The Northern Advocate

“The Northern Advocate will stand by its name and be a strong advocate for the region.


We won't turn a blind eye to bad news or be influenced by outside forces that don't necessarily have the community's best interests at heart. Our job is to report what is going on, both positive and negative.

Through the newspaper and the website we will bring you all the latest news and information. This is an exciting time for the region and hopefully we will keep our readers ahead of everything that is going on.

Rachel Ward, Editor, The Northern Advocate

Founded in 1875 The Northern Advocate is the dominant daily newspaper in the Northland region, serving the community with a tradition of stability, innovation and growth in providing news coverage of the important issues for the north. The Northern Advocate has a proud history of innovation and continues to be the voice for Northlanders. The Northern Advocate is distributed from Wellsford through to Kaitaia.

In addition to the print publication, northernadvocate.co.nz provides a digital presence for the region, with advertising opportunities available. 

The Northern Advocate includes

  • Monday: TV Guide
  • Thursday: Property Guide, The Land
  • Friday: Motoring
  • Saturday: Savvy fashion and lifestyle magazine (first Saturday of the month)


The Northern Advocate also publishes

Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q3 17 - Q2 18 Sept 2018 AP15+

"The Northern Advocate was awarded Newspaper of the Year at the 2014 Canon Media Awards."

Weekly Print Readership

59,000*
The Northern Advocate'S AUDIENCE PROFILE