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The Star

  • Best-read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch
  • Trusted since 1868
  • Over 80,000 copies circulated every Thursday
  • Includes your favourite local paper
  • Read us in print, online or mobile 24/7
  • Greater reach than any other Christchurch newspaper
  • CNA NZ Supreme Newspaper of the year 2017 + 2018
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A thriving, free metropolitan newspaper and the country's largest by circulation. Editorially led with hard-hitting local stories and campaigns, the paper is for locals.







All About Christchurch

Circulated to over 80,000 homes in Christchurch, and with an audited readership of 91,000 (people 15 – year ending Q1 2023)  The Star is a metro community newspaper publishing news, features, sports and entertainment content to its readers.

Every issue is full of local news, business, entertainment, sport, food, puzzles, travel, opinion, property, classifieds, gardening, motoring, home and more.

Digital editions of the paper can be read online for free and stories are shared on the extremely successful website starnews.co.nz

Be in The Star

Reader loyalty and strong, local identity give advertisers in The Star an advantage, as they can share in this emotional connection and engagement.

Star Media can also produce innovative campaigns combining The Star with other print, social media and digital platforms. Content is also shared on our successful news website www.starnews.co.nz and facebook page ‘Star News Rise Up Christchurch’ followed by over 100,000 people.

Advertise with us

More than 80,000 copies of The Star are circulated in Christchurch every Thursday, giving your business the saturation, and most importantly the results, you need. Copies are home delivered and also available at prominent retail outlets across the city.
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