East & Bays Courier

East & Bays Courier

The East & Bays Courier has established itself as a leading community newspaper, not only in the Suburban Newspapers group but also on a national basis.

Newspaper Details


The East & Bays Courier has quickly established itself as a leading community newspaper, not only in the Suburban Newspapers group but also on a national basis.

Approximately one third of the population of the whole country live in and around Auckland.

The East & Bays Courier covers the area including Mission Bay, Orakei, St Heliers, Kohimarama, Newmarket, Parnell, Remuera, St John's, Glen Innes, Panmure, Ellerslie and Mt Wellington and is dedicated to serving this community within New Zealand's largest city.

The area offers dynamic economic opportunities, excellent facilities and a wide range of residential and lifestyle options within a wonderful environment.

By focusing on this community within the massive overall population of the city, the East & Bays Courier delivers vital news and information to local readers.

The Circulation area includes Ellerslie, Glen Innes, Glendowie, Kohimarama, Meadowbank, Mission Bay, Mt Wellington (including Panama Road), Orakei, Newmarket, Panmure, Parnell, Grafton, Pt England, Remuera, St Johns, St Heliers, Tamaki.

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.

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 classifed ads are available. 

Run of Paper (ROP)

The East & Bays Courier publishes ROP on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

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

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

Advertorials are available in the specific sections or features as noted above, with a minimum of 8 ads placed.

Quarterly features are Focus On Education, The Health Report and School Holiday features with yearly features such as Christmas.

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 East & Bays Courier is available online at:




Extermal wraps are available around the outside of the East & Bays Courier.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the East & Bays 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 East & Bays 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 clsad@snl.co.nz



Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Wednesdays paper              Thursday prior 4pm

Fridays paper                      Tuesday prior 2pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Wednesdays paper              Monday prior 5pm

Fridays paper                      Wednesday prior 5pm

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Wednesdays paper              Monday prior 8am

Fridays paper                      Wednesday prior 8am

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 East & Bays 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:  Rudy Castelino

East & Bays Courier

Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland
274 Church Street, Onehunga, Auckland

Ph:   +64 9 633 1974

Fax:  +64 9 525 3799

Email:  rudy.castelino@fairfaxmedia.co.nz


Classified Advertising

Ph:  +64 9 525 2100

Fax: +64 9 580 1643

Email:  clsad@snl.co.nz



Contact Daniel Cho

Ph: +64 9 925 9619

Email: inserts@snl.co.nz


National Sales:  Michele Chapman

New Zealand Community Network

2 Hereford Street, Freemans Bay

Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Ph:   +64 9 925 9962

Fax:  +64 9 925 9963

Email:  Michele.chapman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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