14 Apr 2023

The Dominion Post to drop the 'Dominion'

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 14 April 2023

The capital's last daily paper The Dominion Post is dropping the word "dominion" from its name - and its parent company is signaling further change.

The Dom, which was started 21 years ago as a merger of The Dominion and The Evening Post, is being rebranded to just, The Post.

Writing in the paper today, editor Caitlin Cherry says New Zealand's status as a dominion ended in 1945 when it joined the UN, so it's time for the word to go.

Mediawatch's Colin Peacock spoke to Max Towle.