New Zealand Media and Entertainment

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New Zealand Media and Entertainment (abbreviated NZME and stylized as NZME.) is a New Zealand newspaper, radio, outdoor advertising and digital media business. It was launched in 2014 as the formal merger of the New Zealand division of APN News & Media and The Radio Network, part of the Australian Radio Network. It operates 32 newspapers, 8 radio networks and several websites in twenty-five markets across the country, and reaches over 3 million people.

NZME brands include flagship national newspaper New Zealand Herald, regional newspapers Bay of Plenty Times, Rotorua Daily Post and Northern Advocatedeals website GrabOne, and video on-demand service WatchMe. Its radio division operates radio networks Newstalk ZB, The Hits, ZM, Radio Sport, Radio Hauraki, Flava, Coast and Mix on radio frequencies around the country and through the iHeartRadio digital listening website and mobile app.

The launch of the business fueled speculation APN News and Media could be planning to fully separate its New Zealand operations, or issue an initial public offering for up to 60 percent of its New Zealand assets on the NZX. Fairfax Media declined to confirm speculation in the Australian Financial Review that it could buy some or all of those assets.

The publishing division of NZME reaches an estimated 2.1 million people each week by print, desktop computer and mobile. It includes national New Zealand Herald titles, six other daily newspapers, 23 non-daily newspapers and over 20 websites, mobile sites and apps.

The New Zealand Herald is the flagship title of NZME and is the daily newspaper of Auckland. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, with numbers down to 162,181 by December 2012. Auckland is its main delivery area, but it is also delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland, Waikato and King Country.

The Herald's publications include New Zealand Herald, Weekend Herald, Herald on Sunday and Its supplements include Tempo and Bite on Monday, Canvas and TimeOut on Tuesday, Driven and Herald Homes on Wednesday, Viva andTravel on Thursday, Weekend on Saturday, and Indulge and Vibe on Sunday. The launch of NZME has not affected home delivery of the paper.

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