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Devonport Publishing: keeping local news alive

Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 08 Oct 2021

The Devonport Flagstaff will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. (Image: 123RF)
Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 08 Oct 2021
As New Zealand’s biggest newspaper groups move away from local coverage and cut down on editorial staff, a small operation in the Auckland harbourside suburb of Devonport is helping to keep community news alive.Devonport Publishing, the owner of The Devonport Flagstaff and The Rangitoto Observer, prints roughly 24,000 newspapers on fortnightly cycles for the North Shore. Covid-19, the structural decline of the global newspaper industry, and the threat of social media haven’t seen them off yet.“We’ve never missed an...

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