Hastings Leader

“The Hastings Leader caters for a slice of heartland New Zealand, with an expanding CBD that buzzes with activity and an innovative and often award winning industrial sector, surrounded by suburbs full of busy families, bordered by orchards, farms and crops."

Rachel Wise, Editor, Hawke's Bay Community Newspapers

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The Hastings Leader’s readers like to know what’s happening.

They are fiercely parochial about their town and its sporting and community heroes, quick to celebrate successes and equally fast to respond should a sector of their community need a helping hand.


Source: Nielsen CMI Q4 18 - Q3 19 AP 15+

"Hastings people love a good event and they do events well - hosting the Horse of the Year Show, the annual Blossom Parade, national wine awards, national race meetings and more and the Hastings Leader gets a front row seat."

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