NZ Herald keeping NZ ahead of the news

Posted 26 August 2021.

​The number of NZ Herald daily website sessions has been consistently above 3 million since the lockdown started - with more than 3.7 million sessions on both Wednesday and Friday last week, and total page views on each of those days of more than 11 million. In addition, the New Zealand Herald had 1.4 million App launches on Wednesday, a 127% increase compared to July’s average. We are seeing big audience spikes at 1pm - with the announcement of latest cases and other developments - and other big spikes between 8am and 9am and 7pm and 8pm.

All showing how Kiwis are turning to New Zealand’s biggest news website,, in record numbers - relying on trusted, credible and in-depth analysis and coverage of the level-four Covid-19 lockdown.

The NZ Herald is NZ’s biggest and most popular news website - a position it has held for the past 12 months. The site - the Voyager Website of the Year in 2020 and 2021 - also grew its monthly audience lead in July. was named in the 2020 Colmar Brunton Corporate Reputation Index for companies spontaneously mentioned for initiatives that impressed New Zealanders during the Covid outbreak – providing useful advice, information and encouragement.

“That’s a role we hold dear. Our journalists are working around the clock to bring New Zealanders trusted and reliable information - we know the media plays a critical role in not only asking hard questions of those in authority, but also explaining sometimes complex issues and providing understanding of the pandemic and the country’s response,” said NZME Managing Editor Shayne Currie.

SOURCE: Nielsen Digital Content Ratings 18/08/2021