Advertise with
The Messenger

As a trusted source of information for communities in the Upper Clutha/Wanaka area, ‘The Messenger’ is the best way for your message to get noticed.

Readers each week

Copies printed weekly

Years in advertising

Townships covered

Get the best reach in the Upper Clutha with print ads!

Yes, you read correctly! The Upper Clutha Messenger has been informing and supporting our community since 1978. We have built a publication that remains a source of trust and credibility for our readers. With engaged audiences, eye-catching display ads and widespread distribution, powerful print can get your business noticed.

15,000 Readers

With widespread distribution directly to homes, businesses and online issues, it is estimated 15,000 people read The Messenger each week.

5,900 - 6,100 copies printed weekly

To meet our readership demand, we print 5,900 copies per week. During peak holiday seasons we increase our print run to reach a larger audience.

Distributed to 9 major townships

The Messenger is delivered to businesses, counters, distribution boxes and mailboxes around the district: WANAKA, ALBERT TOWN, LAKE HAWEA, HAWEA FLAT, CROMWELL , LUGGATE, TARRAS, CARDRONA, MAKARORA.

Over 40 years in advertising

With over 40 years of experience in print advertising, The Messenger team is well-equipped to create an advertising campaign to get your business noticed.

Trusted source of information for locals

In the Upper Clutha area, if locals are looking for services, buy & sell, jobs or accommodation, they don’t just go online, they check ‘The Messenger’.

Advertising Options

We have advertising options available whether you have a commercial/not-for profit company, or simply renting a room. There are 3 types of ads to choose from – display ads, line ads (free and paid) and our free community spaces. We have advertising opportunities to suit all budgets. 

Select your ad option and follow the steps to complete your booking!

Line Ad

  • Line ads are word-only classifieds.
  • Prices start at $10.50.
  • FREE line ads available for private advertisers.

Display Ad

  • Our most popular form of advertising.
  • Include your logo and images to make your ad stand out.
  • Print in colour and B&W.


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

Don’t take our word for it,
hear from our happy clients & customers

The Messenger has been a fantastic way for MTF Finance Central Otago to reach new and existing customers over the last few years. We have locals and people who are new to town contacting us having seen our ad in the Messenger, and it continues to be a great way of advertising for our business.

MTF Finance Central Otago

I’ve been advertising weekly with The Messenger for over a decade now. Their reach with the paper edition alone is phenomenal in the Upper Clutha. Advertising with one display and two line adverts each week has been highly effective for us year round. It’s a no-brainer to put your business in front of the local community every 7 days!

Wilson’s Pest Control & Window Cleaning

I’ve been advertising in The Messenger since I brought my business to Wanaka. It has been a great way to build my business profile and gain new customers and enquiries. I will continue to use The Messenger to advertise my services to the local community.

WeMix Concrete

Have an ad query?

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any ad queries. We are always happy to discuss advertising plans, and ad design to create the best campaign for your business.