Newcastle Herald 4+


Rural Press Pty Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Newcastle Herald app brings together the best of your daily newspaper and its website to take your local news experience to another level.
As the Hunter’s trusted voice, we keep you up to date seven days a week with news that’s important to our community.
Whether it's the breaking news you need to know from around the region or across the nation, the latest Knights, Jets or other sporting results, in-depth analysis explaining the decisions and events affecting our lives, or incisive commentary, you will be the first to know using the Newcastle Herald app.
The app is free to download, but you need to be a Newcastle Herald digital subscriber to read articles. Features include:

- Access to breaking news updates 24 hours-a-day

- Browse the latest articles in the topics that interest you most

- Save articles to read later

- Alerts for breaking news and big stories

- Read a digital replica of the day's newspaper

- Play our daily interactive puzzles

Please note: This app features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research or audience ratings services. Please see for more information.

What’s New

Version 1.8

Bug fixes & performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Haroldherald ,

Not for iPads

The app may have been regigged to suit mobile phones but it is a disaster for iPads. I was an early adopter of the digital Herald but it’s now clunky and unreliable. Can’t even load it most days without half a dozen tries. Will be rethinking my subscription.
I notice plenty of other complaints. Maybe fix it?
Service has gone backwards

Developer Response ,


It may be best to contact our the digital support team via email or phone to help assist with your concerns with The App.

They should be able to assist you with your concerns.

Our updated App has more content and refined for viewing purpose.

1300 131 095 opt 2.

Lou's Thoughs ,

My Herald

46 years plus I have read the Herald daily, I can’t stop it now , as I am ageing it keeps me up to date with what’s happening with local and world wide news . And the competitions it runs is a bonus.
Thanks you all do an amazing job. Lou’s Thought’s

RichardM57 ,

Slow and repetitive downloading

So far this morning we have has to download the paper 3 times even after my wife has read it. We keep getting the message “Failed to load timeline. The operation couldn’t be completed. (NSURLErrorDomain error - 999.) Retry”. This happens every day and only since the app was upgraded. It is getting very frustrating. It is fine once we can read it and easier to go straight to a page with the little thumbnails on the right.

Developer Response ,

Hi Richard,

One suggestion is to try Delete the App and reinstall the app to see if the error still occurs.

Does it only occur on one smart device or all devices.

Please contact the support team on 1300 131 095, Option 2 for our team to assist you and obtain further details for IT to investigate.

App Privacy

The developer, Rural Press Pty Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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