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Few surprises in the latest ABC Circulation and Nielsen Readership data, released on Friday. Newspapers continue their slow-moving slide in circulation and readership – with the notable exceptions of the Otago Daily Times, Sunday Star Times, Herald liftout Bite, and five sturdy provincial dailies. Weekly magazines did no better, but monthlies fared quite well – notably North & South, Metro, Fishhead, Cuisine, Dish, and Idealog. Food, leisure and rural titles generally did well.

Our winners list below includes all magazine and newspaper titles to post rises or remain unchanged. The measurement period was Q4 2013 to Q3 2014 – our list below was compiled by comparing this latest data with the previous survey period.



Daily Metro: ODT.
Weekly: Sunday Star-Times, Dairy News, Bite (Herald liftout).



Weekly: No rises.
Monthly: Avenues, Boating NZ, Deals on Wheels, Fishhead, Kiarora, M2, Metro, Motorcycle Trader, Motor Homes/Caravans & Destinations, North & South, NZ Lifestyle Block, NZ Performance Car, NZ Trucking, Recipes +, Trade-A-Boat.
Bimonthly: Homestyle, NZ Life & Leisure, NZ Rugby World, Urbis.
Quarterly: Family Care, Houses, Parenting.



Daily 25k+: All down.
Daily -25k: Bay of Plenty Times, Daily Post (Rotorua), Northern Advocate, Wairarapa Times Age, Wanganui Chronicle.



Weekly: New Idea, NZ Farmer.
Fortnightly: Dairy News, NZ Education Gazette, Rural News.
Monthly: Country-Wide, Good Health, Mindfood, Motor Equipment News, North & South, NZ 4WD, NZ Lifestyle Block, NZ Logger, NZ Retail.
Bimonthly: Cuisine, Dish, Education Review, Food, Good, Idealog, INsite, M2 Woman, NZ Fishing World, NZ Light Company Vehicle, NZ Rugby World, Young Country.
Quarterly: Allergy Today, Fish & Game, OHBaby!.
Half-yearly: Habitat.
Annual: Bounty Your Pregnancy, Bounty Your Baby.

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  • Access the full Nielsen Readership data here.

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