The New Zealand Listener is the country’s only national, weekly current affairs and entertainment magazine. It covers the political, cultural and literary life of the country, as well as carrying television and radio programme listings for the main national broadcasters.
Launched in 1939, the New Zealand Listener, along with its sister title the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, is published by New Zealand Magazines, a division of APN Specialist Publications NZ Limited.
Pamela Stirling has been the Listener‘s editor since 2003, during which time the magazine has experienced unprecedented success, including winning the supreme award at the Magazine Publishers Association Awards and the Qantas Media Award for Best News-stand Magazine several times.
Born in Apia, Western Samoa, and educated in New Zealand, Pamela worked briefly for the Department of Trade and Industry using the economics in her degree, but the focus of her career has been on journalism. She has won numerous awards for writing, including Qantas Magazine Writer of the Year, the Oxford University Press Award, Media Peace Prize and the Electricorp Scholarship Award, which enabled her to do research at Stanford University. She was awarded the Wolfson Fellowship to Cambridge University at the 2010 Qantas Media Awards.
The Listener Figures
Total 10+ Readership** 269,000
Cover price: $4.20
Published every Saturday – on sale previous Sunday
* Source: ABC Audited Circulation Jul 2010-Dec 2010
** Nielsen Readership Jan 2010-Dec 2010