2016 Finalists

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Feature Writing

Junior Feature Writer of the Year

Jessica McAllen - Freelance Journalist
Tess McClure - The Press/ RNZ

Business

Anne Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Simon Wilson - Metro Magazine

Health

Donna Chisholm - North & South
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Annemarie Quill - Bay of Plenty Times
Joanna Wane - North & South

Arts and entertainment

Anthony Byrt - Metro
Hayden Donnell - 1972 Magazine
Duncan Greive - The Spinoff
Aaron Smale - Mana Magazine

Feature Writer of the Year

Aimee Cronin - Freelance (Waikato Times/Metro) 
Duncan Greive - The Spinoff
John McCrone - The Press
Mike White - North & South
Simon Wilson - Metro

 

Politics

Steve Deane - The New Zealand Herald/ SMASH Media
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Joanna Wane - North & South
Simon Wilson - Metro

Science and technology

Donna Chisholm - NZ Listener
Charles Hamlin - North & South
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Mike White - North & South

Sport

Dylan Cleaver - The New Zealand Herald
Peter Malcouronne - Metro
Mike White - North & South

General

Steve Braunias - The New Zealand Herald
Michelle Duff - Your Weekend
Nikki Macdonald - The Dominion Post
Nicola Shepheard - Metro
Tony Wall - Sunday Star-Times

Crime and justice

Sam Boyer - Fairfax Media
Donna Chisholm - NZ Listener
Florence Kerr - Waikato Times
Nikki Macdonald - The Dominion Post
Mike White - North & South

Lifestyle

Vicki Anderson - The Press
Naomi Arnold - Metro
Steve Braunias - The New Zealand Herald
Florence Kerr - Waikato Times


Opinion Writing

Opinion Writer of the Year

Adam Dudding - Fairfax Media
Duncan Garner - The Dominion Post
Rachel Stewart - Taranaki Daily News/Manawatu Standard

Sport

Toby Manhire - The New Zealand Herald
Angus Morrison - Sunday Star-Times
Paul Thomas - NZ Listener

Politics

Jane Clifton - NZ Listener
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Virginia Larson - Bauer Media

General

Joe Bennett - The Press
Verity Johnson - The New Zealand Herald/Canvas Magazine
Toby Manhire and Toby Morris - RNZ Online

Humour/Satire

Alex Casey - The Spinoff
David Farrier - Mediaworks
David Loughrey - Otago Daily Times

Business

Chris Barton - The New Zealand Herald
Liam Dann - The New Zealand Herald
Rod Oram - Sunday Star-Tmes


Reporting

Reporter of the Year

David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Talia Shadwell - Fairfax Media
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald
Tony Wall - Sunday Star-Times

Community Journalist of the Year

Kris Dando - Kapi-Mana News
Anna Loren - Manukau Courier
Shelley Robinson - The Star
Danielle Nicholson - Hamilton News
Katee Shanks - Whakatane News

Business

David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Hamish McNicol - National Business Review
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald

Health

Jennifer Bowden - NZ Listener
Ben Heather - The Dominion Post
Martin Johnston - The New Zealand Herald
Ashleigh Stewart - The Press

Arts and entertainment

Hayden Donnell - 1972, Metro, Newsworthy
Shane Gilchrist - Otago Daily Times
Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times

 

Junior Reporter of the Year

Alex Ashton - RNZ
Tommy Livingston - The Dominion Post
Chloe Winter - The Dominion Post

Sport

Dylan Cleaver - The New Zealand Herald
Mark Geenty - The Dominion Post
Dana Johannsen - The New Zealand Herald
Patrick McKendry - The New Zealand Herald
Liam Napier - Fairfax Media

Politics

Bernard Orsman - The New Zealand Herald
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald

Science and technology

Henry Cooke - Fairfax Media
Collette Devlin - The Dominion Post
Jamie Morton - The New Zealand Herald
Gerald Piddock - Fairfax Media
Rachel Thomas - Waikato Times

