Our Publications

With 22,000 people aged 15+ reading every issue of the Beacon, it is
the Eastern Bay’s most widely read newspaper. It covers all aspects of life in the region from news, sport, lifestyle, events, real estate, TV listings and a comprehensive classified section.

The Beacon is published on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and at the last audit the average paid circulation was 6531 copies.


The Eastern Bay Life is a free weekly publication that is distributed throughout the Eastern Bay on Saturdays. Each week 17,994 copies are distributed to homes and businesses throughout the region.

Editorially the Eastern Bay Life is lighter than the Beacon and focuses more on people, events and lighter news. It is essential reading for people who want to know what is happening in the Eastern Bay.


The Opotiki News is also published by the Beacon Group and is run from an office in Opotiki. It is a tabloid publication containing a mixture of news, events, lifestyle and classifieds.

The Opotiki News is published on a Thursday each week.