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Find out about the media and communications the Deer Industry produces.

Deer Industry News is the official magazine of Deer Industry New Zealand (DINZ) and the New Zealand Deer Farmers’ Association (NZDFA). Publication dates are: March, June, September and December.

To view current issues of Deer Industry News, click here >>

To view Deer Industry News archived issues pre-July 2021, click here >>

Deer Industry News is the only publication dedicated exclusively to the NZ deer farming industry. It provides comprehensive coverage from the farm through to the end consumer. Story topics include:

  • Industry events
  • Farm productivity improvement
  • Deer health and welfare
  • Environmental management
  • Scientific developments
  • Product marketing
  • People profiles

It is produced on behalf of DINZ by Lynda Gray of Gray Matter Media, who is responsible for the editorial content.


Deer Industry News is sent free of charge, either by post or digitally to all known New Zealand deer farmers and service providers. As at March 2023, the circulation was 2,766. Paid subscriptions are also offered to overseas subscribers. Subscriptions are managed by DINZ.

To subscribe

Email: info@deernz.org
Tel: +64 4 473 4500


Deer Industry News welcomes display advertising as well as loose inserts. Advertising is managed by Amy Wills. 021 92 92 46 or amy.wills@deernz.org

To download the advertising rate sheet, click here >>


Lynda Gray
Editor/Advertising Manager
Mobile: 027 465 3726

There are two e-letters produced by DINZ that are must-reads for anyone who is interested in deer farming and the NZ deer industry:

  • DINZ eNews
  • DFA Stagline

DINZ eNews

DINZ eNews is produced every 4-6 weeks by Deer Industry NZ and is free to anyone with an interest in deer farming and the markets for deer products. It focuses on deer industry news and developments, comprising two or three articles in media release format, plus a selection of news briefs.

To subscribe, click here >>


Ali Spencer
021 344 286

DFA Stagline

DFA Stagline is the New Zealand Deer Farmers Association's (NZDFA) online newsletter, emailed to all paid-up NZDFA members and all know active deer farmers in the first week of every month. It is produced by DINZ on behalf of the NZDFA and covers issues and seasonal topics from a deer farmer perspective.  

To receive Stagline Online, you need to become a member of the NZDFA or be an active deer farmer. 

More about the NZDFA, click here >>


Cenwynn Philip  
027 326 1213

For industry background information, names of subject matter experts, images and video footage, please contact:

Cameron Frecklington
027 646 6387

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