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Rates

Newspaper Commission cost per thousand Non commission cost per thousand Min number of inserts (x 1000) Max number of inserts (x 1000) Insert Notes
1-8 9-16 17-24 1-8 9-16 17-24
The New Zealand Herald 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 72.50 25 195 Circulation: Mon-Fri; min 25,000 max 175K Sat; min 100,000 max 185K Monday-Friday 25,000~100,000 inserts $72.50 +GST per 1000 100,000+ inserts $62.50 +GST per 1000 Saturday has restrictions so must check with inserts manager. Saturday rates are as per Mon-Fri but must be full circ or greater Auckland. If part run will be random.
The Dominion Post 60.00 80.00 100.00 60.00 80.00 100.00 60 80 25+ pages by arrangement. Full run 80,000. If booking around special occasions e.g. Sevens, Festival of the Arts etc, please double check this number as it may go up to cover extra demand. There are four options: (1) Full Run 80,000: All of the Wellington city, Wairarapa, Palmerston North, Eketahuna, Hawkes Bay, Taupo, Tauranga, Auckland and South Island. (2) Wellington to Hawkes Bay 80,000; All of the Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Palmerston north, Eketahuna and Hawkes Bay. (3) Greater Wellington & Palmerston North 72,000; All of Wellington City, Wairarapa, Palmerston north and Eketahuna. (4) Greater Wellington- 60,000; (minimum run) All of the central city and suburbs including, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa, across to Waikanae. NO SATURDAY INSERTS
The Press 60.00 80.00 100.00 60.00 80.00 100.00 25 82 QUANTITY REQUIREMENTS (A) Total Circulation Mon, Thurs, Fri 80,000 Tue, Wed 82,000 (B)Canterbury Province (North of the Rangitata River and South of Hanmer plus Geraldine, Temuka and Timaru) Mon, Thurs, Fri 70,000 Tue, Wed 72,000 C)All City Editions (Plus Banks Peninsula) Mon, Thurs, Fri 52,000 Tue, Wed 56,000 (D)All Christchurch City Area Home Deliveries & Shops Mon, Thurs, Fri 49,000 Tue, Wed 52,000 (E)All Christchurch City Area Home Deliveries (Includes Lincoln, Rolleston, Tai Tapu and Prebbleton) Mon - Fri 40,000 (F)All Country Editions Mon - Fri 25,000 Area A and B Area C and D Area E Area F 1-8 pgs $60 per 1000 $66 per 1000 $72 per 1000 $75 per 1000 9- 16 pgs $80 per 1000 $88 per 1000 $96 per 1000 $100per 1000 17-24 pgs $100per 1000 $110per 1000 $120per 1000 $125per1000 NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
Otago Daily Times 68.00 73.00 78.00 61.50 67.00 73.00 20 43 43,000 in total. 25,500 copies are required for the Dunedin Urban run, including Mosgiel.19,500 copies are required to do the Rural/Regional run Will not accept inserts on newsprint or white copy unless totally in full process colour. No envelopes. NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
Waikato Times 65.00 78.00 95.00 65.00 78.00 95.00 16.5 30.5 Circulation: min 16,500 max Mon - Fri 30.5 Commission Bearing: Annual Spend 1- 8 pgs 9- 16 pgs 17-24 pgs 25+ $ 0 - 19,1999 $65.00 $85.00 $105.00 by arrangement $ 20k - 99,999 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00 by arrangement $ 100k + $55.00 $75.00 $95.00 by arrangement Non Commission Bearing Annual Spend 1- 8 pgs 9- 16 pgs 17-24 pgs 25+ $ 0 - 19,1999 $65.00 $85.00 $105.00 by arrangement $ 20k - 99,999 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00 by arrangement $ 100k + $50.00 $70.00 $90.00 by arrangement Rural run is 20,500 inserts and paid/retail is 16,500 inserts. NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
The Northern Advocate 81.19 81.19 81.19 71.19 71.19 71.19 1 18.5 Circulation: min 5,000 max Mon,Tue, Fri 14,000, Thu 13,000, Wed 15,500, Sat 16,000 Saturday at same cost, partial circs available at same cost.
Bay of Plenty Times 125.00 125.00 125.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 16 18 Full circ only available: 16,000 Monday - Friday. Saturday 18,000. Distribution Area: Waihi, Katikati, Omokoroa, Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Te Puke, Matamata, Rural from Waihi Beach to Matata Straight.
The Daily Post 102.50 102.50 102.50 82.00 82.00 82.00 1 10 Circulation: Mon-Sat: max 10000 Partial inserts are charged @ $100 + GST per 1000
The Gisborne Herald 85.30 85.30 85.30 85.30 85.30 85.30 3 9 Full Run ( 8,500 ) is $ 725. Urban Only ( 6,000) is $ 545. Rural Only ( 2,500 ) is $ 235. Saturday Inserts run inside "The Weekender" (weekly lifestyle publication).
Whakatane Beacon 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 6 19 Circulation Tue 6,856 Wed 7,737 Fri 8,410 ( this is a paid broadsheet ). Inserts must be booked by area & a minimum charge of $100 + gst will apply. Can do Saturday in the Bay Weekend (free tabloid) - maximum size is 38 x 7, circ is 18,036.
