• Best-read and largest circulating newspaper in Christchurch
  • Trusted since 1868
  • Over 92,000 copies delivered every Thursday
  • 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

The Star is 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.

Weekly

Published

92,573

Circulation

All about Christchurch

Distributed to 93,000 homes in Christchurch, 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.

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 Facebook page ‘star.kiwi Rise Up Christchurch’ followed by over 100,000 people. 

Advertise with us

More than 93,000 copies of The Star are delivered into 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.