7 Nov 2014

APN stands by NZ titles

7:27 am on 7 November 2014

APN News and Media is backing its New Zealand newspaper titles, despite cutting their value by a further $54 million.

The company has revealed the drop as its tests the market for floating its re-branded New Zealand arm, NZME, which includes the New Zealand Herald and a network of commercial radio stations.

The woman in charge of the New Zealand newspapers,NZME chief executive Jane Hastings has refused to talk about the write-down.

Instead, APN's Syndey-based head, Michael Miller, fronted to say the company had to reduce the value because its expects future revenue to come from new sectors.

The company last announced a write-down in the value of its newspapers in Australia and New Zealand of $151 million in February last year.

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