Media Release – NZ Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gains 17% in 2013/14

27th June 2014

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly gains 17% in 2013/14


Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NZ is thanking Kiwi readers for giving the publication a bumper circulation year.


Why is Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NZ doing well?


  • A stronger presence for the publication in Countdown stores
  • Wider distribution via bookshops, dairies and other independent retailers
  • Christchurch is building kitchens and bathrooms – the region accounts for 13% of the population and 20% of the sales of Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly
  • Value and volume – Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly offers more ideas for the price than any other publication
  • Focus on the most commonly renovated rooms of the home
  • More stunning images sourced from projects in the north and south


About Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly NZ Edition

“For the last four or five years, Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly has offered more NZ kitchens than any other publication on the market,” said Publisher Janice Williams. “Not bad considering its humble origins as an Australian magazine, produced in Singapore. We’re thrilled that Kiwi readers are going for the value that we offer – more than 350 pages of ideas and some of the best ones from NZ. When it comes to renovating a kitchen or a bathroom, consumers want a level of detail that generalist magazines can’t provide. At Universal we publish Research Media; we help consumers do their research and we help businesses target those consumers cost-effectively,” said Ms Williams.

About Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly

Kitchens & Bathrooms Quarterly sits within the Complete Home Group at Universal Magazines. The publication, soon to hit its 21st birthday, heads a group of special editions including Kitchen Yearbook, Bathroom Yearbook, Luxury Kitchens & Bathrooms and more. The group invested in the People With Projects Study with McNair Ingenuity in 2009 to look at the difference between recreational reading and project research in a variety of media. It found that for project research, eight of the 10 top publications were published by Universal.

For further information contact:

 Barbara Kerr (09) 5216009 / 021 155 4638