The Valley Profile is an independently-owned, weekly community newspaper that delivers 100% local news in the Hauraki and Thames Valley region. 


We deliver 16,000 copies to every letterbox and business in Hauraki-Thames Valley, connecting approximately 35,000 readers in the Hauraki Plains, Paeroa, Waihī, Thames and Thames Coast, plus bulk distribution around the Coromandel Peninsula. With local content and a huge reach, this makes The Valley Profile the ideal place for businesses wanting to advertise to this thriving community of approximately 35,000 people. The Valley Profile is delivered every Wednesday – keep an eye out in your letterbox for our latest issue, or visit our archives.


This much-loved community newspaper began nearly 30 years ago as the Plains Profile by a group of hard-working volunteers passionate about their community. In April, 2020, local journalist Teresa Ramsey bought the Plains Profile, renaming it The Valley Profile to reflect the new area of the Thames Valley.


The Valley Profile is run by experienced newspaper professionals, with many years of experience in the industry.

With a background in daily, community and digital reporting and sub-editing since 1995, owner-editor Teresa’s vision for the Profile is to continue its strong community focus, covering general news and events, as well as celebrating our local people. 

In August, 2020, experienced advertising manager Nikki Sanders joined the Profile. Nikki began her newspaper advertising sales career in 2001 and has extensive knowledge of the Thames Valley region. She can help you find the best solution to get your message across to your customers.

In November, 2020, experienced reporter Kelley Tantau joined the team. Kelley has worked as a general reporter since 2015, covering a wide range of news stories throughout the Waikato.

Reporter Alice Parminter started at The Profile part time in January, 2022. Previously, Alice had several years’ working for Stuff as a reporter for their Auckland communities, and now lives in Hauraki with her husband and two young children.

Davidda Hikatangata joined The Profile in November, 2023 as a feature writer. Davidda is responsible for advertising features and advertorials for local businesses, clubs and community organisations.


Got a great story to share? Or are you a business owner keen to give your business a boost with an advertisement in this exciting new publication? We would love to hear from you. 

Editor: Teresa Ramsey, email,  or Ph 0204 0944 853. 

Reporter: Kelley Tantau, email, or Ph 022 619 4889

Reporter: Alice Parminter email, or Ph 022 527 0988

Advertising Manager: Nikki Sanders,  email or Ph 022 130 3885

Feature Writer: Davidda Hikatangata, email or Ph 022 174 3988

Admin/Missed Papers: or Ph 027 396 2459