Auck­land city news rolls on - dig­i­tally

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - JACKSON THOMAS

Though the pa­per will stop rolling off the press next week, Neigh­bourly will con­tinue to ser­vice your com­mu­nity news needs.

The fi­nal edi­tion of the Auck­land City Har­bour News will be de­liv­ered on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 27.

While Fair­fax is look­ing at in­ter­est­ing ways to con­tinue news cov­er­age in the area, Neigh­bourly will con­tinue to serve as a plat­form for event list­ings, crime and safety up­dates, pub­lic no­tices and ad­ver­tis­ing for cen­tral Auck­land com­mu­ni­ties.

The free-to-use so­cial me­dia site is the fastest-grow­ing neigh­bour­hood web­site in New Zealand.

Neigh­bourly en­gage­ment man­ager Ele­sha Ed­monds said the new­pa­per’s Neigh­bourly page had 14,100 ad­dress-ver­i­fied mem­bers across 12 sub­urbs.

‘‘There are more than 180,000 mem­bers in Auck­land and close to half a mil­lion mem­bers across the coun­try - that’s one in four house­holds,’’ she said.

Cur­rently trend­ing were restau­rant re­views, users seek­ing ex­er­cise bud­dys, study tips, calls for tradies and plenty of sec­ond hand goods up for grabs.

Fair­fax na­tional com­mu­ni­ties ed­i­tor Jeremy Rees said Neigh­bourly would also remain the place for lo­cal news.

‘‘All of our con­tent as it per­tains to those sub­urbs in the pa­per’s catch­ment will still be avail­able to read on­line, through Neigh­bourly,’’ he said.

Fair­fax would also be ex­per­i­ment­ing with bet­ter ways to de­liver lo­cal news on a dig­i­tal only plat­form, Rees said.

Neigh­bourly would also become home to all What’s On list­ings for the area, to be dis­played on the site’s noticeboard.

If read­ers want their list­ings to ap­pear in the Cen­tral Leader print Leader Courier Auck­land City Har­bour

MATTHEW CATTIN/STUFF

Neigh­bourly en­gage­ment man­ager Ele­sha Ed­monds says the so­cial me­dia site is near­ing half a mil­lion users.

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