Wairoa Star 72.00 72.00 72.00 72.00 72.00 72.00 1 3 Full circ is 3,000
Taranaki Daily News 70.00 70.00 80.00 70.00 70.00 80.00 1 21 Full run is 21,000. Has to be full run. NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
Wanganui Chronicle 70.00 70.00 70.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 1 12 Circulation Mon - Friday 11,000, Saturday 12,000. Partial circulation (4K or less) is $80/1000 commission bearing and $70/1000 non-commission bearing.
Hawkes Bay Today 93.75 93.75 93.75 75.00 75.00 75.00 4.5 30 Circulation: min 5,000 Monday 21,000 Tuesday 21,000 Wednesday 21,500 Thursday 25,000 Friday 21,500 Saturday 22,500 Can do partial circ (full run excluding Central Hawkes Bay, Dannevirke and Wairoa) at full circ cost.
Dannevirke News 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 0 2 Dannevirke inserts are placed inside the Hawkes Bay Today.
Manawatu Standard 90.00 90.00 100.00 90.00 90.00 100.00 1 16.3 Rates are as follows; Tue 1-8 pgs - $90 9-16 pgs - $90 17-24 pgs - $100 Wed, Thu, Fri 1-8 pgs - $70 9-16 pgs - $70 17-24 pgs - $80 Commission and Non Commission are the same. Can do partial circ at full circ cost. Full circ is 16,300. NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
The Horowhenua Chronicle 101.25 101.25 121.25 81.00 81.00 97.00 1 16 EXACT RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS: Commision bearing insert rates, 1 -4 pages $80 per 1000, 4 12 pages $101.25 per 1000, 12 plus pages $121.25 per 1000..... Non commision bearing insert rates, 1 -4 pages $64 per 1000, 4 12 pages $81 per 1000, 12 plus pages $97 per 1000. Full circulation on a Wednesday & Friday is 15,500. Partial circulation areas are available on request.
Wairarapa Times Age 78.00 78.00 78.00 70.00 70.00 70.00 1 8 Circulation: insert numbers are Mon - Fri 7,100 Sat 8,000 Sat at same cost, partial circ avail at same cost, must be 4000+ inserts. Monday to Friday WTA printed in Hastings, Saturday WTA & Midweek is printed in Wanganui. Our Midweek paper is distributed to ALL households with a circulation of 19,758 . . .same price as WTA. Saturday is a Tabloid.
The Nelson Mail 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 5 14 Sat full run only. Friday N/A, Numbers required for full run are: Mon 12,500 Tue 12,500 Wed 13,000 Thu 12,500 Fri 13.500 Sat 14,000. $300 minimum charge applies.
The Marlborough Express 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 1 18.5 Circulation; Mon-Fri 9,000 at standard rate, Sat full circ is 18,500 units, partial circ at full circ rates.
Westport News 150.00 150.00 150.00 120.00 120.00 120.00 1 1.8 Run of 1,800
The Greymouth Star 137.50 137.50 137.50 137.50 137.50 137.50 4.8 4.8 Inserts Mon - Thu. Full run 4800, $660. No part runs. NO FRIDAY OR SATURDAY INSERTS.
Ashburton Guardian 96.00 96.00 96.00 77.50 77.50 77.50 3 6.5 Full Circulation: 5500 Mon - Friday; Saturday 6500
The Timaru Herald 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00 69.00 6 13.8 Min charge $390 on Non-Commission Bearing and $487 for Commission Bearing. Full run 13,800. NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
The Oamaru Mail 90.00 90.00 90.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 1 5 Circulation Mon-Thu 3,500 NO FRIDAY INSERTS. Non Comm rate is $75.00 per 1000. Comm rate is $90.00 per 1000. Extra may be charged if insert is a bigger size.
The Southland Times 64.00 64.00 64.00 64.00 64.00 64.00 5 26 Part Run $69 per thousand. Max run 26,000 NO SATURDAY INSERTS.
Hokitika Guardian 220.00 220.00 220.00 180.00 180.00 180.00 1.5 1.5 Full run is 1,500 and flat cost is $220
Herald on Sunday 62.50 62.50 62.50 62.50 62.50 62.50 50 120 Full run 120K. Deadline 4 working days prior Inserts must be uniform thickness. All flaps must be closed. Double spines are not acceptable. Must have square corners, unusual shapes need to be approved by inserts manager.
Sunday News 78.00 84.00 102.00 78.00 84.00 102.00 15 70 Northern region (North Island) 34,211; Central region (Taupo to Cook Strait) 8,252; Southern region (South Island) 12,363 ; Total 54,826 Part Run Rates are 1-8 pgs $91.20 per 1,000 ; 9-16 pgs $94.80 per 1,000 and 16+ pgs $114.00 per 1,000
Sunday Star Times 78.00 84.00 102.00 78.00 84.00 102.00 27 189 Northern region (Top of the North Island to Taupo) 69,000; Central region (Taupo to Cook Strait) 43,000; Southern region (South Island) 38,000; Total 150,000 Part Run Rates are 1-8 pgs $91.20 per 1,000 ; 9-16 pgs $94.80 per 1,000 and 16+ pgs $114 per 1,000
Your Weekend/Fairfax 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0 -

