Products and Services
About Otago Daily Times
The Otago Daily Times, the newspaper with the longest history of daily publication in New Zealand, first rolled off the press on November 15, 1861.
It was founded by Julius (later Sir Julius) Vogel,an Englishman of Jewish parentage, who began his journalistic career in Australia in 1856. Otago was in the grip of gold fever when Vogel arrived in 1861 and he saw immediate possibilities for a daily paper to serve a population expanding week on week, as new gold rushes occurred.