Gap widens between top NZ news sites

Latest data from Neilsen show that has extended its lead in the General News category with growth of 29 per cent in the number of NZ-based average daily unique browsers when compared to the same category ranking a year ago. The Wellington-based site, owned by Fairfax, now enjoys a lead of 48 per cent […]

Top-of-mind websites in New Zealand

Ask a New Zealander to name a website domain name, and here’s what you get., the country’s most-visited website, is the domain most often mentioned by Kiwis, followed by,, and The information comes from the Colmar Brunton survey Internet Domain Names in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand Domain […] extends lead in NZ-based visitors

The news section of Fairfax’s news website extended its lead over the news section at APN’s in July, according to data released today by Nielsen. was in third place. Average daily unique visitors at were 16.4 per cent higher in July than in January. All figures are based on NZ domestic […]

Kiwi stunt promotes breaking news on the web

From the breaking news battleground in New Zealand… One of the country’s leading news websites,, drew a crowd in downtown Auckland last Thursday, causing pedestrians to look up, grab their mobile phone cameras and start clicking. The publicity stunt (click the video above to watch) touts the site’s commitment to being first with breaking […]

Herald site holds slim lead in New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald’s website holds a narrow lead in domestic unique users over news portal, according to the latest data from Nielsen Online. The two sites, owned respectively by rival newspaper groups APN and Fairfax, are perennial contenders for the top spot among Kiwi news readers, and also draw large international audiences, […]

Top New Zealand news sites

The latest Nielsen NetRatings summary of newspaper and magazine websites in New Zealand shows the New Zealand Herald’s site,, holding a slim lead over the Fairfax newspapers site in terms of monthly unique visitors. Each site draws more than two million visitors a month, placing them among the country’s most popular sites of […]

Top New Zealand news sites

The latest traffic summary from Nielsen NetRatings New Zealand ranks the country’s top news sites last month, including TV3 which makes a strong first appearance in the Top Five at number three. That will be a bit of good news for the new majority owners of TV3 parent CanWest MediaWorks.┬áIronbridge Capital now holds a 70 […]

World’s tallest tower lights up

BlogTO reports today on the new coloured lighting system for Toronto’s CN Tower, complete with great photos taken during a test run of the system last night. The pictures were posted to the blogTO photo pool on flickr. The Globe & Mail website also has some pictures. New Zealanders will be familiar with the effect, […]