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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.

Contact Details

Editor: Geoff Mercer
Advertising Manager: Robyn McLeod
National Sales: Robyn McLeod

Address: 32 Pyne Street,
                  PO Box 243, Whakatane
Phone: 07 308 8129
Fax: 07 308 7569

Publication Details

Published: Morning Tues, Weds & Fri
Page Size: 55cm x 10col
Average Net Circulation*: 7,200
Readership**: Average Issue 20,000
Weekly Coverage 25,000

* Audit Bureau of Circulation to September 2014
** Nielsen Consumer & Media Insights Q4 2013 - Q3 2014  All 15+