As it prepares to get out of newspapers, APN News & Media will move further into digital and leapfrog a giant competitor with the buyout of outdoor site owner Adshel and purchase of digital pure-play Conversant Media.
New Zealand's Single Width Users Group will visit two print sites during their 2012 conference event in Christchurch.
Plans for the event are in the early stages, but what is confirmed is that it will be held from August 15-16 in the Chateau on the Park conference and hotel complex adjoining Hagley Park.
Chairman Dan Blackbourn says the committee is expecting to welcome 120 delegates and suppliers to the earquake-torn city. Two days presentations are planned, with site visits to the Fairfax Christchurch plant and the Guardian Print press complex.
Blackbourn says the SWUG committee is looking to expand this conference to include topics specific to the heat set process to attract a number of heatset print employees to the conference.
More information on the SWUG website, http://www.swug.co.nz as it becomes available.