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NZ Herald takes Canon Award trifecta

The New Zealand Herald has dominated the winners list in the Canon Media Awards, New Zealand’s most prestigious journalism award program, taking out three major categories. The Herald won the top award of Newspaper of the Year, Best Daily Newspaper in the Over 30,000 circulation category and its digital stablemate nzherald.co.nz won the Best Website Award....

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The New Zealand Herald has dominated the winners list in the Canon Media Awards, New Zealand’s most prestigious journalism award program, taking out three major categories.

The Herald won the top award of Newspaper of the Year, Best Daily Newspaper in the Over 30,000 circulation category and its digital stablemate nzherald.co.nz won the Best Website Award. The paper also dominated the digital ranks, winning Best Digital Cross-Platform News Coverage, Best Cross-Platform Campaign, Best Innovation in Multimedia Storytelling and Best Use of Interactive Graphics.

Editor Shayne Currie also was awarded the Wolfson Fellowship, earning him the chance to attend Cambridge University.

Fairfax newspapers celebrated success with Weekly Newspaper of the Year going to the Sunday Star-Times, Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation) awarded to the Taranaki Daily News and Magazine of the Year to NZ House & Garden. The Community Newspaper of the Year went to Queenstown’s Mountain Scene, published by Allied Press.

Organiser Rick Neville, editorial director of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association, said despite the challenges facing the publishing industry, support for the event – now in its 41st year – continued to grow, with a record attendance of 520 on the night and a list of sponsors including, for the first time, Google.

Close to 1600 entries spanning 8000 individual pieces of work were received for 64 categories. Judges across four countries, including News Corp Australia editorial director Campbell Reid, News and Fairfax veteran Garry Linnell and AAP editor-in-chief Tony Gillies, had the job of picking the top crop.

“The thing that sets the Herald apart is its depth,” newspaper judges Linnell and Reid said of the Newspaper of the Year winner.

“It is a high quality newspaper from page one to page 101 and beyond. It doesn’t have a weak link.

“Its journalism can break an international scoop one day and be unapologetically parochial the next, but its hallmark is always the rigour and quality of its information.”

The judges described the Sunday Star-Times as a “stand-out winner” of the Best Weekly Newspaper category, commending its “deeply committed investigative journalism, agenda-setting reporting, a strong sport section, an engaging eye-catching design and sections that entertain and inform”.

Reporter of the Year went to the Herald’s Jared Savage and Best Investigation to Dylan Cleaver. Charles Anderson of The Press took out Newspaper Feature Writer of the Year and the NZ Listener’s Rebecca Macfie was named Magazine Feature Writer of the Year, while Columnist of the Year went to Michele Hewitson at the Herald.

The Herald’s Brett Phibbs took out Photographer of the Year and Chris Slane from the NZ Listener was named Cartoonist of the Year.

A full list of winners is below.

Photography
Photographer of the YearBrett Phibbs – The New Zealand Herald
Junior Photographer of the YearCharlotte Curd – Taranaki Daily News
Best News PicturePeter Meecham – The New Zealand Herald
Best Sports PictureBrett Phibbs – The New Zealand Herald
Best PortraitRob Suisted – Nature’s Pic Images
Best Feature PhotoChris Skelton -stuff.co.nz
Best Photo Essay/SlideshowHagen Hopkins – Getty Images

Best Environmental Photography

 

Kirk Hargreaves – The Press

 

Digital
Best Digital Cross-platform News CoverageThe New Zealand Herald
Best Cross-platform CampaignThe New Zealand Herald
Best Innovation in Multimedia StorytellingThe New Zealand Herald
Best Use of Interactive GraphicsThe New Zealand Herald
Best VideoAsher Finlayson & Tony Wall – stuff.co.nz/Sunday Star-Times
Best BlogJarrod Gilbert

Best Website

 

nzherald.co.nz

 

Magazines
Magazine of the YearNZ House & Garden
Best Trade/Professional MagazinePro Photographer
Best Magazine DesignHome
Best Magazine CoverArchitecture NZ
Magazine Feature Writer of the YearRebecca Macfie – NZ Listener
Magazine Feature Writer Business and PoliticsRebecca Macfie – NZ Listener
Magazine Feature Writer Health and EducationJolisa Gracewood – North & South
Magazine Feature Writer Science and TechnologyDonna Chisholm – North & South
Magazine Feature Writer Arts and EntertainmentMike White – North & South

Magazine Feature Writer General

 

Rebecca Macfie – NZ Listener

 

Newspapers
Canon Newspaper of the YearThe New Zealand Herald
Newspaper of the Year (plus 30,000 circulation)The New Zealand Herald
Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation)Taranaki Daily News
Weekly Newspaper of the YearSunday Star-Times
Community Newspaper of the YearMountain Scene
Best Newspaper DesignThe New Zealand Herald
Best Newspaper Inserted MagazineViva – The New Zealand Herald
Reporter of the YearJared Savage – The New Zealand Herald
Junior Reporter of the YearTalia Shadwell – The Dominion Post
Regional Reporter of the YearFlorence Kerr – Waikato Times
Community Reporter of the YearFrank Marvin – Mountain Scene
Reporter  PoliticsDavid Fisher – The New Zealand Herald
Reporter BusinessMatt Nippert – Sunday Star-Times
Reporter Crime and JusticeJared Savage – The New Zealand Herald
Reporter Health and EducationDavid Fisher – The New Zealand Herald
Reporter Science and TechnologyVaughan Elder – Otago Daily Times
Reporter Arts and EntertainmentShane Gilchrist – Otago Daily Times
Reporter SportMark Geenty – The Dominion Post
Reporter GeneralBevan Hurley – Herald on Sunday
Newspaper Feature Writer of the YearCharles Anderson – The Press/Nelson Mail
Junior Newspaper Feature Writer of the YearJeremy Olds – Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times
Regional/Community Newspaper Feature Writer of the YearNaomi Arnold – The Nelson Mail
Newspaper Feature Writer Business and PoliticsAdam Dudding – Sunday Star-Times
Newspaper Feature Writer Crime and JusticeAmy Maas – Herald on Sunday
Newspaper Feature Writer Health and EducationNikki Macdonald – The Dominion Post
Newspaper Feature Writer Science and TechnologyNikki Macdonald – The Dominion Post
Newspaper Feature Writer Arts and EntertainmentGreg Dixon – The New Zealand Herald
Newspaper Feature Writer SportBen Stanley – Sunday Star-Times

Newspaper Feature Writer General

 

Charles Anderson – The Press/Nelson Mail

 

General
Best InvestigationDylan Cleaver – The New Zealand Herald
Student Journalist of the YearDon Rowe – Wintec/Sky Sport magazine/Waikato Times
Best ArtworkRichard Parker – Sunday Star-Times/The Dominion Post
Cartoonist of the YearChris Slane – NZ Listener
Best Columnist – humour/satireDeborah Hill Cone – The New Zealand Herald
Best Columnist – generalMichele Hewitson – The New Zealand Herald
Columnist of the YearMichele Hewitson – The New Zealand Herald
Editorial Writer of the YearPeter Jackson – The Northland Age
Best HeadlineJo Knight- Sunday magazine, Sunday Star-Times
Reviewer of the YearAnthony Byrt – Metro/NZ Listener
Fellow to Wolfson College, CambridgeShayne Currie – The New Zealand Herald

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