.. :: Waitomo News :: .. Serving the North King Country for 100 Years.

  About Waitomo News

The Waitomo News is a tabloid newspaper that is delivered free twice a week Tuesdays and Thursdays - to 7500 households, businesses and RD runs in the Northern King Country.

Based in the heart of one of New Zealands strongest dairy and drystock farming regions, it is a community paper with a long history that’s very proud of its rural roots.

The Waitomo News is the result of a merger in 1980 between
Te Kuiti
s King Country Chronicle (established 1906) and the Otorohanga Times (established 1912).  Both papers were owned and managed by the Craig family.

In 2002, the paper was bought by Spring family and is now part of a privately-owned group of newspapers that includes the Whakatane Beacon, Bay Weekender (eastern Bay of Plenty) and Opotiki News.

A member of the Community Newspapers Association, the Waitomo News has two offices in the main streets of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga.


More than 7500 copies of Waitomo News are distributed to households, businesses and rural deliveries in the Otorohanga and Waitomo District Council areas, including Te Kuiti, Piopio, Mokau, Otorohanga towns, the coastal areas of Kawhia and Awakino, to Benneydale, Pureora and Aria - total coverage of the area served.

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