APNZ New Service

Welcome to the APNZ News Service homepage.

It contains background information and helps you make contact with our journalists. Like our service itís about providing relevant information fast - a victory for substance over style.

APNZ supplies APN New Zealandís 52 daily, Sunday and community papers.

Key clients include The New Zealand Herald, Herald on Sunday, Hawkeís Bay Today, Bay of Plenty Times, Northern Advocate, Daily Post (Rotorua), Wanganui Chronicle, Wairarapa Times-Age and Oamaru Mail.

The feed also goes to national and regional websites, including nzherald.co.nz.

Significant APN communities in the network include The Star (Christchurch), Dannevirke News and the Northland Age (Kaitaia).

APNís independent partners are the Ashburton Guardian, Gisborne Herald, Greymouth Star, Otago Daily Times and Westport News and their associated community titles.

APNZ was set up following the closure of NZPA, a source of news and information to New Zealand for more than 130 years.

It has three major roles: to generate exclusive copy, to share copy generated by subscribers and to help provide a coordinated response to breaking news events.

Dedicated teams in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch deliver stories and images across print, digital and mobile platforms, seven days a week.

Our staff work closely with journalists at APNís papers and websites and their independent partners to create a "newsroom of 400".

APNZ is New Zealandís newsroom, reaching more than 2.3 million readers a week Ė fast.

The service provides extensive sports coverage and specialist financial content, including a feed from BusinessDesk.

Clients receive a comprehensive package from leading Australian news service AAP, including international news from AFP and the UK Press Association. Clients also have foreign news links with agencies including AP and Reuters.

APNZ is headed by editor Chris Reed, an experienced journalist formerly in the role of news editor, Herald on Sunday. Chris is a former editor of Suburban Newspapers titles in Auckland and has held chief reporter and sports editor positions in Britain.

The service is based in APNís headquarters on Albert St, Auckland. The New Zealand Herald newsroom has been expanded and refitted to include the new APNZ editors and reporters as well as online journalists. The newsroom will also have video facilities.

For more information, contact please click here to contact our staff.