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Whakatane Beacon (Independent)

The Whakatane Beacon is in its 77th year of operation under independent management, and continues to be innovative with services to readers and advertisers. In the recent 2014 NZ Community Newspaper Awars (presented May 2015), it took out three major Advertising Awards, including innovation in Special Projects for a multi-media approach Wedding Guide and Winner in the Best Advertising Supplement Feature category. The newspaper has also been a leader in setting up and developing its news website as available by digital subscription only for those who do have the paper home delivered. CEO Simon Ellis says, 'The ability to move fast and react quickly to customer needs is an important part of the way we work.'

Publication Details

  • Owned By: Whakatane Beacon Ltd
  • Published: Tues, Weds & Fri Morning
  • Page Size: 8x8 modules
  • Average Net Circulation*: 6,609
  • Readership**: 16,000
  • Weekly Coverage: 20,000

* Audit Bureau of Circulation to September 2016

** Nielsen Consumer & Media Insights Q4 2015 - Q3 2016 All 15+

Contact Details

  • Editor: Geoff Mercer
  • Advertising Manager: Robyn McLeod
  • Address: 32 Pyne Street, PO Box 243, Whakatane
  • Phone: Tel:+6473088129
  • Fax: Tel:+6473087569

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