Northern News

Northern News

The Northern News continues to lead community news and views.  It is delivered to more than 12,000 urban and rural homes across the district.

Newspaper Details

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The first issue of Northern News hit the streets in 1919.  Owned by the Berry Brothers, the paper continued to flourish.  A year's subscription was ten shillings and postage was free.  After some shareholder and ownership changes and a shift to twice weekly publishing, the paper was bought by Independent News Limited in 1985 and became part of the Independent Community Newspapers group, a subsidiary of INL. 

In 2002, the paper reverted to a weekly and dropped its cover price, expanding its coverage to the whole of the Far North.  The Northern News, now part of the Suburban Newspapers Limited group within Fairfax NZ, continues to lead community news and views.  It is delivered to more than 12,000 urban and rural homes across the district.

The Circulation area includes Northern News circulates to Kaikohe, Kawakawa, Moerewa, Ohaeawai, Okaihau, North & South Hokianga, Kaitaia and rural properties in surrounding areas.  Northern News is also incorporated in the Bay Chronicle on Thursdays and distributed to Doubtless Bay, Mangonui, Waipapa, Paihia, Opua, Russell and Kerikeri.

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.

Standard Sizes

Run of Paper display ads range from 8cm high x 7.5cm wide to a full pge at 38cm high x 27cm wide.

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

Run of Paper (ROP)

The Northern News publishes ROP every Wednesday

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

Weekly features include:

Waipapa News

Rural Delivery

Home & Surrounds

Health & Beauty

Who's News in Business

Marine Services

Kia-ora Kaikohe

Advertorials are available for every 8 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 Northern News is available online at:


Extermal wraps are available around the outside of the Northern News.


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

Contact:  Daniel Cho phone 09 925 9619, email

Ad-tachments are also available on request. 

How to calculate a rate

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

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

Multi-Paper bookings apply to the four northern papers, The Whangarei Leader, Northern News, The Bay Chronicle and the Dargaville and District News.  This applies for insertions of the same material in the same week.

The total amount is exclusive of gst

Retail Ratecard 2011

Agency Ratecard 2012

Classified non display bookings can be placed through a Classified Sales Consultant, by phoning 0800 022 812 or emailing


Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Wednesday the week prior to publication date at 2.00pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Thursday prior 3pm

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Friday 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 Northern News/The Bay Chronicle office, Suburban Newspapers & the New Zealand Community Network, Central Park 666 Great South Road Penrose Auckland.


Northern Regional Manager:  Lynne Popham

60 Broadway

Kaikohe 0405

DDI:  +64 9 405 2744



Classified Advertising

Ph:    0800 022 812

Fax:   0800 022 815




Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:   +64 9 925 9619



New Zealand Community Network Manager:  Michele Chapman

DDI:  +64 9 925 9962


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