City Harbour News signing off
After more than three decades of production, the last Auckland City Harbour News will roll off the press later this month.
On February 5, 1985 the first edition of the Fairfax-owned paper was distributed free to households.
Now its time is up with a final edition being delivered on September 27.
Fairfax national communities editor Jeremy Rees said the paper was no longer commercially viable.
‘‘The simple fact is the economics of publishing the Auckland City Harbour News caught up with us,’’ Rees said.
The paper launched in 1985, to round out the Suburban Newspapers’ Auckland coverage across the city.
Today the Auckland City Harbour News is distributed weekly to more than 21,000 households.
Fairfax was looking at interesting ways to carry on the area’s news coverage and it will continue to be covered on Stuff.co.nz and Neighbourly, Rees said.
There would be no job losses in editorial or commercial but some delivery jobs would be affected, Rees said.
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The Cider Building in Ponsonby is home to the Auckland City Harbour News editorial team.