Bay News

“The Bay News is Tauranga’s 'pro-local’ community paper that celebrates everything that is positive about the city. 

Tauranga, with more than 100,000 people, is the heart of the sunny Western Bay of Plenty and one of the country’s lifestyle capitals. It boasts superb beaches and the iconic Mount Maunganui. The Bay News reflects this vibrant atmosphere."

Carmen Hall, Bay News editor

The vibrant, modern Bay News covers local news, views and events from around Tauranga in a positive and engaging way. Published each Thursday, it boasts a bright high-impact front page, and aims to capture fascinating human interest stories and connect people to local businesses, clubs and various organisations.
They are also leaders in providing a platform for local advertising.

Bay News is delivered free to all homes throughout the following areas:
Tauranga West, Matua, Otumoetai, Bellevue, Cherrywood, Bethlehem, Brookfield, Pillans Point, Tauranga East, Tauranga City, Avenues, Greerton, Pyes Pa, Welcome Bay, Maungatapu, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa plus bulk drops are made in Te Puke, Katikati and Waihi.

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Consumer Perception

Bay News attracts a strong core of influential local industry leaders, with its readership being skewed to those employed in the top 3 occupation groups. They tend to be financially stable mortgage-free home owners who enjoy spending time together as a family.


Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q3 17 - Q2 18 Sept 2018 AP15+

"The Bay News is for readers of all walks of life – from young people to senior citizens."

Weekly Print Readership



Weekly, Thursday