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The New Zealand Herald

The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, although circulation of the daily Herald had declined to 115,213 copies on average by December 2017, its main circulation area is the Auckland region. It is delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland and King Country; the New Zealand Herald was founded by William Chisholm Wilson, first published on 13 November 1863. Wilson had been a partner with John Williamson in the New Zealander, but left to start a rival daily newspaper as he saw a business opportunity with Auckland's growing population, he had split with Williamson because Wilson supported the war against the Māori while Williamson opposed it. The Herald promoted a more constructive relationship between the North and South Islands. After the New Zealander closed in 1866 The Daily Southern Cross provided competition after Julius Vogel took a majority shareholding in 1868.

The Daily Southern Cross was first published in 1843 by William Brown as The Southern Cross and had been a daily since 1862. Vogel sold out of the paper in 1873 and Alfred Horton bought it in 1876. In 1876 the Wilson family and Horton joined in partnership and The New Zealand Herald absorbed The Daily Southern Cross. In 1879 the United Press Association was formed so that the main daily papers could share news stories; the organisation became the New Zealand Press Association in 1942. In 1892, the New Zealand Herald, Otago Daily Times, Press agreed to share the costs of a London correspondent and advertising salesman; the New Zealand Press Association closed in 2011. The Wilson and Horton families were both represented in the company, known as Wilson & Horton, until 1996 when Tony O'Reilly's Independent News & Media Group of Dublin purchased the Horton family's interest in the company; the Herald is now owned by Entertainment. That company is owned by Sydney-based APN News & Media and the Radio Network, owned by the Australian Radio Network.

Dita de Boni was a columnist for the newspaper, writing her first columns for the NZ Herald in 1995. From 2012 - 2015 she wrote a business and politics column until – after a series of articles critical of the Key government – the Herald discontinued her column for financial reasons. Gordon Minhinnick was a staff cartoonist from the 1930s until his retirement in the 1980s. Malcolm Evans was fired from his position as staff cartoonist in 2003 after the newspaper received complaints about his cartoons on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Laurence Clark was the daily political cartoonist from 1987 to 1996, continued to publish cartoons weekly in the Herald until 2000. On 10 September 2012, the Herald moved to a compact format for weekday editions, after 150 years publishing in broadsheet format; the broadsheet format was retained for the Saturday edition. In April 2007, APN NZ announced it was outsourcing the bulk of the Herald's copy editing to an Australian-owned company, Pagemasters.

In November 2012, two months after the launch of its new compact format, APN News and Media announced it would be restructuring its workforce, cutting eight senior roles from across the Herald's range of titles. The Herald is traditionally a centre-right newspaper, was given the nickname "Granny Herald" into the 1990s; this changed with the acquisition of the paper by Independent News & Media in 1996, today, despite remaining free enterprise oriented on economic matters such as trade and foreign investment, the Herald is editorially progressive on international geopolitics and military matters, printing material from British newspapers such as The Independent and The Observer, more conservative newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph. The Herald's stance on the Middle East is supportive of Israel, as seen most in its 2003 censorship and dismissal of cartoonist Malcolm Evans following his submission of cartoons critical of Israel. In 2007, an editorial disapproved of some legislation introduced by the Labour-led government, the Electoral Finance Act, to the point of overtly campaigning against the legislation.

In July 2015, the New Zealand Press Council ruled that Herald columnist Rachel Glucina had failed to properly represent herself as a journalist when seeking comment from Amanda Bailey on a complaint she had made about Prime Minister John Key pulling her hair when he was a customer at the cafe in which she worked. The Herald published Bailey's name and comments after she had retracted permission for Glucina to do so; the council said there was an “element of subterfuge” in Glucina's actions and that there was not enough public interest to justify her behaviour. In its ruling the council said that, “The NZ Herald has fallen sadly short of those standards in this case.” The Herald's editor denied the accusations of subterfuge. Glucina subsequently resigned from the newspaper. In 1998 the Weekend Herald was set up as a separate title and the newspaper's website was launched. A compact-sized Sunday edition, the Herald on Sunday, was first published on 3 October 2004 under the editorship of Suzanne Chetwin and for five years, by Shayne Currie.