Regional Journalist of the Year

Thomas Heaton - Fairfax Media
Aaron Leaman - Waikato Times
Johanna McKenzie-McLean - The Southland Times
Gabrielle Stuart - Star Media
Rachel Thomas - Waikato Times

General

Blair Ensor - Fairfax Media
Shelley Robinson - The Star/The Press
Lincoln Tan - The New Zealand Herald
Tony Wall - Sunday Star-Times

Crime and justice

Shane Cowlishaw - Fairfax Media
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Deidre Mussen - Fairfax Media
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald

Lifestyle

Cherie Howie - Herald on Sunday
Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times
Brittany Mann - Fairfax Media


Photography

Photographer of the Year

Martin de Ruyter - Nelson Mail
Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Chris Skelton - Fairfax Media
Kevin Stent - Fairfax Media

Best feature photo

Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Brett Phibbs - The New Zealand Herald
Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic

Best environmental photo

Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Iain McGregor - The Press
Brett Phibbs - The New Zealand Herald
Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic
Lawrence Smith - Fairfax Media

Best sports video

Alan Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Iain McGregor - The Press
Steven Orsbourn - The New Zealand Herald
Nick Reed - The New Zealand Herald
Ben Strang, Mike Scott and Rebekah Parsons-King - Fairfax Media

Junior Photographer of the Year

Grant Matthew - Fairfax Media
Rebekah Parsons-King - Waikato Times

Best feature video

Iain McGregor - The Press
Luke McPake - The Wireless
Steven Orsbourn - The New Zealand Herald
Bevan Read - Fairfax Media
Mike Scott - Fairfax Media

Best photo essay/slideshow

Adrian Malloch - Adrian Malloch Photography
Iain McGregor - The Press
Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic
Lawrence Smith - Fairfax Media
David White - The Dominion Post

Best news photo

Michael Bradley -mbphoto
Peter Drury - Waikato Times/stuff.co.nz
Simon Maude - North Shore Times/ stuff.co.nz
Lawrence Smith - Fairfax Media

Videographer of the Year

Iain McGregor - The Press
Luke McPake - The Wireless
Mike Scott - Fairfax Media

Best portrait photo

Guy Coombes - Viva Magazine/ The New Zealand Herald
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Chris Skelton - Fairfax Media
Lawrence Smith - Fairfax Media

Best sports photo

Andrew Cornaga - Photosport
Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
David Rowland - One-Image Photography
Kevin Stent - Fairfax Media

Best news video

Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Iain McGregor - The Press
Rebekah Parsons-King - stuff.co.nz
Mike Scott - Fairfax Media


General

Best digital artwork or graphics

Harkanwal Singh - insights.nzherald.co.nz
Paul Stowers - nzherald.co.nz
Aaron Wood - stuff.co.nz

Best Trade/Specialist Publication and/or Site

NZ Doctor
Pharmacy Today
Pro Photographer
StopPress and NZ Marketing

Best headline

Jo Knight - Fairfax Media
Todd Murray - The New Zealand Herald
James Smith - Wanganui Chronicle/Bay of Plenty Times/Wairarapa Times Age
Nicholas Sorensen - The New Zealand Herald/Weekend Herald

Best innovation in storytelling

Charles Anderson, John Harford & Iain McGregor - stuff.co.nz
Faces of Innocents Project Team - Fairfax Media
Harkanwal Singh & Caleb Tutty (Herald Insights) - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor, Caleb Tutty and Catherine Field - Rainbow Warrior - The New Zealand Herald
Caleb Tutty, Matt Nippert & Jared Savage - Money in Politics - The New Zealand Herald

Best sports site

stuff.co.nz/sport
nzherald.co.nz/sport
spinoff.co.nz/category/sports

Magazine of the Year

HOME - Bauer Media
North & South - Bauer Media
NZ Geographic - Kowhai Media

Newspaper of the Year +30,000

The Dominion Post
The New Zealand Herald
The Press

nib Health Scholarship (Junior)

