The Bay Chronicle

The Bay Chronicle

The Bay Chronicle, recipient of several national community newspaper awards, has grown to an audited circulation of 11,940.  As part of the Suburban Newspapers Group, it serves the wider Bay of Islands and Doubtless Bay areas.

Newspaper Details

Kerikeri Basin

John and Ann Dalton established the Kerikeri Chronicle in 1974.   Nine years later they sold to The News Ltd. 

In the late 1980's the former Bay Bugle and the Kerikeri Chronicle merged to form the Bay Chronicle.  The editorial office is based in Kerikeri.

The Bay Chronicle, recipient of several national community newspaper awards, has grown to an audited circulation of 11,940.  As part of the Suburban Newspapers Group, it serves the wider Bay of Islands and Doubtless Bay areas.

The Circulation area includes Bay Chronicle circulates in Doubtless Bay, RD3 Kaitaia, Kaeo, Kerikeri, Waipapa, Paihia, Opua, Russell and surrounding rural areas. Incorporating features from the Northern News.

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, premium pages and specific positions, subject to availability.

Standard Sizes

Run of Paper display ads range from 8cm 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 classifed ads are available. 

Run of Paper (ROP)

The Bay Chronicle publishes ROP every Thursday. 

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

Regular Features are:

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.

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 Bay Chronicle is available online at:


Extermal wraps are available around the outside of the The Bay Chronicle.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Bay Chronicle 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 Bay Chronicle 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:

Thursday the week prior to publication date at 4.00pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Tuesday prior 9am

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Monday prior 11.30am

Note:  Statutory holidays will affect all 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 in Auckland, 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


Northern Regional Manager:  Lynne Popham

93 Kerikeri Road

Kerikeri 0230

DDI:  +64 9 407 0361




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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