It won Newspaper of the Year for the calendar years 2007 and 2009 and is New Zealand's second-highest-circulating weekly newspaper after the more established and conservative broadsheet, The Sunday Star-Times. In 2010, the Herald on Sunday started a campaign to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving in New Zealand, called the "Two Drinks Max" campaign; the paper set up a campaign Facebook page, a Twitter accou

Serles

Serles is a mountain of the Stubai Alps in the Austrian state of Tyrol, between the Stubai Valley and Wipptal, near the Italian border. Its nickname is Altar von Tirol the Altar of Tyrol, it has several lower peaks, including Sonnenstein at 2,476 m on the west side. Located on the edge of long ridge traversing east from Habicht, it is a popular scrambling peak and can get crowded in the summer; the summit provides excellent view of the Stubai Alps and Zillertal Alps. It is accessible via the Serlesjöchl: from Matrei am Brenner in Wipptal via Maria Waldrast from Fulpmes and Kampl in Stubaital via Wildeben

2018 Ontario Tankard

The 2018 Ontario Tankard, known as the Dairy Farmers of Ontario Tankard for sponsorship reasons is the 2018 provincial men's curling championship for Southern Ontario, was held from January 31 to February 4 at the Canada Summit Centre in Huntsville, Ontario. The winning John Epping team represented Ontario at the 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina, Saskatchewan; the event had a triple knock out format, rather than the traditional round robin event as done in previous years. The number of qualified teams increased from 10 to 12. 12 teams will qualify from two regional qualifiers, a challenge round, the winner of the Colts competition, plus the top two southern Ontario teams in the CTRS standings. The east and west'provincial qualifiers' are preceded by four regional qualifiers in which three teams qualify for the provincial qualifiers, plus the teams ranked 3-10 on the CTRS standings; the team lineups are as follows: The draw is listed as follows: January 31, 2:30pm January 31, 7:30pm February 1, 9:30am February 1, 2:30pm February 1, 7:30pm February 2, 9:30am February 2, 2:30pm February 2, 7:30pm February 3, 1:00pm February 3, 6:30pm February 4, 9:30am February 4, 2:30pm The following teams have qualified for the east or west provincial qualifiers based on their ranking on the CTRS standings and will not have to play in the regional qualifiers: Greg Balsdon Codey Maus Mark Kean Wayne Tuck Jr. Richard Krell Dayna Deruelle John Steski Steve Allen December 15–17, at the Renfrew Curling Club, Renfrew Teams entered: Connor Duhaime Willie Jeffries Mike McLean Spencer Richmond Joseph Smith Brackets: December 15-17, at the Dixie Curling Club, Mississauga Teams entered: Rob Ainsley Roy Arndt Matt Glandfield Rob Lobel Dennis Moretto Gregory Park Michael Shepherd Brandon Tippin Brackets: December 16–17 Teams entered: Mark Bice Ryan Brown Ian Dickie Andrew Fairfull Pat Ferris Joe Frans Brent Gray Nathan Martin Rob Retchless Brent Ross Daryl Shane Damien Villard Brackets: Teams entered: Dale Kelly Craig Van Ymeren January 12-14 at the RCMP Curling Club, Ottawa Brackets: January 12-14, Brant Curling Club, Brantford Brackets: December 6-10 at the Midland Curling Club, Midland Qualified teams: Andrew Fairfull Chris Van Huyse Chris Wai Ian Dickie John Young Jr. Michael Shepherd Sebastien Robillard Terry Corbin StandingsTie-breaker: Robillard 7-2 Van Huyse Qualifiers in bold.

Two teams qualify from each event for the provincial Colts Championship. November 18, Gananoque Curling Club, GananoqueTeams entered: Bill Sobering Billy Woods Chris Wai Sebastien Robillard Teams entered: Andrew Skelton Chris Van Huyse Craig Schinde Derek Dobson Michael Shepherd Nathan Martin Ryan O'Neil November 18-19, Penetanguishene Curling Club, Penetanguishene Teams entered: Andrew Fairfull Darryl Hartman David Ellis Gregory Park Ian Dickie Scott Jennings November 18-19, St. Marys Curling Club, St. Marys Teams entered: Bill Buchanan Dale Kelly Derek Shackleton John Young Jr. Jonathan Duguay Terry Corbin January 19-21 at the Lindsay Curling Club, Lindsay Triple Knockout Results:New teams: Gary Grant Mac Calwell Brackets: Official site