Donna-Lee Biddle - Waikato Times/Stuff
Thomas Heaton - Manawau Standard/Stuff
Jessica McAllen - Freelance
Ashleigh Stewart - The Press/Stuff

Student Journalist of the Year

Elizabeth Beattie - The Pantograph Punch/The Dominion Post
Jack Fletcher - The Press
Tommy Livingston - The Dominion Post
Te Ahua Maitland - Fairfax Media

Cartoonist of the Year

Rod Emmerson - The New Zealand Herald
Sharon Murdoch - Sunday Star-Times/The Press
Tom Scott - The Dominion Post
Chris Slane - NZ Listener

 

Best Print Artwork or Graphics

Richard Dale - The New Zealand Herald
Anna Crichton - The New Zealand Herald & Metro
Andrew Louis - The New Zealand Herald
Aaron Wood - Fairfax Media

Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine (NIM)

Canvas - The New Zealand Herald
Your Weekend - Fairfax Media

Best editorial campaign or project

Jonathan Carson and Alden Williams - Nelson Mail
Forgotten Millions - The New Zealand Herald
Jammies in June - Herald on Sunday
Ben Strang, Mike Scott and Rebekah Parsons-King - Fairfax Media
Manukau Courier

Best lifestyle/entertainment site

Gather and Hunt - gatherandhunt.co.nz
The New Zealand Herald - Entertainment - www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment
The Spinoff - www.thespinoff.co.nz
Viva - www.viva.co.nz

Best news website or app

The New Zealand Herald iPhone App
RNZ - www.rnz.co.nz
TVNZ One News - www.tvnz.co.nz/onenews

Community Newspaper of the Year

Hutt News
Kapi-Mana News
Kapiti Observer
Mountain Scene
Whangarei Leader

Weekly Newspaper of the Year

The Dominion Post Weekend
Waikato Times Weekend
Weekend Herald

nib Health Scholarship (Senior)

Russell Brown - Public Address
Fiona Cassie - Nursing Review
Donna Chisholm - North & South

Reviewer of the Year

Chris Barton - Metro
Duncan Greive - The Spinoff
Charlotte Grimshaw - NZ Listener, The Spinoff
Simon Wilson - Metro

Best investigation

Sam Boyer - stuff.co.nz
Faces of Innocents Project Team - Fairfax Media
David Fisher - The New Zealand Herald
Shelley Robinson - The Press
Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald

Best magazine design

Arch Macdonnell - HOME
Greta Kenyon - Together Journal
Jenny Nicholls - North & South
Mike Watson - Taste Micheal
Hanly & Carolyn Lewis - Metro

Best newspaper front page

The New Zealand Herald
Southland Times
Weekend Herald

Best coverage of a major news event

Shane Cowlishaw and Lawrence Smith - Fairfax
The New Zealand Herald
Wellington Floods - Stuff and The Dominion Post
Death of Jonah Lomu - Stuff
Koroi Hawkins and RNZ team

Best blog site

Russell Brown - Public Address
Rosabel Tan - The Pantograph Punch
Lizzie Marvelly - Villainesse

Website of the Year (overall)

RNZ - www.rnz.co.nz
The Spinoff - www.thespinoff.co.nz
The Wireless - www.thewireless.co.nz

Newspaper of the Year -30,000

Hawkes Bay Today
Rotorua Daily Post
Taranaki Daily News
Waikato Times

Newspaper of the Year (overall)

Waikato Times and Waikato Times Weekend 

Editorial Leader of the Year

Miriyana Alexander - Weekend Herald/Herald on Sunday
Barbara Fountain - New Zealand Doctor
Duncan Greive - The Spinoff
Joanna Norris - Fairfax Media

Scoop of the Year

Luke Appleby - TVNZ
Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Phil Taylor - The New Zealand Herald
Mike White - North & South