Stuff has warned Hauraki Herald readers it expects problems with the delivery of its community newspapers from next month.
The delivery problems come after the company delivering its papers, Ovato, announced it was closing its distribution service from April 29, which will also affect many independent newspapers nationwide.
A notice published in the Hauraki Herald said deliveries were expected to become more “sporadic” as it developed a new distribution network, which “may take a bit of time”.
Valley Profile editor/owner Teresa Ramsey said delivery of the Profile was not affected at all.
“Since we began nearly two years ago, we have worked hard to employ our own local newspaper delivery personnel as we believe reliable delivery is a crucial part of a successful community newspaper,” she said.
“As a result, readers and advertisers can depend on The Profile to be delivered every Wednesday. Our dedicated delivery experts ensure 16,000 copies of The Profile reach all letterboxes in Thames, Thames Coast, Paeroa, Waihī and the Hauraki Plains, plus bulk distribution throughout the Coromandel Peninsula every week without fail.”
Stuff also said Covid-19 had been causing “some disruptions” to the delivery of its community newspapers.
In contrast, there had been no disruption to Valley Profile delivery at all during Covid-19 with all runs delivered each week as staff pitched in to cover if delivery people had to isolate, Teresa said.
“We are your truly 100 per cent local community newspaper.
“We’re the only one with reporters based in the area covering local news and events, I believe we’re the only one ensuring delivery to all areas each week and we have the most competitive advertising rates for display ads, advertorials and classifieds.
“The Profile is run by passionate locals determined to endeavour every one of our 16,000 copies is delivered each week so important local news and information reaches every household in our region,” she said.
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