The Timaru Herald

The Timaru Herald

Timaru is a thriving rural city, servicing the dairy farming and fishing industries in South Canterbury. No other daily newspaper covers the South Canterbury region as effectively as the Timaru Herald. Over a week, eight out of 10 people in South Canterbury (15 years plus) would have read at least one issue of the Timaru Herald making it one of the highest read daily newspapers in New Zealand.

Newspaper Details

Timaru Port

Such a high degree of reader loyalty is no accident. The Timaru Herald has served its community well since it was first published in 1864, providing a strong emphasis on local and regional news while still offering in-depth coverage of national and international events.

Positioned halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin The Timaru Herald is the only daily newspaper that effectively reaches 8 out of 10 people within it’s circulation area over a week.

Over the week content includes local, regional, national and international news; Opinion (political); Business Page; Entertainment; Sport; Weather; Real Estate and Premier Property; Motoring; Job opportunities; Farming; and Tabloids.

Newspaper Feature Available Days
  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
News Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Television Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Opinion Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Business page Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Sport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Weather Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Politics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Waimate     Yes     Yes  
Travel Yes            
Geraldine       Yes      
Past times   Yes          
Temuka   Yes          
Cuisine   Yes          
Attitude         Yes    
Health     Yes        
Gardening       Yes      
Property           Yes  
McKenzie         Yes    
Farming           Yes  
Motoring           Yes  
Entertainment           Yes  

Standard sizes

Run of Paper adverts can be a minimum of 4cm deep to 10cols (37.60 cm) wide, up to a maximum of 44cmx10cols and then to 54x10cols.

Classified adverts run from 2cm deep to 11columns (37.20) wide, up to 44cmx11cols and then to 54cmx11cols.

Timaru Herald Spec Sheet

Premium Positions

Advertisers are able to purchase, subject to availability, front page solus or lugs, premium and unique positions.

Size, availability and price are subject to request and availability. Front Page Lug, Front Page Solus 8cm x 5col and a 6cm x 9col banner on availability. Page 3 up to 140 cm.

Health and Wellbeing, Past Times, Cuisine, Attitude, Travel all have a possible 10cm x10col space, when available.

Click here for the Timaru Herald rates and deadlines effective 1st July 2013.


The booking deadline for display each day is 9.30am two working days in advance. Classified non-display deadlines are 5pm the working day prior.

Bookings can be made through The Timaru Herald, or or by calling your account executive.

Classified non-display bookings can be placed through your account executive, or

If you are a new advertising client please fill in this credit application form and fax to +64 9 580 5944.

For more information about The Timaru Herald and booking enquiries please contact:

The Timaru Herald
19 Sophia Street
PO Box 46,
Timaru, New Zealand
Ph: +64 03 687 1300
Fax: +64 03 688 1042

Agency & National Sales
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Ph: +64 9 970 4000
Fax: +64 9 970 4059

Ph: +64 4 474 0456
Fax: +64 4 474 0257

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