22 Oct 2008

Publisher APN to review operations

3:12 pm on 22 October 2008

Publisher APN New Zealand says it will review its operations as it reacts to the flow-on effects of the economic downturn.

The company, which owns The New Zealand Herald, New Zealand Listener, New Zealand Woman's Weekly, The Aucklander and seven provincial newspapers, made the announcement to staff on Wednesday morning.

APN New Zealand chief executive Martin Simons said the review and consultation process would affect a small number of staff across the whole company.

Last year, APN laid off about 70 staff in a move to outsource sub-editing and layout work to an Australian firm.

Ninety percent of its newspapers are now produced from its centralised facility in Auckland.