Key Changes to our Newspapers that Advertisers Need to Know

From Monday 30 April 2018, we are changing the physical size of our Monday-Friday metropolitan and regional newspapers from the traditional large format newspaper style, known as “Broadsheet”, to a smaller and easier to read size and format, known as “Compact”.

The following newspapers will be changing to compact size:

AND at the same time we are changing our advertising and page grid terminology, from column cm to modular units, across all our print publications, including those remaining in broadsheet (Saturday Mets and Regionals, and Sunday Star-Times). However, classified advertising across all the publications will remain in column cm.

The information on this page is designed to help you understand the changes taking place from the 30th April 2018. If we’ve left something out, please email

Changes to Advertising Across ALL Newspapers

All Stuff newspapers are changing to a modular grid and advertising, regardless of their compact or broadsheet size

New Rate Cards for All Newspapers

The change to modular advertising sizes means we need to adjust our rates to reflect the new sizes

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about the changes to our publications

Improved Look and Feel for Readers

The upcoming change in format is going to improve reader interaction with the newspapers

Winners of our Move to Compact Advertiser competition!

If your name is on the list, you've won a prize!

More Great Content for Readers

We used the change as an opportunity to improve the content we deliver

Download a Booklet of the Changes

All the key changes to our newspapers that advertisers need to know about

Two ladies enjoying the new format Waikato Times over coffee at a cafe

Feedback From Our Readers

We asked readers around the country what they think about our new compact format newspapers

How We Are Marketing the Change to Readers

Details of our largest ever reader print promotion