Bay of Plenty Times
Scott Inglis, Editor, Bay of Plenty Times
The Bay of Plenty Times, bayofplentytimes.co.nz and their associated publications are the driving forces behind the Western Bay of Plenty’s premier multimedia publishing business. The Bay of Plenty Times was awarded Small Newspaper of the Year at the 2012 and 2013 Canon Media Awards.
The weekday Bay of Plenty Times changed to compact format and morning delivery in March 2013. The Saturday edition, Bay of Plenty Times Weekend, is also delivered in the morning but as the big weekend read it remains a broadsheet newspaper.
The Bay of Plenty Times Weekend has major coverage of local news and opinion, including high-profile Bay columnists, obituaries, world section, sports, business, employment and classified advertising, and a local features section that gives readers the inside story on important issues. A section is also devoted to property and commercial. The Bay of Plenty Times Weekend also features a pull-out magazine, titled Indulge, which focuses on lifestyle, food, fashion, beauty, people, the local social scene as well as television and entertainment.
In addition to the print publication, bayofplentytimes.co.nz provides a digital presence for the region as a local hub for breaking news as well as lively discussion and debate on the big local issues in the Western Bay of Plenty region.
New for 2015, the Bay of Plenty Times Down to Earth Sustainability and Lifestyle Expo brings together a great range of green, eco and healthy lifestyle options and experts under one roof to inspire and inform the Bay of Plenty population to make better purchase decisions.
The Bay of Plenty Times Christmas Light Trail is a successful annual community event that has grown in support over the last 10+ years. Bay of Plenty Times readers register their property to be a part of the free Light Trail each November. In December the Bay of Plenty Times collates and publishes the local properties who are displaying Christmas lights. A sell-out bus tour of the lights also takes place.
Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q1 14 - Q4 14 December
"Today the Bay of Plenty Times employs over 80 local staff and is read on average by 37,000 people every day, making it the region's highest read daily newspaper."
Total Brand Audience159,000
Monthly Digital Audience98,000
Weekly Print Readership64,000
Average print issue readership38,000