Allied Press Limited


Allied Press Ltd is a South Island owned media company with interests in daily and community newspapers, regional television stations, internet websites and commercial printing operations.

From its base in Dunedin (Pop: 122,000) the company has newspapers in Canterbury, Westland, Otago, and Southland, a television station in Dunedin and printing operations in Alexandra. It employs more than 400 staff.

The flagship of the group is the highly regarded morning publication, the Otago Daily Times (ODT), which was founded in 1861 and boasts the longest daily publication record of any newspaper in New Zealand. The ODT is the only independently owned morning daily, and enjoys one of the highest market penetration rates in the nation for a paid daily. Its strength lies in its proud and faithful commitment to serving the lower South Island with a carefully selected menu of regional, national and international news and opinion.

Allied Press also holds a majority interest in an evening daily dedicated to serving the West Coast of the South Island, the Greymouth Evening Star. A growing stable of community and farming newspapers complements the dailies by providing local news to several communities throughout the lower South Island.

The company is dedicated not only to providing comprehensive news and advertising coverage, but also to supporting a wide range of community projects and services.

A clear and continuing focus on quality is the hallmark of the various activities and this is embodied in its motto "Optima Durant" or "Quality Endures".

From this flows the corporate vision statement:

Allied Press will continuously enhance its position as a quality media group.

Allied Press's Executive Leadership Team is comprised of:
Grant McKenzie - Chief Executive Officer
Raja Chakrabarti - Operations Manager
Paul Dwyer - Group Advertising Manager
Matthew Holdridge - Commercial Manager
Paul McIntyre - Editor in Chief
Gerold Borrmann - Chief Financial Officer
Timo Janssen - Chief Information Technology Officer
Steve McCaughan - Star Media Regional Manager
Charlotte Smulders - Allied Press Magazines Division Manager