The Circulation Bureau is managed by the News Publishers’ Association and replaces the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), which was dissolved late 2021. Average net circulation figures for participating newspaper titles will be published here each April for the calendar year prior. Only every second year will be audited. Odd years are publisher statement, even years are audited. If the newspaper you’re looking for isn’t here please contact the publisher directly.

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2021 Circulation Figures

TITLEPUBLISHERREGIONFREQUENCYDAY/SAVERAGE NET CIRCULATION (2021)
NPA MEMBERS
Metropolitan
Otago Daily TimesAllied PressOtagoDailyMon to Sat26,435
Regional
The Whakatane BeaconBeacon PublishingBay of PlentyNon-DailyWed, Fri5,667
Greymouth StarGreymouth Evening Star Co LtdWest CoastDailyMon to Sat3,115
Wairarapa Times AgeNational Media LtdWellingtonDailyMon to Sat4,993
Gisborne HeraldThe Gisborne Herald Co LtdGisborneDailyMon to Sat4,577
Community
Central Rural LifeAllied PressNorth Otago/CanterburyWeeklyWednesday15,529
Clutha LeaderAllied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday7,939
Mountain SceneAllied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday16,640
Southern Rural LifeAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyWednesday20,706
Southland ExpressAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyThursday34,663
The Ashburton CourierAllied PressCanterburyWeeklyThursday15,434
The Courier (Timaru)Allied PressCanterburyWeeklyThursday25,297
The EnsignAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyWednesday12,071
The News (Central Otago)Allied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday17,521
The News (North Canterbury)Allied PressNorth CanterburyWeeklyThursday29,248
The Oamaru MailAllied PressOtagoWeeklyFriday11,563
The Star (Dunedin)Allied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday35,583
Opotiki NewsBeacon PublishingBay of PlentyWeeklyThursday1,886
Wairarapa MidweekNational Media LtdWellingtonWeeklyWednesday22,094
Bush TelegraphNZMEManawatu-WhanganuiWeeklyMonday8,538
Central Hawkes Bay MailNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyThursday6,537
Hastings LeaderNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyWednesday17,227
Hauraki Coromandel PostNZMECoromandelWeeklyThursday19,528
Horowhenua ChronicleNZMEManawatu-WanganuiWeeklyFriday15,094
Kapiti NewsNZMEWellingtonWeeklyWednesday22,410
Katikati AdvertiserNZMEWellingtonWeeklyThursday10,386
Manawatu GuardianNZMEManawatu-WanganuiWeeklyThursday29,809
Napier CourierNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyWednesday18,492
Rotorua WeekenderNZMERotoruaWeeklyFriday20,317
Stratford PressNZMETaranakiWeeklyWednesday9,453
Taupo and Turangi WeekenderNZMETaupoWeeklyThursday16,485
Te Awamutu CourierNZMEWaikatoWeeklyThursday14,079
Te Puke TimesNZMEBay of PlentyWeeklyThursday13,173
Whanganui MidweekNZMEWhanganuiWeeklyWednesday18,713
Bay Harbour NewsStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyWednesday9,693
Nor'West News ChristchurchStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday29,265
Pegasus PostStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday17,794
Selwyn TimesStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyWednesday21,491
Southern ViewStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday20,542
The Star (Christchurch)Star MediaCanterburyWeeklyThursday92,956
Western NewsStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday25,276
NON-NPA MEMBERS
Community
Weekend SunSun MediaBay of PlentyWeeklyFriday70,500
Coast & CountrySun MediaBay of PlentyWeeklyTuesday30,600
Blenheim SunBlenheim SunMarlboroughWeeklyWednesday18,052
Pohutukawa Coast TimesPohutukawa Coast TimesAucklandWeeklyFriday6,400
Howick & Botany TimesHowick & Botany TimesAucklandWeeklyWednesday37,808
River City PressRiver City PressWhanganuiWeeklyThursday19,300

2021 Circulation Metrics

TITLEPUBLISHERREGIONFREQUENCYDAY/SAVERAGE NET CIRCULATION (2021)
NPA MEMBERS
Metropolitan
Otago Daily TimesAllied PressOtagoDailyMon to Sat26,435
Regional
The Whakatane BeaconBeacon PublishingBay of PlentyNon-DailyWed, Fri5,667
Greymouth StarGreymouth Evening Star Co LtdWest CoastDailyMon to Sat3,115
Wairarapa Times AgeNational Media LtdWellingtonDailyMon to Sat4,993
Gisborne HeraldThe Gisborne Herald Co LtdGisborneDailyMon to Sat4,577
Community
Central Rural LifeAllied PressNorth Otago/CanterburyWeeklyWednesday15,529
Clutha LeaderAllied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday7,939
Mountain SceneAllied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday16,640
Southern Rural LifeAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyWednesday20,706
Southland ExpressAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyThursday34,663
The Ashburton CourierAllied PressCanterburyWeeklyThursday15,434
The Courier (Timaru)Allied PressCanterburyWeeklyThursday25,297
The EnsignAllied PressSouthlandWeeklyWednesday12,071
The News (Central Otago)Allied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday17,521
The News (North Canterbury)Allied PressNorth CanterburyWeeklyThursday29,248
The Oamaru MailAllied PressOtagoWeeklyFriday11,563
The Star (Dunedin)Allied PressOtagoWeeklyThursday35,583
Opotiki NewsBeacon PublishingBay of PlentyWeeklyThursday1,886
Wairarapa MidweekNational Media LtdWellingtonWeeklyWednesday22,094
Bush TelegraphNZMEManawatu-WhanganuiWeeklyMonday8,538
Central Hawkes Bay MailNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyThursday6,537
Hastings LeaderNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyWednesday17,227
Hauraki Coromandel PostNZMECoromandelWeeklyThursday19,528
Horowhenua ChronicleNZMEManawatu-WanganuiWeeklyFriday15,094
Kapiti NewsNZMEWellingtonWeeklyWednesday22,410
Katikati AdvertiserNZMEWellingtonWeeklyThursday10,386
Manawatu GuardianNZMEManawatu-WanganuiWeeklyThursday29,809
Napier CourierNZMEHawke's Bay RegionWeeklyWednesday18,492
Rotorua WeekenderNZMERotoruaWeeklyFriday20,317
Stratford PressNZMETaranakiWeeklyWednesday9,453
Taupo and Turangi WeekenderNZMETaupoWeeklyThursday16,485
Te Awamutu CourierNZMEWaikatoWeeklyThursday14,079
Te Puke TimesNZMEBay of PlentyWeeklyThursday13,173
Whanganui MidweekNZMEWhanganuiWeeklyWednesday18,713
Bay Harbour NewsStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyWednesday9,693
Nor'West News ChristchurchStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday29,265
Pegasus PostStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday17,794
Selwyn TimesStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyWednesday21,491
Southern ViewStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday20,542
The Star (Christchurch)Star MediaCanterburyWeeklyThursday92,956
Western NewsStar MediaCanterburyWeeklyTuesday25,276
NON-NPA MEMBERS
Community
Weekend SunSun MediaBay of PlentyWeeklyFriday70,500
Coast & CountrySun MediaBay of PlentyWeeklyTuesday30,600
Blenheim SunBlenheim SunMarlboroughWeeklyWednesday18,052
Pohutukawa Coast TimesPohutukawa Coast TimesAucklandWeeklyFriday6,400
Howick & Botany TimesHowick & Botany TimesAucklandWeeklyWednesday37,808
River City PressRiver City PressWhanganuiWeeklyThursday19,300