About the Central Leader

00:29, Oct 13 2014
Central Leader
The Central Leader is delivered to close to 53,000 homes and boasts a readership of 103,000.

Contact the editorial team on: (09) 909 6800  or email: edcl@snl.co.nz

About Us

In 1963 Suburban Newspapers bought up a string of small community newspapers including the Mt Albert Enterprise, the Roskill Times, Onehunga News, Pt Chevalier News and the Mt Eden News and merged them into one title. Thus, the Central Leader, aimed primarily at tapping into the advertising potential of the new St Lukes mall, was born.

Catherine Healy
Editor - Catherine Healy

Originally delivered on a Wednesday, a Saturday edition of the paper was introduced in 1991, which later became a Friday edition to come into line with the other papers in the Suburban Newspapers family.

The Central Leader is delivered to close to 53,000 homes from Onehunga and Epsom in the south, Blockhouse Bay and New Windsor in the west, Mt Roskill and Mt Eden in the north and Greenlane and Penrose in the east and boasts a readership of 103,000. It is a hugely diverse and vibrant community with a range of ethnicities, ages, and socio-economic groups represented.

While producing a newspaper to appeal to our range of readers is a huge challenge, it's one that we take seriously and is a testament to the numerous awards the paper and its reporters have won in its 46 year history.

The Central Leader offices are also home to the Auckland City Harbour News and its dedicated team of reporters and photographer work across both titles. Our stories focus on the great achievements of those living in our area, as well as highlighting issues that affect and concern them. We cover everything from the quirky to the serious, but are always mindful of four main principles - stories have to be relevant to our readers as well as being fair, accurate and balanced.

Have you got a story for us? Contact the editorial team on: (09) 630-5419 or email: edcl@snl.co.nz