Rodney Times

Rodney Times

The Rodney Times is the areas leading newspaper with a strong tradition of service to the community since 1901.

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One of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand, almost 90,000 people live in the Rodney Ward and on the Hibiscus Coast, accounting for 45% of greater Auckland's land area.

Within easy commuting distance of major employers the area has a stunning natural landscape, 1,426 kilometers of coastline and beautiful beaches.

The area offers a unique lifestyle alternative to inner-city living.

It includes Gulf Harbour, the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and Orewa the communities of Coatesville, Waitoki, Helensville, Kumeu/Huapai, Warkworth, Wellsford and a number of smaller coastal and inland settlements.

The Rodney Times is the areas leading newspaper with a strong tradition of service to the community since 1901.

The Circulation area is from the northern boundary at Wellsford up to Mangawhai Heads, down to the southern Albany Heights boundary, including Kumeu, Helensville, Hibiscus Coast, Warkworth, Wellsford and the Kowhai Coast.  Extended circulation every second Tuesday reaches further North and in to the Kaipara, covering Kaiwaka, Mangawhai, Maungaturoto and Paparoa.

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, all subject to availability.

The Rodney Times runs their weekly Real Estate feature, "OUTLOOK" every Thursday.  Both MREINZ and private home owners can be included in 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 Rodney Times publishes ROP on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Sections are Local News with regular features on Health, Beauty, Business, Lifestyle, Sport, Education, Entertainment, Motoring and the Home.

Advertorials are available in the specific sections or features as noted above, with a minimum of 6 ads placed.

Other features include the quarterly Focus On Education and School Holiday features, plus twice yearly Home and Senior Lifestyles features, with yearly features such as 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.


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External wraps are available around the outside of the Rodney Times.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Rodney 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 Rodney 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 9 426 2881 or emailing


Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Tuesdays paper        Wednesday prior 3pm

Thursdays paper       Friday prior 3pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Tuesdays paper                    Friday prior 12noon

Thursdays paper                   Tuesday prior 12noon

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Tuesdays paper                    Friday prior 10.30am

Thursdays paper                   Tuesday prior 10.30am

Note:  Statutory holidays will affect all 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 Rodney Times offices in Orewa and Warkworth, Suburban Newspapers & the New Zealand Community Network, Central Park 666 Great South Road Penrose Auckland.


Sales Manager:  Pauline Caley

Rodney Times

Hillary Square, Cnr Florence & Alice Avenues

Orewa  0931

PO Box 79, Orewa 0946

New Zealand

Ph:   +64 9 426 5024

Fax:  +64 9 426 9078



Classified Advertising

Ph:   0800 022 812

Fax:  0800 022 815




Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:   +64 9 925 9619



New Zealand Community Network

Sales Manager:  Michele Chapman

Ph:  +64 9925 9962


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