The Northern Advocate

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The Northern Advocate
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Type Daily/Morning (except Sunday)
Format Monday to Friday: tabloid, Saturday: broadsheet
Owner(s) NZME
Editor Craig Cooper
Founded 1875 (1875)[1]
Headquarters Whangarei
Circulation 11406[2]
ISSN 1170-0769

The Northern Advocate is the regional daily paper for the city of Whangarei and the Northland Region in New Zealand.


The Whangarei Comet and Northern Advertiser was founded in 1875 as a weekly paper by George Alderton and, despite a small population which led to predictions the paper "would go up like a comet, and come down like a stick",[3] the paper flourished and within two years had expanded to 12 pages and become the Northern Advocate and General Advertiser, with a small section printed in Maori.[3] The paper began daily publication in 1902. On Monday, 23 April 2012, the weekday Northern Advocate changed to tabloid format.

Other publications[edit]

The Whangarei Report[edit]

The Whangarei Report is a weekly tabloid-format community paper, delivered free on Thursdays to all homes south of the Brynderwyns, across to Dargaville and north to Oakura, Northland.[3]

The Northland Age[edit]

The Northland Age is a twice-weekly broadsheet community paper, delivered free on Tuesdays and Thursdays to all retailers and homes in Kerikeri, the Bay of Islands area down to Moerewa in the south.[3]


  1. ^ "Papers Past — Northern Advocate". 1925-12-31. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
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  3. ^ a b c d "Local, latest and breaking news from the Northland region". Northern Advocate. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 

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