NZ: Qantas Media Awards


I was asked to be a judge of the New Zealand Qantas Media Awards for 2009. Here’s the web awards winners – ta da! :


Winner: Moata Tamaira, Stuffherald

Finalists: Greer McDonald, The Dominon Post
Adam Brown, The Dominion Post

Website Breaking News Story


Winner: www.dompost.co.nz andwww.stuff.co.nz – Vote 08

Finalists: www.waikatotimes.co.nz and www.stuff.co.nz – Tamahere fire
www.tvnz.co.nz – Motorway shooting 23.1.09

Business Website- Business NZ awardherald

Winner: www.interest.co.nz

Finalists: www.businessday.co.nz


Website Designherald

Winner: www.stuff.co.nz

Finalists: www.nzonscreen.com

Entertainment Websiteherald

Winner: www.nzonscreen.com

Feature Website

Winner: www.lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/1732herald

Website Multi Media/Video Presentation

Winner: www.southlandtimes.co.nz – 25th anniversary of Southland’s 100 year flood


Finalists: www.press.co.nz – When two tribes go to war
www.dompost.co.nz – Don’t take back pain lying down
www.press.co.nz – Snow and spirit
www.tvnz.co.nz – Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

News Websiteherald

Winner: www.nzherald.co.nz

Finalists: www.tvnz.co.nz

Best Single Website Report

Winner: www.dompost.co.nz (Phil Kitchin and Diego Opatowski) – Jane Loveday exposéherald

Finalists: www.stuff.co.nz (Mark Stevens and David Hargreaves) – Official cash rate announcement
www.stuff.co.nz (Michael Fox) – Should you be afraid of sharks ?

Sports Website


Winner: www.tvnz.co.nz/sport

Finalist: www.nzherald.co.nz/sport

Website Story/Project with Community Involvement

Winner: www.nzherald.co.nz – Greatest living New Zealanderherald

Finalist: www.southlandtimes.co.nz -25th anniversary
of Southland’s 100 year flood

You can read the rest of the winners here.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

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