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New national news website launched


The nation’s independent publishers are banding together, creating a new national news service. Newsie is a collaboration of New Zealand owned and independent news companies, pooling resources throughout the nation to bring a new, balanced and locally owned news organisation.

The news service is co-ordinated by Sun Media, the New Zealand owned publishing company that operates the highly-successful SunLive news website based in the Bay of Plenty.

Regional newspapers and websites are being added every week to the Newsie stable. It is a unique and powerful new concept: A cooperative effort of independent publishers the length and breadth of New Zealand, united in their commitment to pool resources and to create a truly independent and balanced national news service.

Newsie is in the early stages of development, says Sun Media director Brian Rogers. “We’ll be adding many more independent publishers to the pool in coming months, along with freelancers throughout the country and offering New Zealanders their own voice. We have secured reliable and balanced sources of international and national news, and sports feeds, so as Newsie grows and expands there’ll be more to read, opportunity to comment and give feedback. This is truly a news-site for New Zealanders, by New Zealanders, who at last have the chance to make it their own.”


Grace team have been accounting advisors since Sun Media’s inception in 2000 by Bryan and Claire Rogers. Through 17 years Brian and Claire have built an independent regional newspaper business that is unrivalled in New Zealand. Their current news stable includes: The Weekend Sun, Coast & Country, Waterline and Bay Driver along with their awarded online news for the region Sunlive.

We congratulate them on Newsie and are proud to have been part of the journey providing ongoing advice, planning and strategic assistance throughout the 17 years.

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Newsie is an old term, coined circa 1875 as a historical nickname for newsboys, journalists and the like whose mission it was to deliver the real, important news to the readers – exactly what Newsie is looking to achieve.

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