Eastern Courier

Eastern Courier

Situated within the Eastern suburbs of Howick, Botany Downs, Highland Park, Bucklands Beach and Pakuranga, the Eastern Courier has experienced tremendous growth and expansion.

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Half Moon Bay

Situated within the Eastern suburbs of Howick, Botany Downs, Highland Park, Bucklands Beach and Pakuranga the Eastern Courier has experienced tremendous growth and expansion.

These popular areas have excellent beaches and leisure venues within easy reach. Shopping, schools and public facilities are amongst the finest in New Zealand.

The Eastern Courier is the area's leading newspaper - focusing on local news, events and issues which affect the community.

The Circulation area includes Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford.  Includes Rural Delivery areas:  Howick RD. 

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 Eastern Courier runs their weekly Real Estate feature, "Eastern Homes" every Wednesday.  Both MREINZ and private home owners can use this feature.

Standard Sizes

Run of Paper 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 Eastern Courier  publishes ROP on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

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

Weekly features include Health & Wellbeing, Business Day, Dining & Entertainment, Motoring, Education & Training and Home & Garden.

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

Quarterly features include Focus On Education, The Health Report and School Holiday features with yearly features such as Christmas showcase, Fever Summer Magazine, YES Magazine and the Zest Spring Magazine.

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.


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


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

Contact:  Daniel Cho phone +64 9 925 9619, email inserts@snl.co.nz

Ad-tachments are also available on request. 

How to calculate a rate

The Eastern 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 8.30am

Fridays paper                      Wednesday prior 8.30am

Note:  Statutory holidays will affect 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/Eastern 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:  Stuart Palmer

Eastern Courier

33 Birmingham Drive, East Tamaki

PO Box 76-400, Manukau City 2241

New Zealand

Ph:   +64 9 272 7017

Fax:  +64 9 265 1285

Email:  stuart.palmer@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 Manager

Ph:   +64 9 925 9962

Email:  Michele.chapman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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