Waiheke Marketplace

Waiheke Marketplace

Waiheke Marketplace is the island's newspaper - serving the community with local news and information.

Newspaper Details


Waiheke Island is famous for its beaches, vineyards, artists, musicians and olive groves.

The second largest island in the Hauraki Gulf and just 17.7 km from Auckland, Waiheke has a permanent population of around 8,500 residents. Up to 2,000 of these commute to Auckland, via ferry, every day for work and school.

As a popular holiday destination the population can swell to over 40,000 people over the summer months.

The main settlements are Oneroa, Blackpool, Palm Beach, Surfdale, Ostend, Rocky Bay (Omiha) and Onetangi

The island has 40 km of gorgeous beaches. It boasts award-winning wines, tourism, arts and crafts and several prestigious events. These include an annual spring garden safari, a biennial sculpture exhibition around the spectacular Hauraki Gulf and a winter blues festival.

Waiheke Marketplace is the island's newspaper - serving the community with local news and information.

The Circulation area includes  Ostend, Blackpool, Oneroa, Omiha, Onetangi, Palm Beach, Surfdale - including rural delivery and Orapiu, as well as shops and businesses, Fullers Ferries, SeaLink Ferries and Matiatia wharf. Also available at Devonport Wharf, Freemans Bay New World and Foodtown Quay Street.

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 Waiheke Marketplace runs their weekly Real Estate feature, "Waiheke Property" every Wednesday. Both MREINZ and private home owners can use this feature. Designed as a weekly lift-out.

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 classifed ads are available. 

Run of Paper (ROP)

The Waiheke publishes ROP every Wednesday. 

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

Features are:

Special supplements (approx 24-32 pages)

Easter and Labour Weekend editions



Waiheke Wine Festival  

Valentines Day


Health & Beauty

Waiheke Marketplace King of the Bay

Easter edition




Mother's Day


Queens Birthday


Waiheke Winter Blues Festival


Home Renovations

Oct: Big Labour wekend


SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari

November: Waiheke Olive Festival

Annual Christmas Brochure


Regular Back to School features

Advertorials are available for every 8 ads placed in one of the above features.

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 Waiheke Marketplace is available online at





External wraps are available around the outside of the Waiheke Marketplace.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Waiheke Marketplace and delivered to letterboxes where junk mail and circulars are not permitted.

Contact: Daniel Cho phone +64 9 925 9619, email inserts@snl.co.nz

Ad-tachments are also available on request.

How to calculate a rate

The Waiheke Marketplace has a number of varying rate levels depending on volume and position in the paper. 

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 9 372 9231 or emailing classifieds@waihekemarketplace.co.nz.

Alternatively phone +64 9 525 2100 or emailing clsad@snl.co.nz.


Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Friday prior 12noon

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Monday prior 10am

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Monday prior 10am

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 Waiheke Marketplace, Suburban Newspapers & the New Zealand Community Network, Central Park 666 Great South Road Penrose Auckland.

Contacts and bookings

Sales Manager Waiheke Marketplace:  Gail Hughes

1 Tahi Road

Ostend 1081

Ph:  +64 9 372 9231

Email:  Gail.Hughes@fairfaxmedia.co.nz



Ph:  +64 9 525 2100

Fax: +64 9 633 1969

Email: clsad@snl.co.nz



Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:  +64 9 925 9619

Email:   inserts@snl.co.nz


New Zealand Community Network Manager:  Michele Chapman

DDI:  +64 9 925 9962

Email:  Michele.chapman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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