New Zealand Press Association

NZPA

New Zealand newspaper industry organsiation which shared and distributed local news amongst its member newspapers. Established under this name in 1942 to stress the national scope of the service. Known as NZPA.

Originally known as the United Press Association, an organisation formed in 1879 from the combination of the two competing news agencies, the Press Association and the Press Agency. Membership numbers flucutated from 26 in the 1880s, to 71 in 1907, and 74 by 1918. Vy 2011, the numebr had dropped to 26 again.

Maintained an Australian office in Sydney (1888-mid 1950s, 1963-circa 2011), and Melbourne (1956-1963). Also a London office from 1942; an office in Asia (Singapore, and Hong Kong) and Washington DC. Overseas offices were closed in the late 1990s to early 2000s.

NZPA closed in 2011.

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Date: 1930 By: Williams, Havelock Arthur, 1884-1968 Description: Group photograph of members of the United Press Association taken by Havelock Ellis in 1930. In the background are the premises of the Timaru Herald (establ...
Date: [1996-2000] From: Kidman, Fiona Judith (Dame), 1940- : Papers Description: Inward correspondence; some outward Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [1981]-1999 Description: Clippings on Maori subjects; letters to Ben Couch and the NZPA from Ron Fisher, Professor of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, re his reporting...
Date: 1912 Description: Group photograph of nine men, directors or members of the United Press Association. Sir H Brett is the Chairman. Inscriptions: Mount recto - beneath image -...
Date: 1950-2000 From: Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Description: Photographs relating to communications, taken and collected by the Evening Post. Images taken in New Zealand and abroad, by a range of photographers, between...
Williams, Havelock Arthur, 1884-1968 :Directors of the United Press Association. Jubilee year 1929
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Hubbard, James, 1949- :"We need to discuss birth control!" 12 May 2011
Date: 2011 By: New Zealand Press Association Description: The husband, who represents the 'electorate' stands horrified beside the bed of his hideous wife who represents 'MMP' as he sees for the first time his twins...
Hubbard, James, 1949- :"I believe!" 22 May 2011
Date: 2011 By: New Zealand Press Association Description: Finance Minister, Bill English sits at a table with other members of the 'Strategic Economic Planning Committee'. He puts his hand on his heart and says 'I b...