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INL: Overview


It will deal with Independent Newspapers Ltd (INL), the New Zealand media group controlled by Murdoch's News. Most of INL's publishing operations were sold to to Fairfax in 2003.


The group currently comprises

66% of Sky Network Television Ltd, a publicly-listed NZ pay tv operator

100% of The Geelong Advertiser Pty Ltd and Geelong Newspapers Pty Ltd

INL purchased a minority holding in Sky Network Television 1997 and increased its stake in 2001.

The Geelong interests publish and print the daily Geelong Advertiser and a range of community newspapers and other publications -

The Echo
Geelong News
Geelong Today (GT)
Geelong Advertiser Bride
Geelong Info
Peninsula Bride
Geelong Advertiser Baby & Toddler
Geelong and the Great Ocean Road
This Month in Geelong

Former INL holdings

INL holdings at the time of transfer from New to Fairfax embraced -

National newspapers -

Sunday Star Times

Sunday News

Friday Flash

Best Bets

Turf Digest

New Zealand Truth

Daily, weekly and community papers -

Whangarei Leader

Look North

Northern News

Dargaville and Districts News

The Bay Chronicle

Waikato Times

Manawatu Evening Standard

Hamilton Press

Hauraki Herald

Cambridge Edition

Matamata Chronicle

Taupo Times

Rotorua Review

Ruapehu Press

South Waikato News

East Waikato Country

North Waikato News

North Taranaki Midweek

The Hawera Star

Feilding Herald

Feilding Herald and Rangitikei Mail

The Tribune

Central District Farmer

Piako Post

City Weekend

The Daily News

The Press

Nelson Mail

The Marlborough Express

The Southland Times

The Timaru Herald

Clutha Leader

The Christchurch Mail

Kaikoura Star

Motueka-Golden Bay News

Otago-Southland Farmer

Taieri Herald


The Mirror

High Country Herald

The Saturday Express

Auckland City Harbour News

Manukau Courier

North Harbour News

North Shore Times Advertiser

East and Bays Courier

Franklin County News

Papakura Courier

Nor'West News Brief

Central Leader

Western Leader

Eastern Courier

Upper Hutt Leader

Wairarapa News

The Hutt News


Kapiti Observer

The Dominion Post

The Norwester

Horowhenua Mail

Kapi-Mana News

The Leader

Magazines and guides -

On Holiday

Boating New Zealand


Fish and Game New Zealand

New Zealand Fishing News

New Zealand Gardener

New Zealand Growing Today

New Zealand Horse & Pony

New Zealand Trucking

NZ House & Garden


Truck Trader

TV Guide

AA Directions (on contract)


The Gordon & Gotch distribution business in New Zealand

49.9% of Business Media Group in New Zealand (publisher of Howick & Pakuranga Times, Bays & Remuera Times and Ellerslie &Panmure Times)

36.9% of NZ Press Association (news agency and financial information service)