand)

24 February 1912

Wellington's first daily paper, The Evening Post was founded in 1865 by Irish-born Henry Blundell, whose family would retain a controlling interest for over a century. Politically independent and with strong coverage of local news, it quickly established itself as the leading paper of New Zealand's new capital. In 2002, The Evening Post closed after merging with its longstanding conservative rival, The Dominon.