Saturday Express

Saturday Express

The Saturday Express is a free community paper for the Marlborough region. 

Newspaper Details

Marlborough vineyards in the Delta Lakes area

The Saturday Express was first published in 1985. 

Delivered to every household in the district, it is Marlborough's only newspaper on a Saturday. With people profiles, cooking, sport profiles and event coverage, weekend tv, Red Daly (kids paper), the Saturday Express is a family favourite.   

With a readership of 82% (31,590), and circulation of 18,073, this weekly tabloid is a great relaxing read over a Saturday morning cuppa.

Newspaper Feature Available Days
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Property           Yes  
Gardening           Yes  
Job Market           Yes  
The Saturday Express           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 Saturday Express offers a variety of advertising solutions in it's community friendly news environment.  Delivered on a Saturday morning to every household, as Marlborough's only Saturday newspaper, there's time for a leisurely read.

Inserts (fliers and brochures)

A fantastic alternative to letterbox drop, The Saturday Express can get your flier into virtually every household in the Marlborough province.  Contained with a news environment, it is far more likely to make it to the coffee table for a read over a cuppa. 

In-paper Inserts can range from single sheet (minimum 120g grade, A5) to 25+ pages. Dimensions should exceed 400mm x 280mm. 

Inserts can be for a limited number (minimum 1000)  to a full print run.  Some targetted delivery areas can be arranged, e.g., Urban or rural, or specific suburbs. 

Special Shapes

You dream it up, we'll see if we can help!  Contact the advertising team 03 520 8900 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 features team a call for more details 03 520 8900. 

Run of Paper and Display advertising

The booking deadline for run-of-paper/news page advertising is 9am Tuesday  in advance of the publishing date.  Because the Saturday Express is pre-printed, please make sure your print ready material is in to us by Noon Wednesday. 

Classified Display and Non-Display advertising

The booking deadline for classified display and non display is Thursday 10am  prior to publishing date, and is pre-printed, so please make sure your print ready material is in to us by Noon Wednesday.  You can place a pre-paid classified advertisement via to make it easier for you. 

Click here for the Saturday Express rates effective 1st August 2012.


Please see our ratecards 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 Manager

Alva Creagh

The Marlborough Express

62 Arthur Street, Blenheim

PO Box 242, Blenheim

Ph +64 3 520 8939

Fax +64 4 520 8910



Angela Crompton

Ph +64 3 520 8930

Mobile +64 27 241 3689


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