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.
The Bay of Plenty Times produces seven newspaper inserted magazines each week:
Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q4 13 – Q3 14 October
"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 Audience158,000
Monthly Digital Audience101,000
Weekly Print Readership35,000