The New Zealand Herald

For 150 years New Zealanders have been turning to us for knowledge on the issues that affect our country. We’ve celebrated the best and confronted the worst, building a legacy of trust and credibility with readers.

The New Zealand Herald is the country’s number one daily newspaper and connects with almost half a million New Zealanders daily. Whether targeting a mass market or a specific segment, we help advertisers achieve their goal with our range of advertising environments.

The New Zealand Herald was awarded Canon Newspaper of The Year as well as Newspaper of the Year (over 30,000 circulation) in 2013, as well as Best Newspaper Design in 2013 and 2014 at the Canon Media Awards.

The New Zealand Herald, the more you know the better.

The weekday New Zealand Herald includes:

The Monday-to-Friday newspaper has at least three sections every day – a Main Section of News, World, Opinion and Entertainment, a stapled Business and Sport Daily Liftout and a daily lifestyle or special interest magazine, including:

How readers engage with daily newspapers

Daily Newspapers engage primarily by ‘educating me’, they also engage by ‘absorbing me’ and ‘altering my thoughts and feelings’.

“I love the smell of newsprint and it’s the whole sitting there with a cup of tea, have a bite of toast, and keep reading.”

What does this mean for advertisers?

Readers actively use newspaper advertising as a source of information. Advertising, as much as editorial, gives readers a sense of their world. Plus, it keeps them in touch with new brands, services and organisations. For some people daily newspapers are a destination point for advertising – they buy the newspaper for the advertising.
Newspapers are credible, they are seen as honest and authoritative, and the advertising benefits from these values. Readers treat the newspaper as a valued resource; they actively seek ads that are relevant to them. The use of sections, topics and styles of content mean the advertiser can target mind sets. The reader feels in control and there is no sense of manipulation because they can choose not to engage. Readers aren’t reading the newspaper once. They pick it up several times a day, sometimes referring back to previous editions. Newspapers are accessible to most advertisers; they have a low cost to entry.

Reader Profile

The New Zealand Herald presents an audience profile with even gender split. Readers tend to be well established, enjoying the strong earning capacity in empty nester households..






% of readers


Female 48.28%
Male 51.72%
Top 3 Socios 60.78%
Top 3 Occupations 24.78%


% of readers


Lifestage One – Dependent Children 2.59%
Lifestage Two – Independent Young Adults 16.38%
Lifestage Three – Adults with Young Families 17.03%
Lifestage Four – Adults with Older Children 17.89%
Lifestage Five – Empty Nesters 46.12%
Household Income $80,000+ 52.37%
Home Owners 62.50%
Mortgage Free Home Owners 32.97%



% of readers


I often respond to work emails at home and at weekends 121 24.00%
I go to the gym at least twice a week 118 11.00%
I am in financially comfortable circumstances 117 41.00%
I buy organic food whenever I can 116 21.00%
NZ is heading in the right direction 114 41.00%
Work is more than just a job 110 45.00%
Source: Nielsen CMI Q3 13 - Q2 14 AP15+




Monday to Friday