Wanganui Chronicle

“A trusted source of news and information, a forum for at times impassioned debate and an influential voice in the community, the Wanganui Chronicle is proud to carry the mantle of being both New Zealand’s oldest daily newspaper and a leader in a forward-looking community whose innovation, creativity and connectivity has made it one of the world’s 21 Smart Cities in the Intelligent Communities Forum’s 2014 global survey.

The Chronicle acts as a powerful advocate for business and enterprise in the district, and as a champion for community causes, adding its weight to numerous initiatives that enhance the prosperity and vibrancy of Wanganui. 

From the pinnacles of power to the grass roots, the Chronicle’s coverage of events and issues has seen it grow a loyal following in print, on its website and on its Facebook page. Its campaigns have touched the community, its editorials have earned respect and its authorative journalism has placed it at the heart of this beautiful swathe of the lower North Island."   

Mark Dawson, Editor, Wanganui Chronicle

Based in Wanganui, a vibrant city of 55,000 people, the Wanganui Chronicle prides itself on reflecting the aspirations and issues of all people in the city and a wide rural hinterland. The Wanganui Chronicle continues to be dominant news provider and trusted source for Wanganui City and the wider Whanganui Region. 

The Wanganui Chronicle is distributed to Wanganui and surrounds Monday to Saturday in the morning and is distributed to Ruapehu in the North, Rangitikei in the East, South Taranaki in the West, and Wanganui City in the South.

We serve the community with pride, parochially celebrating all things good in the community- at the same time being a voice for all people. We embrace change and innovation, with our website attracting 80,000 page impressions per week.

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Wanganui Chronicle Includes 

  • Monday: TV Times, Education, regions
  • Tuesday: The Good Life Magazine (Fashion, health, wine and food)
  • Wednesday: Business Extra, Chronicle
  • Thursday: The Land, What’s On
  • Friday: Raceform
  • Saturday: Driven, Property Guide

Wanganui Chronicle also publishes

"Founded in 1856, the Wanganui Chronicle is New Zealand’s oldest newspaper and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2006."

Weekly Print Readership


Average print issue readership





Compact Mon - Fri, Broadsheet Sat
Wanganui Chronicle'S AUDIENCE PROFILE
Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q3 14 - Q2 15 July 15+