Production

Newspaper Material Deadlines Insertion Method Minimum stock weight GSM Maximum stock weight GSM Minimum paper size Maximum paper size Maximum thickness Maximum pages Tabloid size to be folded to Broadsheet size to be folded to Delivery Address
The New Zealand Herald 4 working days prior or earlier marked by client quantity and date of issue mechanical Single Sheet 150gsm 4pp 80gsm 6pp 60gsm 12-32pp 45gsm Single Sheet 300gsm 4pp 150gsm 6pp 100gsm 12-32pp 100gsm Minimum 210x145mm (A5) Maximum 398 x 288 Conditions apply Check with Insert Manager 09 373 6021 varies varies Tabloid single sheet (2pp) inserts must be folded to A4 and have minimum paperweight of 70gsm and maximum of 130gsm. 4pp and 8pp tabloid inserts must be folded in half with a minimum paper weight of 50gsm and a maximum of 150gsm. Above 8pp there is no fold required but the minimum paper weight is 45gsm and maximum of 100gsm. The maximum flat size is 398x287mm, so as not to protrude from the folded Herald. Broadsheet inserts between single sheet and 6pp must be 1/4 folded and above 6pp 1/2 folded. This allows minimum paper weight to be 45gsm and maximum 100gsm. The maximum flat size is 398x287mm. Ellerslie Printers 60 Wilkinson Rd Ellerslie Attn: Blair Evans 021 682 769 Label must show client, quantity, issue date.
The Dominion Post 5 working days prior mechanical 150 gsm Minimum paper weights for multi sheets Substance weight minimums for any folded insert must equate to 160gsm. For example, 80gsm stock when folded equals 160gsm. 300 gsm Maximum Paper weights and flexibility Inserts must be able to fold with the newspaper to facilitate delivery. Single & Multi Sheet; 200mm x 180mm Single Sheet: 297mm x 210mm (A4) Mutil Sheet; 390mm x 285mm Products exceeding both the height and width dimensions of 235mm x 235 mm are considered to be tabloids. Tabloids of 8 or less pages must be folded in half. Before we can accept an order, we need to approve a sample or accurate mock-up of the intended insert. This will be influenced by the overall dimensions of the insert. As a rule of thumb, the design of the insert should not be such that it impedes the rolling of the complete newspaper for home delivery purposes. Products exceeding both the height and width dimensions of 235mm x 235mm are considered to be tabloids. Tabloids of 8 or less pages must be folded in half. on application If you elect to use 4 and 8 page tabloid inserts, they must be folded once - i.e. in half. All folded inserts must have one hard, folded edge to lead into the inserting channels. Concertina folds, which have both a fold and an opening each side, are not acceptable. Inwards Goods Store The Dominion Post 35 Bouverie Street Petone Tel: (04) 568 0634
The Press Mon – Thurs between 9am and 3pm. Friday between 9am and 12noon 2 days prior to insertion The Press production equipment allows the insertion of advertising brochures or booklets mechanically at approximately 30,000 copies per hour. The inserting material is placed into hoppers, which separates each insert and feeds it into a single gripper conveyor, which will deliver it into the newspaper. The reason for such detailed packing and delivery instructions is to ensure we receive the inserts in the best possible condition. Inserts, which are damaged, poorly packed or not completely dry, will not feed through the hoppers. Good quality inserts will: • Ensure each copy of the newspaper has an insert • Keep our customers happy • Prevent damage to machinery • Prevent production delays 120 gsm Negotiable 180 x 145 290 x 395 varies on application varies varies Fairfax Media Web Printing Publishing Department 14 Logistics Drive Harewood CHRISTCHURCH Contact is Andrew on 027 349 3749
Otago Daily Times 3 working days prior mechanical 120 gsm N/A 180 x 145 375 x 280 varies on application. Multiple Page Dimensions Max - 400mm x 289mm Min - 148mm x 105mm Single Sheet Dimensions Max - 297mm x 210mm Min - 148mm x 105mm in half Tabloid Otago Daily Times 52 Stuart Street Dunedin
Waikato Times 4 working days prior Mechanical 120 gsm (single sheet) multiple sheets must equate to a minimum of 120 gsm Can't impede the rolling of the newspaper 200 x 110 297 x 210 (single sheet) 395 x 289 (multiple pages) Varies (can't impede the rolling of the newspaper) Varies (can't impede the rolling of the newspaper) In half In half Fairfax (Waikato Times) 60 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie Auckland 1060
The Northern Advocate 4 days prior Mechanical 150 gsm (single sheet), 80gsm ( 4pp ), 60gsm ( 6pp ), 50gsm ( 12-32pp ) 300 gsm (single sheet), 150gsm ( 4pp ), 100gsm ( 6pp ), 80gsm ( 12-32pp ) 210 x 150 ( A5 ) 398 x 287 ( Tab ) varies varies Tabloid single sheet (2pp) inserts must be 1/4 folded and have minimum paperweight of 50gsm and maximum of 75gsm. 4pp and 8pp tabloid inserts must be folded in half with a minimum paper weight of 50gsm and a maximum of 150gsm. Above 8pp there is no fold required but the minimum paper weight is 45gsm and maximum of 80gsm. Maximum flat size is 398x287mm. Broadsheet inserts between single sheet and 6pp must be 1/4 folded and above 6pp 1/2 folded. This allows minimum paper weight to be 50gsm and maximum 80gsm. The maximum flat size is 398x287mm. APN Print Ellerslie 60 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie Auckland Attn: Blair Evans
