Canon Media Awards 2017 finalists announced

  • Awards
  • April 4, 2017
  • StopPress Team
Canon Media Awards 2017 finalists announced

The finalists for this year's Canon Media Awards have been announced, with The New Zealand Herald, Taranaki Daily News, Waikato Times Weekend and Public Address looking to repeat last year's wins.

The annual awards celebrate the best of New Zealand’s newspapers, magazines and websites as well as the work of feature writers, columnists, cartoonists, reviewers and photographers. 

Nominated for the coveted Newspaper of the Year awards include last year's winner The New Zealand Herald, as well as the Otago Daily Times, The Dominion Post and The Press for newspapers with 30,000+ circulation.

Nominees for newspapers with a circulation of less than 30,000 include Hawke's Bay Today, Manawatu Standard, Marlborough Express, Nelson Mail and Waikato Times. A notable omission is Taranaki Daily News, which took home the award this time last year. 

Last year's Weekly Newspaper of the Year award winner, Waikato Times Weekend, is nominated again alongside stiff competition that includes the Weekend Herald, The Press, Sunday Star-Times and Bay of Plenty Times Weekend. 

In the digital category, Website of the Year will be a contest between The New Zealand Herald, Stuff, Interest and The Spinoff, while Best Blog Site will be a contest between last year's winner Public Address, feminist blogVillainesseand newly launched Spinoff side project The Spinoff Parents edited by blogger Emily Writes. The Wireless, which won Website of the Year last year, is missing from this year's nominees.

Kowhai Media have plenty of reason to celebrate in the magazine category, with Mana and New Zealand Geographic nominated for Magazine of the Year alongside Bauer's North & South. The title last year was awarded to Home magazine.

The winners will be awarded at a gala dinner at The Langham on May 19. 

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Try Time: TAB launches Rugby World Cup campaign

  • Advertising
  • September 19, 2019
  • StopPress Team
Try Time: TAB launches Rugby World Cup campaign

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup beginning in Japan this weekend, TAB has launched its Try Time campaign ahead of the opening games.

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