Thursday, April 18, 2024
Greymouth Star

The Greymouth Star is the largest daily newspaper (Monday-Saturday) on the West Coast with 4200 issues daily and a readership almost three times that.

It is an afternoon broadsheet circulating to the following areas:

  • Ahaura
  • Blackball
  • Camerons
  • Dobson
  • Fox Glacier
  • Franz Josef
  • Gladstone
  • Greymouth
  • Haast
  • Harihari
  • Hokitika
  • Ikamatua
  • Kaiata
  • Karoro
  • Kumara
  • Moana
  • Ngahere
  • Otira
  • Paroa
  • Reefton
  • Ross
  • Runanga
  • South Westland
  • Stillwater
  • Totara Flat
  • Westport
  • Whataroa

The Greymouth Star is proud to represent Greymouth and indeed the West Coast with spirit and vision as the region’s main daily newspaper. The Greymouth Star can be relied on to give the best coverage of any newspaper in the region; the most reliable news and advertising source for its readers.


Brett Kokshoorn
Phone: (03) 769 7920
Cell: 027 859 8502
Email: [email protected]

Hokitika Guardian

The Hokitika Guardian is a daily paid community tabloid circulating in the Hokitika area of Westland and delivers local and international news to its readers. Monday – Friday. 1,800 issues daily.

The Hokitika Guardian offers to the public a good balance of classified and display advertising for its clients and with its fully staffed office on the main street of Hokitika gives coverage to the area superior to any other publication on the Coast. Dedicated reporters are at work each day sourcing local news items to keep the community informed, along with a display advertising representative and classified staff who can offer colour options to advertising as required.

For effective local coverage the Hokitika Guardian is your first choice for news and advertising.


Brett Kokshoorn
Phone: (03) 769 7920
Cell: 027 859 8502
Email: [email protected]

West Coast Messenger

The West Coast Messenger is an extremely popular weekly newspaper, delivered free to all homes on the West Coast every Wednesday.

The Messenger provides businesses with the perfect vehicle to reach every household from Karamea to Haast. Over 15,000 issues. The West Coast Messenger has been an integral part of a Coaster’s week since 1997 and prides itself on local news, comments, photos, the best in shopping and services, classifieds and much more.

The Messenger is also available at the Greymouth Star office; all Visitor Information Centres coast-wide and throughout Arthur’s Pass; dairies; and other local shops.


Mike Wilson
Phone: (03) 769 7927
Cell: 021 213 8950
Email: [email protected]

Kaikoura Star

Targeting both local residents and the tourists who float to this beautiful region, the Kaikoura Star covers local news and promotes local businesses. 1200 issues are delivered from Seddon to Cheviot.


Aysia McMillan
Phone: 027 383 1596
Email: [email protected]