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NZ Herald announces switch to tabloid format

Published: 8:12AM Monday July 09, 2012 Source: ONE News

  • The new look of the NZ Herald. (Source: New Zealand Herald.)
    The new look of the NZ Herald. - Source: New Zealand Herald.

The New Zealand Herald has announced today that its weekday newspaper will be switching to a tabloid or compact format in September.

The paper said it "will undergo the biggest transformation in its 150-year history" by moving away from its current broadsheet newspaper format.

The Herald said there will be an increase in pages, and editorial space will not decrease as a result of the change.

APN New Zealand Media chief executive Martin Simons said: "We've been testing the concept with our readers and had excellent feedback that demonstrates a clear demand for a weekday compact."

The change will coincide with a redesign of, the paper said.

The Weekend Herald will remain as a broadsheet paper.

The exact date the new-look Monday-Friday paper will be launched is yet to be announced.