Manukau Courier

Manukau Courier

South Auckland has a strong sense of community and the Manukau Courier is its newspaper - trusted by readers since 1939 as a primary source of reliable news and information.

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South Auckland is home to more than 165 different ethnic groups and the largest Māori and Pacific communities in the country.

It is vibrant and full of opportunity. It's seen tremendous development in recent times. 

With both urban and rural aspects it has excellent shopping centres, public facilities and beautiful beaches.

The area includes a major commercial centre, and many well-established suburbs.

South Auckland has a strong sense of community and the Manukau Courier is its newspaper - trusted by readers since 1939 as a primary source of reliable news and information.

The Circulation area includes Clendon, Clover Park, Favona, Flat Bush, Goodwood Heights, Hill Park, Homai, Ihumatao, Mahia Park, Mangere Bridge, Mangere Central, Mangere East, Manukau Central, Manukau Heights, Manurewa, Manurewa East, Middlemore, Otahuhu, Otara, Papatoetoe, Peninsula Park, Puhinui, Randwick Park, The Gardens, Totara Heights, Wattle Downs, Weymouth, Wiri.

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 Manukau Courier runs its weekly Real Estate feature, "Southern Homes" every Thursday.  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 avaiable.

Run of Paper (ROP)

The Manukau Courier publishes ROP on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. 

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

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

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

Other features are:

Focus on Education - quarterly

Your Place Your People Insert - quarterly

Fever Summer Magazine - Yearly

Yes Magazine - yearly

Zest 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.


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


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Manukau 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 Manukau 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:

Tuesdays paper        Thursday prior to 10am

Thursdays paper       Monday prior to 10am

Fridays paper           Wednesday prior to 9am

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Wednesdays paper              Monday prior 10am

Thursdays paper                  Wednesday prior 10am

Fridays paper                       Thursday prior 5pm

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Wednesdays paper              Friday prior 9.30am

Thursdays paper                  Tuesday prior 9.30am

Fridays paper                       Wednesday prior 3pm

Note:  Statutory holidays will affect 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, 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, Manukau 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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