Bay of Plenty Times 3 clear working days mechanical Inserts are accepted but a min of 70gsm, 120gsm. 210 x 120 210 must be spine of multi page insert Before we can accept an insert we need to approve a sample or mock up of the insert. 400 x 285 5mm Any inserts over 16 pages (65 gsm) must be discussed with our Bindery Co-ordinator before acceptance will be given. Thick inserts, especially quarterfold size, give problems to rural machines and causes delays to rural papers. N/A Tabloid APN Print, 60 Wilkinson Avenue, Ellerslie
The Daily Post Minimum 2 working days prior mechanical Single sheet inserts are accepted but a minimum of 120gsm for A4 or 150gsm for A5 is required. Negotiable 210 x 120 400 x 285 5mm Any inserts over 16 pages must be discussed with our Machinery Supervisor before acceptance will be given, thick inserts especially quarter fold size gives problems to rural machines and causes delays to rural papers. Tabloid Tabloid APN Print, 60 Wilkinson Avenue, Ellerslie. For all bookings 1 September 2014 onward new delivery address is Beacon Print Whakatane (Daily Post) 5 Pohutu St Whakatane Ph: 07 307 9562. Delivery hours between 10am - 5pm (no deliveries received before 10am)
The Gisborne Herald 3 clear working days hand 45 gsm 100 gsm 210 x 120 400 x 262 5mm 24 Tabloid Tabloid Gisborne Herald Lowe Street entrance Gisborne
Whakatane Beacon Booking deadline 5 working days prior and material 3 working days prior hand 45 gsm 200 gsm DLE A3 folded 10 mm on application Tabloid In Half Beacon Print, 5 Pohutu St, Whakatane. Attn: Brian Cornes - ph 027 455 0621
Wairoa Star 4 working days prior hand 45 gsm 100 gsm A4 A3 folded 5mm 48 In Half Quarters Wairoa Star 77-79 Queen Street Wairoa
Taranaki Daily News 3 clear working days Mechanical 90 gsm 150 gsm A5 A4 N/A N/A Tabloid Tabloid Taranaki Newspapers Courtenay Street Loading Bay New Plymouth
Wanganui Chronicle 2-5 clear working days hand/mech 45 gsm 150 gsm A5 A4 varies on application N/A Tabloid Beacon Print Hawkes Bay, 207 Wilson Road, Hastings
Hawkes Bay Today Morning 2 working days mechanical 120 gsm N/A 210 x 120 400 x 285 varies on application Tabloid Tabloid BEACON PRINT 207 WILSON ROAD HASTINGS, NZ
Dannevirke News Morning 2 working days Mechanical 120 gsm N/A 210 x 120 400 x 285 Varies On application Tabloid Tabloid BEACON PRINT 207 WILSON ROAD HASTINGS, NZ
Manawatu Standard 5 working days prior mechanical 150 gsm Minimum paper weights for multi sheets Substance weight minimums for any folded insert must equate to 160gsm. For example, 80gsm stock when folded equals 160gsm. 280 gsm Maximum paper weights and flexibility Inserts must be able to fold with the newspaper to facilitate delivery. Single Sheet Minimum size: 200mm x 180mm Multi Sheet Minimum folded size: 200mm x 180mm Minimum paper weights for multi sheets Substance weight minimums for any folded insert must equate to 160gsm. For example, 80gsm stock when folded equals 160gsm. Single Sheet Maximum size: 297mm x 210mm (A4) Multi Sheet Maximum folded size: 390mm x 285mm Products exceeding both the height and width dimensions of 235mm x 235 mm are considered to be tabloids. Tabloids of 8 or less pages must be folded in half. Before we can accept an order, we need to approve a sample or accurate mock-up of the intended insert. This normal acceptance size (pagination) is 48 pages. Acceptance of inserts above this size will require consultation with the Publishing Manager on application Four and eight page tabloid products must be folded in half. Prior to acceptance tabloid products must be inspected to determine whether it needs to be folded in half. Minimum substance weight required for a 12-16 page tabloid product without a half fold is 52gsm. Two page (or single) broadsheets and four page (double) broadsheets must be folded into quarters. 6 – 8 page broadsheets must also be folded into quarters or in half if it is on 52gsm or heavier stock. All broadsheets over 8 pages must be folded in half. Manawatu Standard C/- Wellington Newspapers Petone Plant, 35 Bouverie St. Petone
The Horowhenua Chronicle 2 clear working days hand If single sheet only and smaller than 210 x 120 it must not be on anything less than 150gsm paper. N/A N/A 297 x 210 N/A N/A N/A Quarto Beacon Print Hawks Bay, 207 Wilson Road, Hastings
Wairarapa Times Age 3 clear working days mech/hand 130 for single leaf by neg 210mm (spine) x 120mm (wide) 400mm (spine) x 285mm (wide) by neg over 16 pages by neg in half Tabloid Beacon Print Hawks Bay, 207 Wilson Road, Hastings
