23 May, 2015

NZME is thrilled to be leading news, sport and entertainment journalism, evident by the 24 wins at tonight’s Canon Media Awards.

NZME Publishing’s flagship publication The New Zealand Herald won the top industry prize, Newspaper of the Year, at the awards evening held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. Columnist of the Year went to Herald journalist Michele Hewitson and Herald Investigations Editor Jared Savage was named Reporter of the Year.

Viva was named Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine, while NZHerald.co.nz won Best Website.

The Herald Editor, Shayne Currie says “We’re absolutely thrilled. This year’s awards – as well as our 60-plus finalists – epitomise the depth and breadth of the Herald’s journalism today. It’s fantastic to see so many talented, hard-working and dedicated people within the newsroom being honoured – and of course, for the whole team to be recognised with the Newspaper of the Year and best website awards. We’re all totally focused on ensuring our journalism - across news, sport, business and entertainment – reaches our readers when they want it, and how they want it.”

This year saw the prestigious Fellow to Wolfson College in Cambridge awarded to a surprised Shayne Currie, who has a wealth of journalistic experience spanning more than two decades in the industry.

Chief Executive of NZME, Jane Hastings says “I cannot think of a more worthy and respected recipient of the Wolfson College, Cambridge Fellow than Shayne. He is an exceptional talent with years of experience and industry know-how, the basis for his recent promotion to Managing Editor, Herald Brands.

“I am delighted with the number of winners and finalists the company has achieved in this year’s Cannon Awards. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our teams, whether recognised at the awards or not, for their ongoing dedication and motivation to deliver the very best NZME Publishing has to offer. Tonight has capped off a great week for NZME following our success at the New Zealand Radio Awards last night.”

For the full list of this year’s winners visit www.canonmediaawards.co.nz





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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