The Gisborne Herald

The Gisborne Herald is a daily newspaper that has served the Gisborne and East Coast region since 1874.

While the paper’s strength is local news, The Herald also has extensive coverage of sport, national, international and business news, six days a week, as well as regular youth, motoring, farming and arts and entertainment sections.

The Gisborne Herald is read daily by 61 percent of the region’s population aged 15 years and over, and in any given week 83 percent of people will read at least one edition of The Gisborne Herald.

Gisborne Herald website

The Gisborne Herald website is an excellent way of reaching Gisborne people not currently living here but who hold the region dear to their hearts, and still have friends and family living here. Anyone thinking of moving to Gisborne or investing here is also likely to be looking up By placing an advertisement on the Gisborne Herald website, your business, product or service will gain valuable exposure to these people. You can also then redirect them to your website.

Updated daily with news, sport, photographs, family notices, classified advertising and features, the website allows those outside our circulation area to still benefit from the extensive news coverage provided by The Gisborne Herald, while also contributing to the paper by encouraging more feedback and allowing people to vote on topical issues.

Booking and Material Deadlines

Display Advertising Bookings
Bookings are required by 10am three working days prior to publication. i.e. In the absence of a public holiday, booking deadlines are as follows:

Publication dateBooking deadline
Monday 10am Wednesday
Tuesday 10am Thursday
Wednesday 10am Friday
Thursday 10am Monday
Friday 10am Tuesday
Saturday 10am Wednesday

Copy for advertisements to be set in-house is required at 10am, 3 working days prior to publication. Complete material is required before 12 noon on the working day prior to publication.

Classified Advertising

Classified advertising bookings and copy are required before 2pm on the publishing day prior to publication. Birth and death notices are accepted until 9am on the day of publication.

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Jane Smith - Advertising Manager 06 869 0617

Cara Haines - Features Team Leader 06 8690646

Andy Searle - Autowatch 06 869 0616

Sandra Fisher - Media Consultant 06 0869613

Vicky Nichol - Media Consultant 06 869 0615

Postal address: PO Box 1143, Gisborne 4040
Street address: 64 Gladstone Road, Gisborne
Phone: 06-869 0600

Phone: 06-869 0610
Fax: 06-869 0644

Advertising (classified section)

Phone: 06-869 0601
Fax: 06-869 0644


Phone: 06-869 0610
Delivery address: The Gisborne Herald, Lowe Street entrance, Gisborne