The Nelson Mail 3 clear working days Mechanical 120 gsm N/A 200mm x 110mm 390mm x 280mm This will be influenced by the overall dimensions of the insert. As a rule of thumb, the design of the insert should not be such that it impedes the rolling of the completed newspaper for home delivery purposes. See details in maximum thickness column 4 page tabloid insert, must be folded once, i.e. in half to A4 size. Two page (or single) broadsheets must be folded into quarters to A4 size. Four or more pages must be folded in half to A3 size or in quarters to A4 size. Nelson Mail 15 Bridge Street Nelson
The Marlborough Express 2 clear working days Mechanical 120 gsm single sheet negotiable 160 x 75 400 x 280 varies on application Prefer tabloid size Tabloid size Nelson Mail 15 Bridge Street Nelson
Westport News 3 clear working days hand N/A N/A Postcard Tabloid N/A 24 page tab N/A N/A The News (Westport) 171 Palmerston Street Westport
The Greymouth Star 2 clear working days hand 45 gsm N/A N/A Tabloid N/A 24 page tabloid Tabloid Tabloid Greymouth Evening Star 3 Werita Street Greymouth
Ashburton Guardian 2 clear working days hand N/A N/A N/A Tabloid N/A N/A N/A Tabloid Guardian Print Cnr Kemode & Moore Streets Ashburton
The Timaru Herald 3 clear working days mechanical 120 gsm N/A 180mm x 145mm 290mm x 395mm N/A on application In half Quarter fold • Fairfax Media Web Printing, Publishing Department, 14 Logistics Drive, Harewood, Christchurch, Att: Barry Dyer, ph 027 273 9670, and the publication date for insertion
The Oamaru Mail 2 working days prior hand 45 gsm N/A A5 Tabloid N/A N/A N/A Tabloid Clearly Marked for Oamaru Mail c/o Otago Daily Times 52 Stuart St Dunedin
The Southland Times 3 working days prior Mechanical 120gsm single sheet negotiable 148 x 75 400 x 289 varies on application varies varies 52-56 Stuart Street Dunedin
Hokitika Guardian - - - - - - - - - - -
Herald on Sunday 4 working days prior - - - - - - - - - -
Sunday News 3.30pm on the Thursday prior to insertion date - Single sheet 150 gsm 4pp 80 gsm 6pp 60 gsm 12-32pp 45gsm Single sheet 300 gsm 4pp 150 gsm 6pp 100 gsm 12-32pp 100 gsm Insert Sizes - Minimum 210x145mm (A5). Single Sheet 150gsm Paper Weight Min. - Minimum 210x145mm (A5) Envelop - Minimum 210x150mm (A5) *May need flap open please call Daniel Cho. Insert Sizes - Maximum 398x287mm (TAB) Single Sheet 150gsm Paper Weight Min. - Maximum 297x210mm (A4) Envelop - Maximum 297x210mm (A4) *May need flap open please call Daniel Cho. This will be influenced by the overall dimensions of the insert. As a rule of thumb, the design of the insert should not be such that it impedes the rolling of the completed newspaper for home delivery purposes. - Tabloid Paperweight And Fold Requirements Tabloid single sheet (2pp) inserts must be folded to A4 and have minimum paperweight of 70gsm and maximum of 130gsm. 4pp and 8pp tabloid inserts must be folded in half with A minimum paper weight of 50gsm and a maximum of 150gsm. Above 8pp there is no fold Required but the minimum paper weight is 45gsm and maximum of 100gsm. The maximum Flat size is 398x287mm. Broadsheet Paperweight And Fold Requirements Broadsheet inserts between single sheet and 6pp must be 1/4 folded and above 6pp ½ folded. This allows minimum paper weight to be 45gsm and maximum 100gsm. The Maximum flat size is 398x287mm. Northern region Fairfax (Sunday News) 60 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie Auckland, 1060 Central region Dominion Post 35 Bouverie Street Petone Wellington Ph: (04) 568 0600 Southern region Fairfax Media Web Printing Publishing department 14 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch Ph: 027 273-9670
Sunday Star Times 3.30pm on the Thursday prior to insertion date - Single sheet 150 gsm 4pp 80 gsm 6pp 60 gsm 12-32pp 45gsm Single sheet 300 gsm 4pp 150 gsm 6pp 100 gsm 12-32pp 100 gsm Insert Sizes - Minimum 210x145mm (A5). Single Sheet 150gsm Paper Weight Min. - Minimum 210x145mm (A5) Envelop - Minimum 210x150mm (A5) *May need flap open please call Daniel Cho. Insert Sizes - Maximum 398x287mm (TAB) Single Sheet 150gsm Paper Weight Min. - Maximum 297x210mm (A4) Envelop - Maximum 297x210mm (A4) *May need flap open please call Daniel Cho. This will be influenced by the overall dimensions of the insert. As a rule of thumb, the design of the insert should not be such that it impedes the rolling of the completed newspaper for home delivery purposes. - Tabloid Paperweight And Fold Requirements Tabloid single sheet (2pp) inserts must be folded to A4 and have minimum paperweight of 70gsm and maximum of 130gsm. 4pp and 8pp tabloid inserts must be folded in half with A minimum paper weight of 50gsm and a maximum of 150gsm. Above 8pp there is no fold Required but the minimum paper weight is 45gsm and maximum of 100gsm. The maximum Flat size is 398x287mm. Broadsheet Paperweight And Fold Requirements Broadsheet inserts between single sheet and 6pp must be 1/4 folded and above 6pp ½ folded. This allows minimum paper weight to be 45gsm and maximum 100gsm. The Maximum flat size is 398x287mm. Northern region Fairfax (Sunday Star Times) 60 Wilkinson Road, Ellerslie Auckland, 1060 Central region Dominion Post 35 Bouverie Street Petone Wellington Ph: (04) 568 0600 Southern region Fairfax Media Web Printing Publishing department 14 Logistics Drive Harewood Christchurch Ph: 027 273-9670

