TimeOut, inside Thursday's Herald, has broad appeal and lets readers plan for the weekend and their week ahead.

TimeOut is also published in Weekend on a Saturday as a guide of what to watch, read, play and do and content can be found under Entertainment on NZ Herald Online.

TimeOut is produced by the Herald's integrated entertainment team, led by Joanna Hunkin and Chris Schulz, supported by feature writers Karl Puschmann and Siena Yates. 

TimeOut delivers readers a comprehensive guide to what’s on in Auckland. Published on a Thursday it has broad appeal and gives readers the opportunity to plan for the weekend and their week ahead to help make the best use of their free time.

"TimeOut is the New Zealand Herald’s award-winning* entertainment section, combining the best in film, music, television, gadgets, gaming and live shows. TimeOut doesn’t just tell you what’s on, it tells you what’s good. Our readers trust what we say and listen to our recommendations.

As the country’s leading entertainment magazine, TimeOut gets access to both the biggest stars and the biggest shows. Smart, funny and just a little bit cheeky, TimeOut is committed to bringing readers the very best in entertainment.Joanna Hunkin, NZ Herald Head of Entertainment

TimeOut was awarded Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine at the 2014 and 2015 Canon Media Awards.

In October 2014 Timeout was refreshed with a bold new modern layout & colour palette, along with additional content, an expanded What’s On Gig Guide and more reviews. In December 2014 we asked readers what they thought about Timeout and the new look. View research findings

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TimeOut includes

  • Movies
  • Games & Gadgets
  • Music
  • What’s On
  • TV Picks

Reader Motivation

“The Herald is my daily fix for what’s happening today (shows, music, television), reviews of shows, movies or TV programs).”

“TimeOut lets me plan my week ahead, based around what’s happening in their area.”

Related pages

Herald Entertainment

Weekend Magazine


Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q316 - Q217 August 2017 AP15+

"TimeOut is the place where Herald readers make decisions about how to spend their leisure time."

Weekly Print Readership



Weekly, Thursday