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ACP Current Affairs Titles Impressive Growth

Media Release, May 30, 2008


North & South now the most read Current Affairs & Business magazine

With its three Current Affairs & Business titles, ACP Magazines dominates the category and reaches 490,000 readers each month according to the latest Nielsen Readership Survey results* released today.

North & South

North & South’s readership grew an impressive 5.7% compared to the same period last year.

• With 299,000 readers North & South has reclaimed its No 1 position as the most read Current Affairs and Business magazine in New Zealand.


Metro (140,000) maintained its popularity and reported strong growth compared to the last period at 10.2%.

Metro continues to be the most effective magazine for reaching Aucklanders.

• With its affluent readership, Metro continues to be the most effective monthly magazine for reaching Auckland decisionmakers and higher socio audiences.

KiaOra (Air New Zealand Inflight Magazine)

KiaOra (155,000), the Air New Zealand inflight magazine, strengthens ACP Magazines reach with top socio New Zealanders.

• Reaching an affluent readership, its unique position means that it delivers a highly engaged and attentive audience time and time again.

“We are particularly delighted with North & South’s performance on the back of a reinvigorated editorial offering,” said Debra Millar, ACP Magazines’ Group Publisher. “Though mature, it is a magazine that continues to grow its audience share and appeal with New Zealanders."


Sources: Nielsen National Readership Survey April 2007–March 2008 Period on Period comparisons are made with the previous Nielsen National Readership Survey release for Jan- Dec 2007. Year on Year comparisons are made with the Nielsen National Readership Survey April 2006-March 2007.

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