Auckland city news rolls on - digitally
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
Neighbourly engagement manager Elesha Edmonds says the social media site is nearing half a million users.