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Special offer celebrates NZ Herald Premium third birthday

Special offer celebrates NZ Herald Premium third birthday

To celebrate the 3rd birthday of our digital subscription service we offer a special deal to potential members.

It’s been three years since the New Zealand Herald took the ambitious step of asking readers to pay for access to our best journalism by buying a Herald Premium digital subscription. Today, we mark the third anniversary of Herald Premium. This is thanks to you, our readers.

More than 140,000 people are now paying to read our expert reporting and commentary on national, business, sport and political issues, along with engaging and informative entertainment and lifestyle features, and stories from leading global publishers like the New York Times and Financial Times.

To mark Premium’s third birthday, we’re offering new members $3 subscriptions for three months, or $99 for the first year. Click here for more details.

The offer expires at 23. 59pm on Monday, May 2.

Five-, six- or seven-day subscribers to the Herald’s print editions, or our regional newspapers, are entitled to full digital access; go to nzherald.co.nz/activate to activate your Premium subscriptions.

For our loyal readers who already have subscriptions, you can help us celebrate by going in the draw to win one of three prizes of $3000 cash. See all details .

A premium subscription allows Kiwis to make sense of the ever-changing, fast-paced news cycle. It includes analysis of current events, in-depth investigations, absorbing features and opinion pieces that you won’t see anywhere else. You can also access gold-standard news from international publications like the Financial Times and New York Times, to expand your view.

In-depth stories from international providers keep premium subscribers across events from around the globe, such as Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Photo / AP
In-depth stories from international providers keep premium subscribers across events from around the globe, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Photo / AP

Our award-winning newsroom continues to produce some of the biggest and most important stories from around Aoteaora.

Among the exclusive Premium stories we’ve published recently were Kurt Bayer’s gripping investigation into the mysterious disappearance of Lachie Jones, the 3-year-old who was found floating face up in an oxidation pond south of his home in Gore. Although police have ruled that it was accidental drowning, Lachie Jones’ father suspects something sinister has happened to him.

Over the past two years, New Zealanders have struggled to navigate through the chaos of a pandemic in global health that has impacted our professional and personal lives. During this time the number of Kiwis struggling with poor mental wellbeing has risen sharply, leading the Herald to launch Great Minds, a major editorial project examining the state of our mental health. The series features in-depth investigations as well as personal stories such as that of Stacey, a 12-year-old Auckland girl plagued by “nightmare” OCD sparked by Covid.

Earlier this month senior political correspondent Audrey Young broke open the story surrounding the real reason Louisa Wall quit politics. This was quickly followed by expert commentary from our political editor Claire Trevett looking at the legacy Wall left behind.

In a months-long investigation Herald reporter Tom Dillane explored the circumstances surrounding the death of 24-year-old professional cyclist Olivia Podmore. Dillane spoke to family, friends and many sources within and outside of Cycling NZ to discuss the tragic circumstances surrounding Olivia Podmore’s death on the same day as the Tokyo Games.

Police and protesters clash on Parliament grounds in March. Photo / Mike Scott
Police and protesters clash on Parliament grounds in March. Photo / Mike Scott

And a series of reports, including this big read from David Fisher, examine how fake news and extremism has gone mainstream in New Zealand, culminating in violent clashes between police and protesters at Parliament earlier this year. Herald Premium isn’t just about first-class journalism.

A Premium subscription also lets you have your say by commenting on selected articles and participating in live Q&As with experts on the hottest topics of the day, whether that’s about media ‘bias’ or Covid-19. Be sure to keep an eye out as our experts Liam Dann and Anne Gibson take your questions in a housing Q&A today, Friday April 29. Join Jared Savage, Herald journalist, and Jarrod Gilbert as they answer questions about gangs on Monday May 2.

Subscribers also get access to exclusive newsletters, including our Premium News Briefing that tells you everything you need to know for the day by the time you’ve made your first coffee, and our weekly Opinion newsletter that rounds up the mood among our columnists and commenters.

If you need a breather, Premium subscribers can save stories to read later, offline via the app, or get stuck into our daily crosswords and puzzles.


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