General Info

Newspaper Special Instructions
The New Zealand Herald Note: Saturdays have some restrictions. Check with Inserts Manager. Minimum number of inserts is 100,000. (3) (a) All inserts must be of uniformed thickness (3) (b) Broadsheet inserts between single sheet and 6pp must be quarter folded and above 6pp half folded. (5) All inserts must have square corners and unusual shapes must be approved by inserts manager. (5) Envelopes must uniformed in thickness - i.e. material inside the envelope must fill all the envelope. (6) Boxed inserts - if inserts are unable to be bulk stacked due to it's shape or size, then it should be suitably packed in big turns and easy to open cartons before palleting. (6) Inserts should be bundled and stacked in big turns and in a manner which enables the operators to take them from the pallets without having to unwrap each bundle.
The Dominion Post Note: Inserts coordinator will supply tracking form which is now a requirement to ensure clients inserts arrive and inserted accurately. Minimum number of inserts 60,000 Cancellation period is 14 days. Advertisers will be given a cancellation number as a record of cancellation being accepted. No adjustments can be made unless the advertiser presents a valid cancellation number. (1) Maximum delivery is two weeks prior. Minimum delivery is 3PM two working days prior to insertion date. (2) Less than 70,000 inserts by negotiation only. (3) The minimum substance weight of any folded insert must equate to 150gsm. For example, 80gsm stock when folded equals 160gsm. (4) A penalty payment may be required - i.e. 48 hrs notice for cancellation or alteration is required. (5) Unusual shapes/sizes by arrangement - i.e. sample to be provided before booking will be confirmed. (9) Must be provided in strapped or boxed form only, with corner posts to prevent damage - not loose. Also, the date of the insert and Dominion Post tracking number is to be shown on all pallets, boxes, bundles, etc… (10) Please make use of the provided tracking documentation. Stapling/Binding; Multiple page inserts below 32 pages should be gummed rather then stapled. Where staples are used they must be of thin wire, and must also be accurately placed in the fold of the insert. Staples must be o -set i.e.: must not be stack one above the other. Unsuitable materials; A product which has been delivered after the deadline or does not meet the required speci cations may not be inserted. When in doubt, check If there is any question about the acceptability of an insert we need to approve a sample or mock-up. The press will reject any inserts which are outside specifications. To be delivered before 2pm Monday to Friday or before 10am Saturday We do not accept inserts with multiple advertisers. We reserve the right to decline a loose insert that does not meet our specifications. We also reserve the right to stop inserting during a run if we are experiencing difficulty with loose insert material. A full insert run will still be charged. If damaged inserts arrive we will advise of this and reserve the right to charge for the run size that has been booked. There is a 100% cancellation penalty for inserts that do not arrive due printing or freight errors or delays.
The Press CANCELLATION NOTICE Notice of cancellation must be made 48 hours prior to insertion date. Late cancellations maybe charged a Late Cancellation Fee ($500.00) plus any additional cost incurred by The Press.
Otago Daily Times (3) (e) & (4) Will not accept inserts on newsprint or white copy unless totally in full process colour. (5) No envelopes at all (6) Minimum size A4
Waikato Times (5) Unusual insertions only accepted on application.
The Northern Advocate 1. Inserts should be delivered on solid open-ended pallets for handling by fork-lift truck. 2. All pallets should have wooden top boards the same size as the base and measure no more than 3ft 10” in height. 3. Decks must be covered with a solid base before loading to prevent damage to the bottom layer of inserts. 4. Interleaves should be placed between each layer to aid stability and prevent creasing and distortion of inserts. 5. Pallets should have full-length corner protectors to prevent damage to products when pallets are shrink wrapped. 6. Pallet should be wrapped with film to prevent penetration of moisture. 7. Inserts should be stacked flush to the pallet edges. Inserts protruding from the side will be creased or curled by the shrink wrap. Similarly, inserts not stacked to the pallet edge will cause pallets to be unstable and loads become distorted during transportation. 8. Pallets should be landed both ways with four metal or plastic straps to secure the whole load. 9. Each pallet should have a label on two sides stating amount on pallet, issue date, title and area to be inserted. 10. Inserts that vary in size or codes which require separating must not be presented on the same pallet. 11. A copy of the insert must be presented on the outside of each pallet.
Bay of Plenty Times -
The Daily Post (5) Unusual insertions only accepted on application and sighting an example
The Gisborne Herald -
Whakatane Beacon -
Wairoa Star -
Taranaki Daily News -
Wanganui Chronicle (2) Maximum dimension 400x290 mm. (3) (e) Broadsheets must be folded to tabloid size. (6) Unusual inserts only accepted by arrangement. (9) Delivery docket to accompany inserts. Only (1) & (2) apply to bundles.
Hawkes Bay Today (2) Unable to accept inserts with a spine between 300mm and 350mm. (5) Unusual inserts only accepted on application. No inserts on Fridays or Saturdays Please refer to Hawke's Bay Today for further specification details. No hand inserts
Dannevirke News -
Manawatu Standard Example of 8 pages = 4 leaves
The Horowhenua Chronicle -
Wairarapa Times Age -
The Nelson Mail Tabloid ( unfolded ). Min 8 pages. No coupon books.
Unusual shapes and sizes by arrangement only - i.e. sample to be provided before booking will be confirmed Saturday inserts: Specific Size critera applies: Tabloid 8-0pages:A4 Brochures 12-40 pages, no greater than 280cm wide(spine to edge) and 400mm high
The Marlborough Express -
Westport News -
The Greymouth Star -
Ashburton Guardian -
The Timaru Herald -
The Oamaru Mail (7) & (8) Not applicable
The Southland Times -
Hokitika Guardian -
Herald on Sunday Inserts must be uniform thickness. All flaps must be closed. Double spines are not acceptable. Must have square corners, unusual shapes need to be approved by inserts manager.
Sunday News Delivery Times Inserts must be delivered four days prior to publication as they may be pre-inserted.
Sunday Star Times Delivery Times Inserts must be delivered four days prior to publication as they may be pre-inserted.
Your Weekend/Fairfax -
Below is the standard Insert conditions for all newspapers. Insert the conditions above which are specific to the newspaper you require.

