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NZ Herald editor-in-chief to step down

Tim Murphy, the editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Herald, is to step down after 30 years at APN New Zealand, which rebranded its newspaper and radio assets under NZME last year. Mr Murphy was appointed editor of the Herald in 2001 and has served as editor-in-chief for the last three years, overseeing the paper’s transition...

Tim Murphy, the editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Herald, is to step down after 30 years at APN New Zealand, which rebranded its newspaper and radio assets under NZME last year.

Mr Murphy was appointed editor of the Herald in 2001 and has served as editor-in-chief for the last three years, overseeing the paper’s transition from broadsheet to tabloid size in 2012.

“I’ve had a long and thoroughly rewarding time leading our journalism … in an era of real industry upheaval,” Mr Murphy said in a statement.

He was the youngest editor in the paper’s history in 2001 at 37 years of age. Current editor Shayne Currie will expand his role while NZME searches globally for a new editor-in-chief.

Mr Murphy will finish up on June 30.

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