Bay of Plenty Times

“Founded in September 1872, the Bay of Plenty Times has faithfully recorded the development of Tauranga city and surrounding district, making Tauranga's progress from a small fishing village to one of New Zealand's fastest-growing centres." 

Scott Inglis, Editor, Bay of Plenty Times


The Bay of Plenty Times, 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. 

Bay of Plenty Times Newspaper

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.

Bay of Plenty Times Online

In addition to the print publication, 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.

Bay of Plenty Times Events

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.

Bay of Plenty Times Includes 

  • Monday: Local Sport
  • Tuesday: Local Business   
  • Wednesday: flavours local food and wine lift out
  • Thursday: vibe local art and entertainment lift out, and The Land
  • Friday: Property Guide and Driven
  • Saturday: 48 Hours local weekend lift out (includes Local Classifieds and Jobs) and indulge local women’s lifestyle magazine 

Bay of Plenty Times also publishes 

Source: Nielsen CMI Q2 19 - Q1 20 15+

"Today the Bay of Plenty Times employs over 80 local staff and is read on average by 32,000 people every day, making it the region's highest read daily newspaper."

Weekly Print Readership



Bay of Plenty Times'S AUDIENCE PROFILE