The weekday New Zealand Herald will move to compact format on Monday, September 10, APN New Zealand announced today.
The redesign of the nzherald.co.nz homepage will also go live on this day.
The new-look newspaper will feature new sections and a stronger focus on investigative journalism.
"While much of the focus has been on the compact format and design of the newspaper, we've been equally focused on reviewing and revamping all of our content to ensure it is more relevant, important and topical," said Herald editor Shayne Currie.
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The Monday-to-Friday newspaper will have at least three sections each day - a "main book" of news, world, opinion and sport, a stapled business liftout, and a daily lifestyle or special-interest magazine.
On Monday, this will be a new magazine (to be announced shortly); on Tuesday, Travel; on Wednesday, Viva and Driven; on Thursday, TimeOut and on Friday, SuperSport and The Business.
"While we'll be compact in size, we will not be reducing our editorial space - in fact, our news section will be bigger," said Currie.
"We're expanding the specialist topics our reporters are covering - readers can expect to see a lot more news content that's relevant to modern-day New Zealand, including science and technology, environment, and social and property issues."
Currie said the Herald's stable of columnists would expand, with new names to be announced in coming weeks.
"It's an exciting time for the Herald - both for the newspaper and the digital platforms. We can't wait to share the changes."