Kaikoura Star

Kaikoura Star

The Kaikoura Star is the proud weekly newspaper of the beautiful Kaikoura region. A world acclaimed tourism adventure playground, Kaikoura is just 90 minutes south of Blenheim, or 2 hours north of Christchurch.    Visitors from all over the world flock to Kaikoura to see the marine-life and enjoy the international award winning Whale Watch and eco-tours. 

Newspaper Details


With just 1404 households in Kaikoura, and a population of 3620, The Kaikoura Star serves as both the locals news, plus an information tool for visitors. First published in 1880, this faithful newspaper represents it's population, and ensures the community has a voice.  With a paid circulation of 1578 copies, this paper provides the best coverage available in that market. 

Wonderful café's, a snowfield, walks, bird-watching, fishing, golf, 4WD adventures, swimming with the dolphins, Horse riding - it's a perfect tourism mecca that's nestled between snow capped mountains and roaring seas. 

Newspaper Feature Available Days
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Sport     Yes        
News     Yes        
Property Market     Yes        
Tourism     Yes        
Job Market     Yes        
Kaikoura Star     Yes        

ROP from 4cm deep to 7 columns ( 26.2cm) wide, up to 37cm x 7 columns.
Classified from 2cm deep to 8 columns (27cm) wide, up to 37cm x 8 columns.



The Kaikoura Star offers a variety of advertising solutions in it's community friendly news environment.  Delivered on a Wednesday evening to the Kaikoura District, this faithful community paper is truly "owned" by the community.

Inserts (fliers and brochures)

A fantastic alternative to letterbox drop, the Kaikoura Star can get your flier into households and the Kaikoura shop copies.   In-paper Inserts can range from single sheet (minimum 120g grade, A5) to 25+ pages. Dimensions should exceed 400mm x 280mm. 

The number of inserts required is 1700, and a flat fee of just $165 + GST. 

Special Shapes

You dream it up, we'll see if we can help!  Contact the advertising team +64 3 319 5021 to discuss options available. 

Features for your business

If you're planning a shift, significant renovation, or launching a new business, we can help with a very cost effective Advertising Feature.  With the advertising support of your suppliers, builders, and neighbouring businesses, these features prove to be very cost effective for your special promotion. 

Give the Kaikoura team a call for more details +64 3 319 5021, kkstar@marlexpress.co.nz  

Run of Paper and Display advertising

The booking deadline for run-of-paper/news page advertising is noon Monday in advance of the publishing date.  Please make sure your print ready material is to us by Noon Monday. 

Classified Display and Non-Display advertising

The booking deadline for classified display and non display is Tuesday 9.30am  prior to publishing date.     

You can place a pre-paid classified advertisement via adstuff.co.nz to make it easier for you. 

Click here for the Kaikoura Star advertising rates effective 1st August 2012.

Please see our rate cards for deadlines.


Mechanical Details (Broadsheet & Tabloid have the same column widths)

Column Widths (mm)  ROP   Classifieds

1 column                           34        32

2 column                           72        66

3 column                          110      100

4 column                          148       134

5 column                          186       168

6 column                          224       202

7 column tabloid             262       236

8 column                          300       270

9 column                          338       304

10 column                        376       338

11 column (Classified only)       372

Electronic Advertising Material (click through to attached pdf)


Advertising sales manager

Alva Creagh

The Marlborough Express

62 Arthur Street, Blenheim

PO Box 242, Blenheim

Ph +64 3 520 8939

Fax +64 4 520 8910

Email: alva.creagh@mex.co.nz



Emma Dangerfield

Kaikoura Star

PO Box 88, Kaikoura

Phone +64 3 319 6392

Mobile +64 27 228 1851


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