Its philosophy might now be regarded as a little old-fashioned but is built on the local newspaper traditions of providing those communities with news about their people and their events, their successes and challenges, to give them a voice and to stand for them against those who might not represent their best interests.”
Peter Jackson, Editor, Northland Age
The Northland Age, established in 1904, is one of New Zealand’s oldest community newspapers. It is now a rarity in that it remains a paid broadsheet, thanks in large part to the loyalty of its readers. Printed every Tuesday and Thursday, and is unashamedly parochial.
The Northland Age also has an established internet presence via a website and Facebook page, which give it much greater reach than was possible prior to those innovations. The Northland Age is a traditional yet innovative local newspaper that serves its communities well.
"The winner of multiple awards over many years, the Northland Age goes to great lengths to put `local’ first, giving readers what they want to know across a wide range of fields, including sport, which they are unable to find anywhere else."