The New Zealand Herald's paper and online readership has grown to nearly 1.3 million Kiwis a week.
The Herald website saw unique browsers jump by 32 per cent in the period and the Herald mobile site was up 403 per cent for monthly unique browsers.
As well, over the year the Herald's launch of apps for iPad, iPhone and Android had seen around 100,000 downloads.
Despite the tough economic climate, the Audit Bureau of Circulation figures show the paper sold an average of 170,704 copies a day in the year to June 30, up by 181, and was the only metropolitan daily paper to increase sales in that period.
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In the separate Nielsen readership survey, the print edition's readership was 586,000, down slightly on a year ago, but twice as high as any other metro paper.
The Herald's combined print and online audience grew by 48,000 to 1,283,000.
Martin Simons, chief executive of Herald publisher APN New Zealand, says audience growth through multi-media channels is a major focus for the company.
"These are exciting times for any media organisation and the Herald provides an excellent case study of how quality, award-winning content packaged and delivered
through multi-media channels can grow audience numbers and provide dynamic new
ways for advertisers to engage with New Zealanders.''
The Herald was named newspaper of the year at the 2011 Canon Media Awards, the Weekend Herald won best weekly paper and nzherald.co.nz was declared best website.