About Waitomo News
The Waitomo News
is a tabloid newspaper that is delivered free twice a week
and Thursdays - to 7500 households, businesses and RD runs in the
Northern King Country.
Based in the heart
of one of New Zealand’s
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
King Country Chronicle (established 1906) and the Otorohanga
Times (established 1912). Both papers were owned and managed by the
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.