The Bay Chronicle is Kerikeri's community newspaper. It is delivered free every Thursday to households in the wider Bay of Islands area, Doubtless Bay and the Karikari Peninsula - including Kerikeri, Paihia, Russell, Opua and Mangonui.
The circulation is nearing 10,000 copies, a reflection of our fast growing community.
We strive to be accurate, fair and independent.
Recipient of several national community newspaper awards, the newspaper promotes local initiatives, celebrates achievement and informs, offering readers a platform for expression, through our letters page.
The paper started out in 1974 as the Kerikeri Chronicle, under John and Ann Dalton, who sold it nine years later.
Under INL and Independent Community Newspapers ownership, editors were Iona McNaughton, Clare Logan and Ron Hawker, before Keri took the helm in 1988.
In the late 1980s the former Bay Bugle and the Kerikeri Chronicle merged to form The Bay Chronicle, published fortnightly. In 2002 a decision to publish weekly was welcomed by our readers and advertisers.
Editor - Keri Molloy
Keri has an impressive journalistic background both in NZ and overseas. Earlier in 2010 she celebrated her 25th anniversary with the paper.
Northern Region Manager - Lynne Popham
Lynne joined the paper at the beginning of 2009 after a long career overseas in book publishing. Lynne's previous roles include Asia/ Pacific Finance Director and Director of Business Development - Overseas. Lynne is responsible for the four northern community newspapers.
The Bay Chronicle along with its sister paper, Northern News, can boast the widest circulation and readership in the Far North with readership of 78 percent of people aged 15+ in their joint circulation areas. Combine that with interesting features and excellent editorial and you can be confident that your advertising will reach all your potential customers. As part of the Fairfax Media group, The Bay Chronicle has the advantage of being community focused with a dedicated local team while enjoying the benefits of access to metropolitan and national media. We can offer a one-stop shop for advertisers who wish to reach a wider audience.
Tell people about your business and how you can help them. To advertise, call 09 407 0361 or email email@example.com
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