APN News and Media and Fairfax Media are in "exclusive talks" to fold their New Zealand operations - NZME and Fairfax NZ - into a major listed NZ media company. The new company will bring two major New Zealand publishing empires together, straddling nation-wide titles like the NZ Herald and the DomPost, a slew of regional newspapers, two major websites - nzherald.co.nz and stuff.co.nz plus the Radio Network, which includes Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport, a host of music stations, iHeart Radio and GrabOne.