North Shore Times

North Shore Times

The North Shore Times is the North Shore's Community Newspaper.

Established in 1949 with a strong tradition of service to the community it consistently attracts the highest readership in the area.

Newspaper Details


The North Shore Times is unique. 

With a population of approximately 220,300 the North Shore is renowned for it's warm climate, magnificent beaches, scenery and lifestyle it is a highly desired destination for homemakers.  It is also a prime location for commercial and industrial development.

The North Shore has high quality retail centres, trendsetting business and industrial parks and acclaimed educational and medical institutions. 

With 120 kms of coastline there are many excellent recreational and sports facilities of international standard.

The North Shore includes Albany, a growing centre which also features the 25,000 capacity North Harbour Stadium.

The North Shore Times is the North Shore's Community Newspaper.

Established in 1949 with a strong tradition of service to the community it consistently attracts the highest readership in the area.

The Circulation area includes Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley, Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park.

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 front page solus positions, premium pages and loaded or specific positions, subject to availability.

The North Shore Times runs their weekly Real Estate feature, "North Shore Homes" every Friday.  Both MREINZ and private home owners can use this feature.

Standard Sizes

Run of Paper display ads range from 10cm high x 7.5cm wide to a full page at 38cm high x 27cm wide.

Classified - Run-ons minimum of 4 lines to boxed ads with discounts available for regular volume advertising, colour classified ads are available. 

Run of Paper (ROP)

The North Shore Times publishes ROP on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

Sections are Local News and regular features on Health, Beauty, Business, Lifestyle, Sport, Education.

Weekly features include Health & Wellbeing, Business in Action, Timeout, The Weekender, Motoring, Fitness & Sports, Education & Training, Home Living, Buy Direct & Save and Family & Relationships.

Advertorials are available for every 6 ads placed in one of the above features.

Quarterly features are Focus On Education, The Health Report and School Holiday features with yearly features such as at Christmas.

Reader advertisements are also accepted, they must contain the following:

  • - reader advertisements must be entirely contained within a ruled border
  • - the text may be set in ordinary news type
  • - the word ADVERTISEMENT must be set in 14pt capitals and in bold, and must be placed inside the border at the top left-hand corner of the advertisement or centred at the top.


The North Shore Times is available online at:


External wraps are available around the outside of the North Shore Times.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the North Shore Times and delivered to letterboxes where junk mail and circulars are not permitted. 

Contact:  Daniel Cho phone +64 9 925 9619, email

Ad-tachments are also available on request. 

How to calculate a rate

The North Shore Times has a number of varying rate levels depending on volume and position in the paper. 

Group buy rates are:

  • - Auckland Regional Coverage, 10 papers
  • - Auckland Metro Coverage, 8 papers
  • - Any 5 Suburban Newspaper


Retail Ratecard 2011

Agency Ratecard 2012

Solus or special loading positions are available for an added percentage rate

The total amount is exclusive of gst

Classified non display bookings can be placed through a Classified Sales Consultant, by phoning +64 9 525 2100 or emailing


Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Tuesdays paper        Thursday prior 12noon

Thursdays paper       Monday prior 12noon

Fridays paper            Tuesday prior 12noon

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Tuesdays paper                    Thursday prior 12noon

Thursdays paper                   Monday 12noon

Fridays paper                        Tuesday 12noon

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Tuesdays paper                    Friday prior 11.30pm

Thursdays paper                   Tuesday prior 11.30am

Fridays paper                        Wednesday prior 1.30pm

Note: Statutory holidays will affect the deadlines


Camera ready ads high resolution pdf

Images - jpeg

Logos - tif or eps

Suburban Newspapers Pre-Press specifications 

How to book

Bookings can be made through the North Shore Times, Suburban Newspapers & the New Zealand Community Network, Central Park 666 Great South Road Penrose Auckland.

All bookings are booked to a monthly account or prepaid by Credit Card or Direct Debit.  

National Credit Application form


Sales Manager North Shore Times:  Pauline Caley

1 Byron Avenue


Ph:  +64 9 489 4189



Classified Advertising

Ph:   +64 9 525 2100

Fax:  +64 9 634 5600




Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:   +64 9 925 9619


New Zealand Community Network Manager:  Michele Chapman

DDI:  +64 9 925 9962


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