Christchurch Press is has been considered as the oldest existing paper in New Zealand. It encountered hardships on the establishing of its name and the delivery of the news, but was able to outshine all these.
From its first edition of a six page tabloid, it was competent to get the Best Daily Newspaper Award with a circulation over 25,000 on 2006 and 2007. Record says that it was the first time for a New Zealand newspaper to get such admiration. It also gathered the most excellent in field awards for its Zest and Drive sections. Christchurch Press was able to establish publishing from a small cottage in Montreal Street; then they were able to acquire the Theatre Royal site.
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Christchurch Press is one of the four most important newspapers circulating over 90,000 papers per day throughout the South Island. It is one of the well- known and esteemed newspapers over the country that has left a big mark in the minds of the people everyday. Regardless of the difficulties that come along their way each day, you can notice how the staff behaved competitively all throughout the years. There was never a down fall in their entire period of service for each day was a challenge to everyone in the staff. Perhaps the secret to the company’s success is not in the name itself but in the determination of everyone working behind it.
From their long stay in the journalism business, Christchurch Press was capable to provide evidence of the credibility of their news and other forms of writings.