Papakura Courier

Papakura Courier

Papakura has a major retail and commercial centre, excellent recreational, sports and community facilities and a wide range of urban and lifestyle residential options.

More than 40,000 people live in Papakura and the Papakura Courier is their newspaper.

Newspaper Details

Papakura Brand Image

In 1992 Suburban Newspapers Auckland Ltd launched the Papakura Courier, replacing the earlier Counties Courier, which had reverted to being an insert in the Manukau paper.

Papakura offers the best in rural and urban lifestyles.

Well connected by the southern motorway to business locations throughout greater Auckland, Papakura is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in New Zealand. The Hunua Ranges are within easy reach.

Papakura has a major retail and commercial centre, excellent recreational, sports and community facilities and a wide range of urban and lifestyle residential options.

The Circulation area includes Ararimu, Alfriston, Ardmore, Brookby, Clarks Beach, Clevedon, Conifer Grove, Drury, Hunua, Karaka, Kawakawa Bay, Kingseat, Opaheke, Orere Point, Pahurehure, Papakura, Paparimu, Patumahoe, Ponga, Pukekohe retail area, Ramarama, Red Hill, Runciman, Seagrove, Takanini, Te Hihi, Waiau Pa.  Includes Rural Deliver Areas:  Drury RD 1, 2, 3. Papakura RD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Pukekohe RD4.  Manurewa RD1.

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 Papakura Courier runs its weekly Real Estate feature, "Southern Homes" every Wednesday.  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 Papakura Courier  publishes ROP every Wednesday. 

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

Weekly features include Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Leisure and Education & Training.

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

Other features are:

Focus on Education - quarterly

Christmas feature - yearly

Fever Summer Magazine - yearly

Yes Magazine - yearly

Zest Spring Magazine - yearly

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 Papakura Courier is available online at


Extermal wraps are available around the outside of the Papakura Courier.


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

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

Ad-tachments are also available on request. 

How to calculate a rate

The Papakura Courier 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:

Friday prior to 2pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Tuesday prior 2pm

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Monday 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 Manukau Courier/Papakura Courier 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, Papakura Courier:  Stuart Palmer

33 Birmingham Road

East Tamaki

Ph:  +64 9 272 7017



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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