... about Fringe Media ...
Fringe Media was established in 2002 by Rene Bridges, a journalist and communication specialist who had over 40 years experience in publishing. With her partner Bevis England, himself a communicator with over 40 years experience in journalism, photography and public relations, Rene launched The Titirangi Tatler, in December 2002.
A free, monthly, A4 publication, the Tatler rapidly became a 'must read' magazine due to its strong focus on its
community and the people who live there,
Rene passed away in November 2011, just as the 100th Tatler went to press. However, Bevis and the team Rene
had built up continued to produce the publication, building on its past success to extend
its reach, content, relevance and readership.
In March 2012, the Titirangi Tatler was threatened with closure by Conde Nast, the owners of the UK Tatler magazine.
The legal situation was far from clear and would have been expensive to resolve. Subsequent negotiations led to a
stark choice: either continue to publish as the Titirangi Tatler (with our original masthead) or find a new name for the
magazine.Since we had outgrown our original circulation area (Titirangi and its immediate environs) and were
continuing to expand into other areas of West Auckland it was decided to go with a new name and The Fringe was born.
When you're on the fringe you could be on the inside looking out or the outside looking in ... On the western edge of Auckland, we do both. Being on the edge defines much of what makes our communities so special. (And, of course, Fringe of Heaven is what Titirangi means.)
The first Fringe was published in December 2012.
The Fringe continues to build on the Tatler's reputation as a quality publication focused on the community.
Lively, informative, entertaining and appealing to young and old alike it remains highly sought-after
by readers and advertisers alike.
Every issue is delivered free to business and residential letterboxes and selected outlets such as libraries, community houses
and cafes throughout West Auckland. The circulation includes Titirangi, Green Bay, New Lynn, Glen Eden,
Waima, Woodlands Park, Laingholm, Parau, Cornwallis, Huia, Oratia and further afield.
Contact the FringeMedia team:
By post - PO Box 60-469, Titirangi, Auckland 0642
By email - firstname.lastname@example.org
On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FringeWest
By phone - 09 817 8024 or 027 494 0700