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  About Us

Whitby Newsbrief is owned and operated by Geoff Mowday, a journalist and publisher with more than 30 years experience working in media in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, USA, and the United Kingdom.

Born and bred in Wellington, Geoff began his newspaper career on "The Evening Post" in the 1970s, but moved to Auckland in 1979. He subsequently headed off to Niue Island where he ran the radio station; San Diego where he worked as part of the New Zealand America's Cup team; and then the United Kingdom where he worked for The National Trust, and then a publishing house producing "Wiltshire Life" magazine, "Country" magazine and other publications.

He returned to New Zealand in 2007, and came to Wellington where he began working for "Whitby Newsbrief", before buying the shareholding in 2015. Geoff is a Whitby resident, and avid sports and arts supporter.

Whitby Newsbrief is produced by a small team of people, including Brian Lovett, who is in charge of page design and layout, pre-press and production of the newspaper.

Claire Willard, is the Credit Controller and Finance Manager.

The Advertising and Sales position is currently vacant.

Whitby Newsbrief is very much a local newspaper, with local news and events for the local communities within its circulation area. We are completely independently owned, and we try to be innovative with new columns and editorial coverage, as well as being supportive and positive about our community and its people. We also have a Whitby Newsbrief Facebook page, and we often support local events and activities with editorial coverage and photography.

    Handling the editorial, Geoff Mowday.

Whitby Fox
The Whitby Fox is out and about every month, looking for stories to amuse or shock our readers.
Claire Willard
Claire Willard: Finance Manager and Credit Control.
Brian Lovett handles page layout and production.
To contact us:     

Whitby Newsbrief Ltd
39 Leeward Drive, Whitby
Porirua 5024


Tel: 04 235 8901 mobile 027 480 8071

Circulation:   Whitby Newsbrief has a readership of over 15,000 people, plus 7500 online hits each month. The newspaper is distributed on or about the first Monday of each month to all residents of Whitby, Pauatahanui, Camborne, Plimmerton, Mana and parts of Paremata. Bulk copies are available in the Porirua CBD also, at the Porirua Information Office, North City Mall, Pataka, and Porirua Library.   Whitby Newsbrief has stands at Spinnaker Dairy; Mana Subway; Leader's Real Estate, Plimmerton; Inlet Motors, Pauatahanui; Charlie's Cafe Aotea; and SOS Computers, Paremata.