Nor-west News

Nor-west News

The Nor-west News is the leading local newspaper within this community.

When residents want local news and information about their area they turn to the Nor-west News.

Newspaper Details


The Nor-west News serves the area including Riverhead, Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Muriwai, Parakai, Helensville, Bethells and rural Swanson/Ranui.

It is the leading local newspaper within this community.

When residents want local news and information about their area they turn to the Nor-west News.

The Circulation area includes Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi-rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson.  Includes Rural Delivery areas:  Henderson RD1, 2. Helensville RD1, 2. Kumeu RD1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD1, 3. Waimauku RD1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD4 (south). Albany RD3 (west).

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 Nor-west News runs their weekly Real Estate feature, "North West Homes" every Thursday.  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 Nor-west News publishes ROP on Thursdays.

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

Weekly features include Health & Wellbeing, Business and Enterprise, Dining & Entertainment, Motoring, Town & Country, Education & Training, Home & Garden and Babies & Toddlers.

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

Other features are:

Focus on Education - quarterly

Christmas features - annual

Saddle Up - quarterly)

Kumeu A&H Show - March)

Queens Birthday - annual Westgate

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 Nor-west News is available online at:


External wraps are available around the outside of the Nor-west News.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Nor-west News and delivered to letterboxes where junk mail and circulars are not permitted. 

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

Adttachments are also available on request.

How to calculate a rate

The Nor-west News 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:

Tuesday prior 9am

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Wednesday prior 2pm

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Tuesday prior 2.30pm

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 Nor-west News office, 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 Nor-west News:  Colleen Nelson

State Highway 16


Ph:  +64 9 412 8589



Classified Advertising

Ph:   +64 9 525 2100

Fax:  +64 9 580 1643




Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:   +64 9 925 9619



New Zealand Community Network Manager:  Michele Chapman

DDI:  +64 9 925 9962


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