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A possible Fairfax NZ-NZME merger?

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 10/05/2016

FAIRFAX NZ-NZME MERGER IN THE WORKS

* Australian media companies Fairfax and APN are in talks to merge their New Zealand businesses, Fairfax NZ and NZME

* The news comes after days of speculation about the possible demerger of NZME from APN, which has also been confirmed

* Any merger would need Commerce Commission sign-off and be subject to other regulatory consents, agreement of the two boards and the companies' shareholders

* The two media companies want a deal confirmed by the end of the year

* Between them, Fairfax NZ and NZME have 3000 staff

WHAT FAIRFAX NZ PUBLISHES

* The Dominion Post

* The Sunday Star-Times

* The Press

* stuff.co.nz

* Regional newspapers including the Manawatu Standard, Waikato Times, Taranaki Daily News, Timaru Herald

* A number of magazines including Cuisine, NZ House and Garden

WHAT NZME PUBLISHES

* The New Zealand Herald

* Herald on Sunday

* Regional newspapers including the Bay of Plenty Times, Rotorua Daily Post, Hawke's Bay Today, Wanganui Chronicle

* Newstalk ZB

* Radio Sport

* Music radio stations including ZM, Hauraki, The Hits, Flava.

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