Welcome to the Upper Clutha Messenger, the Wanaka district’s local publication.

Informing and supporting the community since 1978.


Want to find out how to advertise in The Messenger? There are 3 types of ads to choose from – display ads, line ads and our free community spaces.

Line ad

Line ads are word-only classifieds. With prices starting at $10.50 and FREE line ads for private advertisers, you can make your ad work to your budget.

Display ad

Our most popular form of advertising. You can include your logo and images to make your ad stand out. With options to suit your campaign and budget.


We have weekly spaces available in The Messenger for local charities and not-for-profit organisations to utilise. Best of all, they are FREE!

Not receiving The Messenger?

Fill out a delivery enquiry here and grab a Messenger sticker from our office at 11 Brownston Street. These stickers are particularly handy if you have a no circulars notice, as then the delivery agent will still drop off a Messenger.

Enquiry form

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