2016 Winners


Showcasing the best in New Zealand journalism.



Photographer of the Year: Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Junior Photographer of the Year: Grant Matthew - Fairfax Media
Videographer of the year: Iain McGregor - The Press
Best news photo: Peter Drury - Waikato Times/stuff.co.nz
Best news video: Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Best feature photo: Andy Jackson - Fairfax Media
Best feature video: Mike Scott - Fairfax Media
Best portrait photo: Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Best sports photo: Stephen Parker - Rotorua Daily Post
Best sports video: Nick Reed - The New Zealand Herald
Best photo essay/slideshow: Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic
Best environmental photo: Richard Robinson - NZ Geographic


Reporter of the year: Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Junior reporter of the year: Chloe Winter - The Dominion Post
Regional journalist of the year: Aaron Leaman - Waikato Times
Community journalist of the year: Kris Dando - Kapi-Mana News
Business: Matt Nippert - The New Zealand Herald
Politics: Jared Savage and Bernard Orsman - The New Zealand Herald
Crime & justice: Jared Savage - The New Zealand Herald
Health: Ben Heather - The Dominion Post
Science & technology: Jamie Morton - The New Zealand Herald
Lifestyle: Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times
Arts & entertainment: Kim Knight - Sunday Star-Times
Sport: Dana Johannsen - The New Zealand Herald
General: Lincoln Tan - The New Zealand Herald

Feature writing

Feature writer of the year: Mike White - North & South
Junior feature writer of the year: Tess McClure - The Press/RNZ
Business: Anne Gibson - The New Zealand Herald
Politics: Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Crime & justice: Mike White - North & South
Health: Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener
Science & technology: Donna Chisholm - NZ Listener
Lifestyle: Naomi Arnold - Metro
Arts & entertainment: Hayden Donnell - 1972 Magazine/The Pantograph Punch
Sport: Peter Malcouronne - Metro
General: Michelle Duff - Your Weekend

Opinion Writing

Opinion writer of the year: Rachel Stewart - Taranaki Daily News/Manawatu Standard
Business: Chris Barton - The New Zealand Herald
Politics: Jane Clifton - NZ Listener
Humour/Satire: Alex Casey - The Spinoff
Sport: Paul Thomas - NZ Listener
General: Toby Manhire and Toby Morris - RNZ Online


Reviewer of the Year: Simon Wilson - Metro
Cartoonist of the Year: Sharon Murdoch - Sunday Star-Times/The Press
Best headline: No Winner
Student journalist of the year: Tommy Livingston - The Dominion Post
Best investigation: Faces of Innocents Project Team - Fairfax Media
Scoop of the year: Luke Appleby - TVNZ
Best editorial campaign or project: Forgotten Millions -The New Zealand Herald
Best coverage of a major news even: Wellington Floods - The Dominion Post/stuff.co.nz
Best innovation in storytelling: Money in Politics - The New Zealand Herald
Website of the year: The Wireless
Best news site or app: TVNZ One News Now - www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news
Best sports site: nzherald.co.nz/sport
Best lifestyle / entertainment site: The Spinoff - www.thespinoff.co.nz
Best blog site: Public Address
Best digital artwork or graphics: Harkanwal Singh - insights.nzherald.co.nz
Best print artworks or graphics: Richard Dale - The New Zealand Herald
Best newspaper front page: The New Zealand Herald
Best Newspaper Inserted Magazine (NiM): Your Weekend - Fairfax Media
Newspaper of the year +30,000: The New Zealand Herald
Newspaper of the year -30,000: Taranaki Daily News - Fairfax Media
Weekly newspaper of the year: Waikato Times Weekend
Community newspaper of the year: Kapi-Mana News - Fairfax Media
Magazine of the year: HOME - Bauer
Best trade/specialist publication and/or site: Pro Photographer - Kowhai Media
Best magazine design: Micheal Hanly & Carolyn Lewis - Metro
Canon Newspaper of the Year: Waikato Times and Waikato Times Weekend
nib Health Journalism Scholarship - Junior: Jessica McAllen - The Spinoff/Sunday Star-Times
nib Health Journalism Scholarship - Senior: Donna Chisholm - North & South, NZ Listener
Editorial Leader of the Year: Rebecca Macfie - Barbara Fountain - New Zealand Doctor
Wolfson Fellowship: Rebecca Macfie - NZ Listener