Rotorua Daily Post

“The Rotorua Daily Post is based in Rotorua with offices in Whakatane and is strongly focused on local news, views, entertainment and information.

The Rotorua Daily Post is the only local daily newspaper in Rotorua and surrounding areas, including: Ngongotaha, Mamaku, Hamurana, Kaharoa, the Lakes area, Kaingaroa, Murupara, Rerewhakaaitu, Waikite, Ngakuru and Atiamuri as well as the important tourist and industrial centres of Taupo, Tokoroa, Kawerau, Whakatane, Opotiki and Te Puke.

Our rapidly growing website is a community hub providing breaking news as well as lively discussion and debate on the big local issues.

The Rotorua Daily Post was founded in 1885 as the Hot Lakes Chronicle. Rotorua is the cultural and spiritual centre of the Te Arawa people, who settled in New Zealand in the 12th century.Modern Rotorua was established as a spa resort in 1880.”

Kim Gillespie, Editor, Rotorua Daily Post


The Rotorua Daily Post circulation area is at the heart of New Zealand's tourism and forestry industries. While the focus is strongly local, the paper also provides up-to-date national and international news, and a wide sports cover.

 Rotorua Daily Post is distributed Monday to Saturday in the morning. In addition to the print publication, provides a digital presence for the region, with advertising opportunities available.

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Rotorua Daily Post Columns & Special Sections

  • Monday: Local Sport, TV week
  • Tuesday: Good Life Magazine (Fashion, health, wine and food)
  • Wednesday: Outdoors
  • Thursday: Business Extra, The Land
  • Friday: Driven
  • Saturday: 48 Hours local weekend lift out (includes Local Classifieds and Jobs) and Property Guide


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"Rotorua Daily Post is the Central North Island’s daily newspaper and is the main source of local news, views, entertainment and information."

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