Christchurch Mail

Christchurch Mail

The Christchurch Mail has the largest audited circulation and readership of any community newspaper in Christchurch. The Christchurch Mail is strong in local news and events within each of the four local communities it covers.  Regular features include:  My Car, Your Place, Entertainment, Gardening, Started School, Family Focus, Adopt a Pet, Local Trades, Street Talk and more.

Newspaper Details

The Christchurch Mail is the complete guide to what is happening in your community, covering local news and events within the Christchurch community.  Published every Thursday in full colour, 94,000+ copies of the Christchurch Mail are delivered directly to the whole of Christchurch via letterbox, insertion into The Press newspaper and stand distribution;  this makes the Christchurch Mail Christchurch's most read and largest circulating community newspaper.

Readership for the Christchurch Mail is an impressive 122,000 people.  The Christchurch Mail's strength is to connect with the community;  it conveys relevant in-depth and engaging news on what is happening in your borough, at your local shopping centre or on your street.  The Christchurch Mail enables local advertisers to connect with local readers with the ability to reach only the relevant catchment areas for your business. 

Newspaper Display Advertising
Display advertising is located throughout the publication and utilises size, colour, illustration and typography to attract the reader's attention. Display advertising is primarily found in the editorial sections but can also be placed within classified sections if deemed appropriate and relevant.

You can request a preferred position within the newspaper for a fee or choose "run of paper" whereby the advertisement is placed in any position in the paper at our discretion. Opting for run of paper generally results in a reduced charge to an advertiser.

Classified Advertising
Classifieds are advertising only pages across a number of different categories e.g for sale, trade services or situations vacant

Premium Positions

Advertisers are able to purchase, subject to availability, front page, solus, premium and unique positions.  Size, availability and price are subject to request and availability.

Standard sizes

Run of Paper from 4cm deep to 7 cols (26.2 cm) wide, up to 37cm x 7col.

Classified from 2cm deep to 8 columns (37.70) wide, up to 37cm x 8col.


Ad Opportunities:

In addition to in-paper advertising, there are a number of additional advertising opportunities available.  Please contact your account manager for more details.

The Christchurch Mail - Ratecard 2013


How to calculate a rate

The Christchurch Mail publishes a single level, colour inclusive and all category ratecard.

To calculate your advertising / schedule cost take the rate and multiply by the advertisement size and the number of insertions required.

If you have a solus position or special loading add this percentage at the end.

The total is the ad cost amount exclusive of GST.

Please refer to The Christchurch Mail ratecard for more information on reader advertisements, inserts, special positions and terms and conditions.

How to Book

Bookings can be made through The Press, NZCN, Fairfax Media, or your agency representative.

Contacts and Bookings:

Direct Sales
Sharee Brosnan - Sales Team Leader
Private Bag 4722
Christchurch 8140
Phone: +64 3 943 2647
Mob: 027 435 7786


Classified Advertising

Phone: +64 3 377 8778



National Sales
New Zealand Community Network
Sales Manager:  Michele Chapman
Building 14, Central Park
666 Great South Road, Penrose
Private Bag 92815, Penrose
Auckland 1642, New Zealand
Ph:   +64 9 525 0666
Fax:  +64 9 526 0079 

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