Changing Times: The Story of a New Zealand Country Newspaper

Author(s): Kit de Latour

New Zealand | Media

In 2005 the Rodney Times was bought by Fairfax New Zealand Ltd,thus ending a 104-year era for New Zealand's oldest family-owned newspaper. For the last 88 of those years, the family was that of William Thomson Rauparaha Cook and his equally determined descendants. Ex Rodney Times editor Kit de Latour tells the fascinating story of a New Zealand coutnry newspaper from its Australian founder, Alfred Walter Charles de La Roche - he was cold-shouldered out of the vigorous pioneer town of Warkworth by the eldest son of the local captain of industry - through to the present, when the proud independent was absorbed into the corporate publishing fold.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780476000834
  • : Times Media Group
  • : January 2009
  • : 225 x 280 mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : landscape
  • : Kit de Latour
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 241pp
  • : Colour and BXW Photographs