NZME’s Ellerslie print site at Auckland has been recognised for its technical excellence, winning the Newspaper Coldest Process prize in Wellington on Friday at the Pride In Print awards.
The site won the award for its production of Bite, a food and health insert in The New Zealand Herald. NZME also won half of the 12 Newspaper Gold Medals on offer for other publications printed at the company’s print centres.
NZME’s property, print and production manager Dan Blackbourn said the wins were a fantastic achievement for the newly-badged company, which was formerly known as APN Print New Zealand.
“We’re actually over-achieving on our quality targets so that every publication we put out is a potential award-winner,” Mr Blackbourn said in a statement.
He said there were two reasons he was pleased to the see the company’s efforts acknowledged.
“One is for for the floor staff, who “ensure the quality processes we have in place are properly executed, so it is great that they gain satisfaction from having that recognised,” he said.
“The other is for our clients … they know the quality they are going to get out every week and having that recognised benefits us all.”
Separately, NZME senior printer Phil Ost won the Workplace Trainer Award at the PrintNZ awards. Trainees Milisi Saulala, Tui Thompson and Alex Fesuluai also were presented with graduation awards at the PrintNZ ceremony.