15 June, 2015

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has great pleasure in announcing a long term agreement with Tony Veitch to extend his portfolio as a sports expert and content leader across the group.

Veitch will now not only feature on-air as host of the popular “Veitch on Sport” show (weekends 12-6pm on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport) but will extend his audience reach and influence across the NZME group by providing sports content across publishing, digital, video and social media platforms.

The social media following of Veitch on Sport is already well established with Veitch’s prolific posts which deliver opinion, interviews and trending sports news having gained over 103,000 Facebook followers to date.

Veitch will work closely with NZME’s sports teams to position NZME as the market leader in sports journalism and coverage in New Zealand.  

Tony Veitch says, “I’m absolutely wrapped to partner with a company long term that is spear heading the new digital age for sport and fans alike”.

Dean Buchanan NZME Radio’s Managing Director says, “Having Tony on board and contributing across NZME platforms provides New Zealand’s sporting fans, stars and news makers with more opportunity than ever before to get their sporting fix. We firmly believe that Tony’s knowledge, relatability and sporting passion will attract even bigger audiences through radio, The New Zealand Herald, digital, social media, video and events. We’re thrilled to have him commit long term”.

Mark Watson will now host all five Sportstalk programmes on Newstalk ZB and Radio Sport Monday-Friday 7pm- 8pm.



For further information please contact:

Niki Schuck PR

+64 21 911 332



About New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME)

NZME is New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It brings together New Zealand’s leading radio, publishing, digital and e-commerce brands that were once known under APN New Zealand, TRN and GrabOne. NZME has over 30 websites and an extensive national digital audience reach of over 1.9million* people every month.   

NZME Publishing houses New Zealand’s number one daily newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, The Herald on Sunday and 30 regional and community titles throughout the country. NZME produces New Idea, Girlfriend and That’s Life magazines.

NZME Radio is New Zealand’s market leader for radio advertising solutions delivered across strong radio and online brands. Based on the independent commercial radio station survey conducted by TNS, NZME operate the number one national network, Newstalk ZB and have three of the top five networks with the most listeners – Newstalk ZB, The Hits and Coast. Other networks are ZM, Hauraki, Flava and Radio Sport, in total they operates more than 130 stations in New Zealand. NZME also has an all-in-one digital radio service iHeartRadio, which is one of the leading, all-in-one digital service in the United States. NZME is 100% owned by APN News and Media.



*Source: Nielsen CMI Fused Q1 14 – Q4 14 March