The Whakatane Beacon is based in Whakatane and distributed throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty region.
Whakatane is the 'heartbeat' of the Eastern Bay of Plenty which has flourishing industrial, tourism and dairying interests and is a district known for its natural beauty and resources.
Published three days a week, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, this paper can be added to an NAB Regional MAX package once the minimum criteria have been fulfilled.
Whakatane Beacon celebrates 75 years in April this year. CEO of Beacon Media Group, Simon Ellis advises a special publication will be published in April, in addition an event to mark the occasion will be held in Whakatane. It caps a busy year for the group, which expanded it's print operation with a new plant , Beacon Print Hawke's Bay after gaining a print contract with APN Regional Newspapers.
Managing Editor: Mark Longley
Advertising Manager: Robyn McLeod
National Sales: Robyn McLeod
Address: 32 Pyne Street,
PO Box 243, Whakatane
Phone: 07 308 8129
Fax: 07 308 7569
Published: Morning Tues, Weds & Fri
Page Size: 55cm x 10col
Average Net Circulation*: 7,312
Readership**: Average Issue 21,000
Weekly Coverage 26,000
* Audit Bureau of Circulation to June 2014
** Nielsen Consumer & Media Insights Q3 2013 - Q2 2014 All 15+