The Record Regional Community Newspaper

The Record is a true community newspaper — wholly New Zealand owned and operated, and dedicated to providing Rolleston, West Melton, Darfield and the surrounding districts with a forum for news, opinion, community coverage and local flavour. With our base of operations in West Melton and a branch office in Darfield, we offer unparalleled coverage for the region we are proud to call home. 

The Record is a natural evolution of the respected Malvern Record newspaper, which has informed the area faithfully for over 56 years. With more resources, a full tabloid re‑size and bold new colour graphics, the new Record will give the burgeoning community it serves a strong local voice, reaching 10,410 homes each week.

Readers can expect truly local news, in-depth features covering everything from auto reviews to agriculture, health to sports and much more each week, delivered free to their letter box. This makes The Record the perfect forum for businesses wishing to reach out to the growing customer base of Rolleston, West Melton, Darfield and beyond.

  • Weekly tabloid community newspaper with a distribution of 10,410
  • Delivered FREE to the towns of Rolleston, West Melton, and Darfield, as well as Kirwee, Hororata, Dunsandel, Burnham and all rural addresses in between
  • Full colour throughout 
  • Advertising rates from $4.95 per column centimetre (full colour)
  • FREE in-house professional graphic design service for advertisers — for bold, successful advertising with impact
  • News, views, opinion and feature articles which ensure dedicated weekly readership