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This year, our award-winning newsroom has produced some of the biggest stories intriguing Aotearoa. Kate MacNamara revealed how Government spending on vaccine PR controlled the flow of information to Kiwis; Kim Knight met renters aged 8-82 to learn how the country's housing crisis was affecting them; Jane Phare laid bare the broken family court system and its negative impact on divorcing couples; and Jared Savage named the gang members alleged to be running the New Zealand branch of an international drug smuggling syndicate. And of course, there was the rugby saga that could have seen a top Auckland fee-paying school banned from all sport.
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This special Black Friday offer ends at 11.59pm on Monday, November 29, and is not available for current subscribers.
"We have a vital role to play – in this age of a global pandemic and widespread misinformation on social media – to ensure we provide fair, balanced and accurate information," NZME managing editor Shayne Currie said.
"And that we're fearless in the pursuit of that truth – challenging the politicians, analysing the response, and providing access to latest data."
Other highlights from the latest NZ Readership figures include:
- In print, the New Zealand Herald average issue readership has increased year on year, for the last six releases.
- 2.8 million New Zealanders engage with our news content each month; 2.6 million for our entertainment coverage; and 1.1. million for our sports coverage.
- All of the Herald's inserted magazines – including Canvas, Travel and TimeOut - recorded audience growth either year-on-year or on the previous survey period. The Herald on Sunday is far and away New Zealand's favourite Sunday newspaper.
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