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A little about us.

The Beacon has been delivering news to the Eastern Bay since 1939 and is the leading source of community news in the region. The paper was founded by Leicester Spring and is still owned by the Spring family. Leicester’s son John Spring is the current managing director.

The Beacon is published three days a week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and can be delivered via a subscription or purchased in any leading retail store or dairy in the Eastern Bay.


The Beacon is owned by the Beacon Media Group, which also publishes the Waitomo News,  Opotiki News and Eastern Bay Life.