Member Publications

The Blenheim Sun


72 High St  


Phone:                      03 5777 868
Editor :          Les      021 360 008
Advertising:  Simon  021 706936


19,780 copies twice weekly 

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Publication Details


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Les Whiteside
Les Whiteside
Advertising Manager
Simon Byrne
Casual Advertising Rates

$7.50 Display
$8.00 Classified


Readership Profile

The Blenheim Sun newspaper is a free TWICE weekly newspaper published on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY mornings. Circulating to all of Marlborough. Established by Katrina and Les Whiteside, The Sun newspaper filled a much-needed gap for a lively, Marlborough owned and operated “local” paper. The couple brought huge newspaper experience into their new venture in 2002, having both had careers in newspapers and publishing for thirty plus years.


The Blenheim Sun newspaper delivers 19,781 copies FREE to all homes/letterboxes in the Marlborough region.

Everyone gets The Sun!

Locally owned, locally operated

Trusted in our community and grown to become the region’s favourite newspaper


Blenheim is the hub of Marlborough, the largest grape growing and wine making region in New Zealand. Blenheim can proudly uphold the claim to be both “The Sunshine Capital” and “The Foremost Grape Growing Area” of New Zealand. Marlborough has a population just over 45 700 people, with over 65’s nearly 16% compared to the national average of 12.1%.


For more information phone 03 577 7868