NZ Post announced its intention to snatch some of the Auckland directories market off Yellow and TradeMe in late October with a new start-up called Localist. And its first outdoor offensive has begun, with billboards going up around Auckland in the last few days. And, as well as talking up its own new offering, which is set to launch next year, they certainly don't shy away from sticking the boot into the quality of the opposition's services, something Yellow has acknowledged recently and is hoping to rectify with a big cash injection.
Paperboy will not be hitting the streets as expected at the end of January after Bauer announced it will cease publication of the magazine under its current print model. In wake of the news, we speak to media leaders to hear their thoughts on the magazine and its distribution model.