City Har­bour News sign­ing off

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - CA­TRIN OWEN

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.

If you have any mem­o­ries or pic­tures of the Auck­land City Har­bour News feel free to send them to ca­trin.owen@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz for in­clu­sion in our spe­cial edi­tions.

CA­TRIN OWEN/STUFF

The Cider Build­ing in Pon­sonby is home to the Auck­land City Har­bour News ed­i­to­rial team.

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