The Rothesay News consists of a dedicated committee who meet every month, there are 11 issues printed each year. This newspaper links all those who live on the West Harbour and its content informs on community projects, school activities and coming events. Information is received through advertising as to which business/community services are available. Photos are printed to keep variety and a more ‘personal’ aspect to the printed articles.
The Rothesay News has been published for over 25 years. We have also published a historical book called Dusting Off … West Harbour The First 150 years – the first edition selling out in just seven months.
The Rothesay News is still progressing well, and is a sure reflection of how well the West Harbour community is doing. Over the past year there have been more new businesses coming into the area, thereby adding to the attractiveness of Port Chalmers, and giving consumer variety to living on the West Harbour.
There are more regular articles published giving continuity for reader interest. The content continues to grow with human interest articles and local community news, thereby linking the residents with local knowledge of issues and events.
The advertising is our life-blood, and we are very reliant upon local Dunedin businesses and oganisations to help us keep publishing. We keep our advertising rates as low as possible as we are a voluntary non-profit committee and the overall focus is to provide a reasonably-priced, quality local newspaper that is delivered free to all within the community.
The committee has its own Constitution and we handle all applications for funding.