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The New Zealand Herald app review

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Introduction

Want to have Auckland's daily published newspaper at your fingertips no matter where you are in the world? The New Zealand Herald is available for your iPad and it'll bring you all the published news on a daily basis, ensuring you're all caught up on the most important stories whether you're living in the heart of Auckland, or halfway across the globe.

You'll find this app in the News section of the App Store, where it can be downloaded completely free of charge. It'll also only take up 12.4 MB of space on your iPad, and is ad-supported with minimalist ads that are easy to avoid.

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The New Zealand Herald

Free

Main Interface

All the news stories included in The New Zealand Herald app are carefully curated by the editors, but the way in which you receive these stories is totally up to your preferences and needs. You can choose to receive push notifications for breaking news stories and this will ensure you're the first to hear about the biggest news events.

Upon launching, the main interface of this app looks very clean and modern, yet is simple enough that it resembles a real-life newspaper. You'll find the main story takes up the top half of the screen while the others are of varying thumbnail sizes based on their importance and significance.

The NZ Herald logo is also perched at the top along with the various sections that will feel rather familiar to you if you are used to reading the actual paper.

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Main interface
Main interface

QR Reader & Social Media Integration

This app comes with a QR reader which is built into it. It can be found in the Scan button on the main page, and it will help you access related article content and the content of the section.

The menu bar can be customized so if you prefer to begin your reading experience with World or Sport news, you can make that section appear first. Users can also move between stories by swiping left or right.

You'll be pleased to know that this app also comes with full social media capabilities, so if you wish to share any of your stories, you can do so via Facebook or Twitter from the article page. You can also email the story to anyone you like.

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Front and center
Front and center

The New Zealand Herald

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Authentic yet digital newspaper-reading experience
  • All the sections of the newspaper are provided
  • Customize your reading experience by setting which section comes first
  • Share stories via Facebook, Twitter, and email
  • Built-in QR reader

Cons

  • This app requires an iPad 2 or higher due to its QR functions

Article layout
Article layout

Final Words

The New Zealand Herald is a fantastic app which will definitely be useful for those looking to keep up with this particular news source based in Auckland. Grab it on your iPad and check it out for free!

 

The New Zealand Herald

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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.