1. DELIVERY TIME
• The recommended delivery time is six business days prior to publication. Minimum delivery time is three working days prior to publication. These deadlines must be strictly adhered to.
• This gives the newspapers time to check and report back to the supplier if there are any problems with the quality of folding, the quantity delivered, palletising or drying of inserts.

2. SIZE OF INSERT

(For specific dimensions, please see following pages.)
  Hand Inserts
  • Those newspapers that insert by hand have a great deal more flexibility with the types of inserts that can be accepted, and will accept all inserts within reason.
  • Listed below are specification guidelines for mechanical inserting, although they can be used as a guideline for hand inserts.

3. MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
  a. Mock Ups
  • We recommend that a sample or accurate mock-up of any intended insert should be approved for insertion by the Inserts Production Department prior to acceptance of an order.

  b. Maximum Insert Thickness

  • The maximum acceptable thickness of any insert will be influenced by the insert’s overall dimensions.
  • As a general rule the design of the insert (size, grammage etc) should not impede the rolling of the finished newspaper product for the purposes of home delivery.

  c. Tabloid
  • Four and eight page tabloid products must be folded once (in half).

  d. Broadsheet
  • Two page (single broadsheet = 4 pp tabloid) must be less than 150 gsm when folded once (tabloid folded) 75 gsm paper, recommend quarter fold.
  • Two page (single broadsheet) on newsprint must be quarter folded.
  • Four page (double broadsheet) = 8 pp tabloid on newsprint can be tabloid folded or quarter folded (we recommend quarter fold).
  • Six or more page broadsheet may be tabloid folded or quarter folded.

  e. Binding
  • When using staples, they should not exceed the thickness of the product and be placed perfectly within the fold of the product. A glued insert is preferred.

4. CONSEQUENCE OF UNSUITABLE PRODUCTS
• A product which has been delivered after deadline or does not meet the required specifications may not be inserted.

5. UNUSUAL INSERTS
In all cases a mock up sample is required by all newspapers prior to acceptance.
• Envelopes 270 mm x 105 mm can be inserted provided that they are flat. (Approval is required prior to acceptance of the order).
• Cards, envelopes, samples or any other insert material of an unusual nature, dimension or fold, will need approval prior to acceptance.

6. PACKAGING SPECIFICATIONS
• The printer must ensure that all inserts are free from “set-off” and that the ink is dry.
• Inserts must be kept as flat as possible at all times, with tight folds, and free from rolled edges, wrinkles and any other distortions.
• Inserts are to be turned in 50’s, 100’s, 200’s within a bundle so that the turned height is between 75 mm and 100 mm.
• Bundles may be strapped (the wider the strapping the better). The tension of the strapping should not in any way damage the bundle.
• The use of a sturdy piece of cardboard at even intervals throughout the stack will help keep the inserts flat, and avoid shifting during transportation. Gaps between bundles on the pallet should be kept to a minimum.
• Outside edges should be vertically even, and the inserts should be stacked so that they do not protrude beyond the limits of the pallet.
• If the pallet does not have a solid smooth base, a piece of wood or a substantial piece of cardboard should be placed over the pallet before stacking.
• A solid piece of wood, the same dimensions as the base pallet should be placed on top of the stacked bundles, to prevent strap damage.
• The pallets should be wrapped in plastic, or shrink-wrapped for further protection.

7. PALLETS
• Pallets should be standardised where inserts require more than one pallet for delivery or pallet weight provided.
• Pallets should be 1165 mm x 1165 mm and in good conditions without loose or broken timbers.
• Maximum height of pallet is to be 1524 mm including runner, and the maximum weight not to exceed 1000 kg. (Hawke's Bay Today max weight not to exceed 750kg.)
• Minimum runner height on pallet s to be 100 mm to allow for handling by forklift or hand truck.

8. PALLET IDENTIFICATION
• The pallets must have labels on at least two sides, and the following information on the printers letterhead.
• The name and address of the company and the publication concerned.
• The publication issue and date of insertion. The key number or code should be shown for further identification.
• The estimated weight of the pallet.
• Full identity of the advertiser.

