Editorial & Advertising


All of LIVE’s editorial is written by top-rate Taranaki freelance writers, and most of our imagery comes from professional local photographers. We pride ourselves on tackling in-depth issues, conducting engaging interviews and giving our readers content they can’t get anywhere else.

LIVE’s quality paper stock and printing faithfully reproduce the work of our talented photographers and design team, presenting gorgeous layouts that represent our region.

Editorial ideas need to be submitted at least two months prior to the projected publication date.
Please contact editor Irena Brooks: irena@livemagazine.co.nz or 021 555 144.

Stories on businesses, organisations or events are usually covered by our Business Profiles — see page 3 of our Advertising Rate Card.

We also consider special features on new, relocating, or rebranding businesses, as well as new or renovated homes. Contact the editor for further information.


Your message, delivered beautifully, in a quality publication, at a price you can afford.

Each issue of LIVE has a shelf-life of at least twelve weeks. Radio ads and social media posts are over in a matter of seconds, while a daily paper is lucky to last 24 hours.

We print a minimum of 13,000 copies of each LIVE issue. Everybody in selected areas of New Plymouth and almost every home in Oakura, receives a copy of LIVE. Compare this to the fractured reach of the daily paper, the many radio stations and digital media platforms.

A full page, full colour advertisement in LIVE costs roughly half the amount of a full page, full colour ad in the daily paper and is vastly more cost-effective than designing, printing and delivering 13,000 flyers.

When you advertise with LIVE we do our best to position your advertisement for maximum effect, by placing it with a story that is likely appeal to your target market.
We also offer Business Profiles – paid editorial about your business, organisation, or event.

For a full breakdown of our advertising rates, download our rate card.

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Digital Media

Every issue of LIVE is posted to our website where it can be viewed in its entirety. Advertisers aren’t charged for this added extra.

The magazine’s imagery and content is regularly promoted through engaging Facebook and Instagram posts.


Readers can contribute their photos to our LIVE World Tour page. These need to be taken at an overseas location (preferably identifiable through a background landmark or environment), with someone in the photo holding LIVE. At least one person in the photo must be from Taranaki. We also appreciate any well-taken photos at any Taranaki events, sports fixtures, etc.

Please send digital images to irena@livemagazine.co.nz, ensuring they are a tiff or jpeg file at least 1MB in size, plus a caption identifying people in the photo.

Send us your photo


We offer a subscription service throughout New Zealand ($39 per annum) and have rates available for overseas subscriptions.

If you would like to order a subscription, please email info@livemagazine.co.nz with the address you would like it sent to, and your contact details.