After eight years, The Hobson magazine has ceased publication.

The Hobson was launched in September 2013, and grew to distribute 12,000 copies monthly to the Auckland neighbourhoods of Remuera, Parnell and Ōrākei. Journalism-led, it connected and informed its communities.

In July of 2021, the publishers made the difficult decision to call a halt: two Auckland lockdowns at that stage — which impacted on our letterbox distribution — and a tough ad market for hyper-local publications made the business unsustainable.

The Hobson Ltd continues to produce custom titles for businesses and the quarterly Ellerslie Village Magazine on behalf of the Ellerslie Business Association.