New Zealand’s most read Sunday paper is reborn.
As with its revamped main book, The Sunday Herald will launch its new lifestyle magazine, Reset, next week, and today announces its editor, Jackie Roates Haver.
The news comes ahead of the prestigious Voyager Media Awards this Saturday. The award nominated the paper in the best front page category among the dominant exhibits by NZME.
Alana Eriksen, who started as editor of The Sunday Herald in February, said: “We already have more readers than our two competitors combined, but we want to grow our loyal readership and adapt to the times. I am always looking for ways to do it.
“We will continue to do our best: breaking big stories, covering live news events both locally and globally, profiling newsmakers and keeping you informed on the latest trends. has transformed.
“Of course there is all the beautiful stuff, new colors, fonts and layouts designed by a talented team. But we are also very excited about the content.”
Among the columnists’ diverse new offerings are Pacifica law student Shaniel Lal, who helped ban conversion therapy in New Zealand, and sportswriter Alice Soper, a staunch supporter of women’s rugby.
Existing columnists will return. Top broadcaster Heather du Plessis Alain was recently awarded Best Breakfast/Drive Presenter at the Radio Awards. These include former Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett, his editor of Herald Business Liam Dunn, and former Labor Party campaigner Hayden Munroe.
The business section has also been enhanced and rebranded as Money to reflect more premium services, according to Eriksen.
“In addition to expert opinion, lots of reading, and the latest in the real estate market and tech sector, we are launching a new column called Consumer Watch by HOS favorite Diana Clement, offering practical tips for navigating the cost of living crisis. Here are some helpful hints.”
The sports page has also doubled in size, Eriksen said, giving readers more game analysis, in-depth features, and input from the nation’s best commentators.
She said the spy section with town man Ricardo Simich will continue to provide celebrity and social news with a touch of gossip.
“And now that events are back in full swing, we can see that the Party People section is back as well, featuring photos from some of the most special events in the country.”
“The Political Gallery will be giving readers all the behind-the-scenes goth information in our Beehive Diaries column, and we’ll be revealing even more surprises next Sunday,” Eriksen said.
Meanwhile, Loates-Haver joined the paper with more than 20 years of experience in magazine and lifestyle content. In her last position, she was Head of Lifestyle, Travel and Features at the NZME-owned BusinessDesk. She also serves as editor of Air New Zealand’s in-flight magazine Kia Ora magazine, editor of New Idea and MediaWorks’ she’s PR she’s manager.
The name Reset reflects Sunday’s state of mind, she said.
“This is a magazine designed to entertain, relax and recharge readers with stories that inspire them. 32 pages of warm, witty, friendly and uplifting content.
If you want a new look at the world of celebrities, fascinating real-life stories, an extensive week-old recipe section, fashion, beauty, home, and travel, Reset will be your new read for the weekend. “
Readers get two magazines in one, with Sunday Travel magazine joining Reset with its own cover and dedicated section.
Travel editor Stephanie Holmes said it will continue to be the go-to place for New Zealanders looking for vacation ideas, tips and inspiration.
“If the past two years or more have taught us anything, it’s whether it’s a staycation close to home, a mini-break across the country, or a much-needed trip now that borders are open. Regardless of how valuable a good vacation is…overseas.
“Sunday Travel takes care of every step of the journey, from daydreaming to planning and booking to tips and tricks for all the amazing things you can do when you get there.”
To celebrate the reopening, readers can win trips to 2 to 1 of 15 destinations in the United States, plus a $5,000 spend, thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and House of Travel.