9. DELIVERIES

All deliveries must be accompanied by a delivery docket which must indicate:
• The name of the insert, and key number or code if available.
• The total amount of copies on each pallet.
• The number of pallets on each vehicle.
• The total number of pallets for delivery.
• When more than one delivery is used, the last docket is to be marked ‘FINAL'.
• Weight must be indicated on the loaded pallet, i.e. weight of load - (inserts). Weight of pallet and strapping materials combined.

Contacts

Newspaper Name Contact Type Email Phone Mobile Phone Fax
The New Zealand Herald Blair Evans Insert Delivery Contact blair.evans@apnprint.co.nz 09 526 9488 021 682 769
The New Zealand Herald John Holloway Insert Booking Contact john.holloway@apn.co.nz 09 373 6021 021 334 441 09 373 6403
The Dominion Post Linda Abbott Insert Delivery Contact linda.abbott@dompost.co.nz 04 568 0620 04 568 9791
The Dominion Post Karen Boyce National Booking, Insert Booking Contact karen.boyce@dompost.co.nz 04 474 0518 027 206 1479 04 474 0001
The Press Andrew Deyell Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact andrew.deyell@press.co.nz 03 943 2781 027 249 3749 03 377 9921
Otago Daily Times Tracey Jowett Insert Booking Contact tracey.jowett@alliedpress.co.nz
Waikato Times Daniel Cho Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact daniel.cho@fairfaxmedia.co.nz 09 925 9619 027 477 8929
The Northern Advocate Sarita Parker sarita.parker@northernadvocate.co.nz 09 470 2818 021 434 881
Bay of Plenty Times Carol Daniels Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact carol.daniels@bayofplentytimes.co.nz 07 577 7770 ext57461
Bay of Plenty Times Maria (Inserts) Meredith maria.meredith@bayofplentytimes.co.nz 07 577 7770 ext57504
The Daily Post Maria Meredith Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact maria.meredith@bayofplentytimes.co.nz 07 577 7770 ext57504
The Gisborne Herald Jenny Vigers National Booking, Classified Booking, Insert Booking Contact advertising@gisborneherald.co.nz 06 869 0619 06 869 0644
Whakatane Beacon Diana Clark Insert Booking Contact diana.clark@whakatanebeacon.co.nz 07 308 8129 ext 840 07 308 7569
Wairoa Star Olga Van der Meer Advertising Manager (Newspaper), After Hours Booking, National Booking, Classified Booking, Features Contact, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact advertising@wairoastar.co.nz 06 838 7194 704 027 473 5166 06 838 6973
Taranaki Daily News Karen Boyce Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact karen.boyce@fairfaxmedia.co.nz 04-474-0518.
Wanganui Chronicle Bronnie Taylor Insert Booking Contact bronnie.taylor@wanganuichronicle.co.nz 06 349 0710 x50873
Hawkes Bay Today Jorleen Innes Insert Booking Contact jorleen.innes@hbtoday.co.nz 06 873 0840 021 223 5906
Dannevirke News Tina Toxward National Booking, Features Contact, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact production@dvkenews.co.nz 06 374 7081 06 374 9353
Manawatu Standard Karen Boyce Insert Booking Contact karen.boyce@fairfaxmedia.co.nz 04 474 0518 027 206 1479
The Horowhenua Chronicle Display Bookings National Booking, Insert Booking Contact mediamanager@apn.co.nz 06 368 5109 06 368 2366
Wairarapa Times Age Di Oakly Insert Booking Contact di.oakly@age.co.nz 06 370 0933 06 370 0959
The Nelson Mail Louise McKinley Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact louise.mckinley@fairfaxmedia.co.nz 03 546 2841
The Marlborough Express Raewyn Hagen Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact rhagen@marlexpress.co.nz 03 520 8945 027 235 8386 03 520 8910
Westport News Shelley Jope After Hours Production, National Booking, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact shelley@westportnews.co.nz 03 789 7319
Westport News Emma Phillips Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact emma@westportnews.co.nz 03 789 7319 N/A 03 789 7203
The Greymouth Star Brett Kokshoorn Advertising Manager (Newspaper), After Hours Production, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact brettk@greystar.co.nz 03 769 7920 027 859 8502
Ashburton Guardian Sue Durry Production Manager (Newspaper), National Booking, Classified Booking, Features Contact, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact advertising@theguardian.co.nz 03 307 7980 03 307 7905
The Timaru Herald Andrew Deyell Insert Booking Contact andrew.deyell@fairfaxmedia.co.nz 03 943 2781
The Oamaru Mail Kathy Hobbs National Booking, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact kathy.hobbs@oamarumail.co.nz 03 4349970 03 4349723
The Southland Times Airdrie Stuart National Booking, Insert Booking Contact, Insert Delivery Contact airdrie.stuart@stl.co.nz 03 211 1092 03 218 9239
Hokitika Guardian Brett Kokshoorn Advertising Manager (Newspaper), After Hours Production, National Booking, Insert Booking Contact brettk@greystar.co.nz 037697925 027 859 8502
Sunday News Aisling Carty National Booking, Insert Booking Contact aisling.carty@fairfaxsundays.co.nz 09 925 9754 09 925 9752
Sunday Star Times Aisling Carty National Booking, Insert Booking Contact aisling.carty@fairfaxsundays.co.nz (09) 925 9754 (09) 925 9752
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