The paper is still coming out

Times Media publisher Reay Neben.

Today’s paper is smaller than usual due to the uncertainty surrounding yesterday’s 3pm announcement by the Prime Minister about the next step for Auckland.

This announcement was made right on our deadline. We are all hoping Auckland will drop a level at midnight Wednesday but this is uncertain for us and our retailers today.

I would like to thank those advertisers who have stayed with today’s paper. We’re so grateful. I really do call on our readers to please support the advertisers who enable us to bring you this paper.

We are thrilled that our walkers are still out there battling the elements to make sure you do receive the paper.

We have a team of over 200 walkers both children, young adults and adults doing their best to get the news into your letterbox each week.

Fingers crossed this lockdown can change down a level with a new set of rules.

Reay Neben
Managing director