***** 2023 Christmas Special Offer. Book a four week campaign over the busy Christmas/New year holiday period and pay for only two weeks. If your business targets our thousands of holiday visitors, or locals with time on their hands, then this is the best and most cost effective way to boost your income and profits. Contact Debbie to book now on 027 308 2121 or [email protected].

Advertising with Crux is easy and cost-effective. We offer a wide range of options from simple, but impactful banner campaigns to more advanced packages that can include our weekly newsletter and social media - even video clips and video productions.

Contact Crux Sales Manager Debbie Knowles on 027 308 2121 or by email at [email protected]

Crux is Queenstown Lakes’ and Central Otago's leading local news site, with our journalists continuously providing high-quality public interest journalism and addressing key community issues.

Our stories reach up to 20,000 local residents per day and our weekly newsletter also reaches 4,500 people every Friday. These numbers are continuously growing but our daily audience is often greater than the weekly print runs of local community newspapers. 

Our Facebook posts engage with over 50,000 people each week and our video productions can reach up to 35,000 viewers on social media and via the Crux website. 

In May 2023, we passed the 4 million page view threshold with the average time spent on each page at 2 minutes and 22 seconds. This means that our digital ads are seen for up to ten times longer than other digital platforms that may only have a 20-second average time on page.

In June 2023, Crux news site pages were read over 200,000 times by 89,000 unique users. That's relative to a local population of around 60,000 people. showing that Crux also reaches audiences outside of our immediate district and even Kiwis living overseas. In July 2023, our Facebook post reach was at 260,000, with engagement over 110,000.

What’s in store for August and the rest of 2023? Here's the latest Crux update from our managing editor, Peter Newport.

Our new ad server technology now provides even more display options as well as the ability for the first time to place ads within Crux news stories. Here's the banner dimensions that we work with.

New banner sizes from August 30th, 2023. Maximum file sizes should be 80kb for the main billboard, otherwise 60kb for all other ad positions and 40kb for the Mobile leaderboard. File format can be JPG,PNG, GIF, HTML5.

We are liked and trusted by the local community, and our latest reader survey showed over 75% of readers ranked Crux as either Good or Excellent. Via our Community Bulletin, we promote less urgent community stories and events to a wider Crux audience. In a nutshell, Crux is pro-community. We also offer deep discounts on advertising packages for charities and non-profit organisations.

Pro-community doesn’t stop in terms of journalism; it flows into our commercial partnerships. Our Sales Manager, Debbie Knowles, will take the time to get to know each and every one of you and your goals. She'll listen carefully and work with you to create a customised package that will deliver measurable results with digital tracking and detailed reporting on impressions and click through rates. 

Get the best out of Crux. Our audience is huge, local – and highly engaged. It’s time to go digital!

Don’t hesitate to call Debbie on 027 308 2121 or send an email to [email protected] for more information on our rates and tailored packages.