Webstar NZ Magazine Media Awards 2022 – the winners

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AUCKLAND, Today: NZ Geographic, NZ House & Garden, NZ Plumber, NZ Life & Leisure, Viva, New Zealand Gardener, Capital magazine, NZ Marketing Magazine, Country-Wide, Bunnings mag, Dish, Wilderness, and Here were the winners at last night’s Magazine Media Awards, held at La Zeppa.

The event also celebrated Wilderness founder David Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Hall published many seminal NZ magazine titles (including NZ Windsurfer, NZ Surfing, NZ Motoring, NZ Caravan & Camping, NZ Motorcycle News and NZ Holiday) and was a founder of the Magazine Publishers Association (MPA).

MPA chairman Nick Burrowes said: “We were pleased to note the depth and diversity of the entries. Exciting things are happening across all magazine channels.

“In challenging times, magazines continue to find relevant ways to speak to their communities.”


“The event also celebrated David Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

WEBSTAR MAGAZINE MEDIA AWARDS 2022

Best Photographer
Highly commended- Anna Briggs / Capital Magazine
Winner – Richard Robinson / New Zealand Geographic

Best Designer / Design Team
Highly commended- Sarah Gladwell / Here
Winner -Sacha Wackrow / NZ House & Garden

Best Columnist / Blogger
Highly commended- Diana Noonan / Kiwi Gardener
Winner – Sam Tyson / NZ Plumber

Best Journalist – Consumer Special Interest, Current Affairs, Business and Trade
Winner – Kate Evans / New Zealand Geographic

Best Journalist – Home, Food, Lifestyle and Mass Market
Highly commended- Aroha Awarau
Winner – Claire Finlayson / NZ Life & Leisure

Best Cover – Consumer Special Interest, Current Affairs, Business and Trade
Winner – Viva

Best Cover – Home, Food, Lifestyle and Mass Market
Winner – New Zealand Gardener

Best Cover – Non newsstand
Winner – Country-Wide Beef

Best Advertising Solution
Winner Viva

Best Brand Event
Highly commended- Capital Magazine Photographer of the Year
Winner – Ensemble Edit

Best Digital Brand
Winner Ensemble

Best Regional Magazine
Winner – Capital

Best Custom Magazine
Highly commended – Habitat by Resene
Winner – Bunnings New Zealand

Webstar Best Trade Magazine
Highly commended- E.G
Winner – NZ Marketing Magazine

Lifetime Achievement
Winner – David Hall

People’s Choice
Winner – Dish

NZ Post Best Editor Consumer Special Interest, Current Affairs, Business and Trade
Highly commended – Kristy McGregor / Shepherdess
Winner – Alistair Hall / Wilderness

Webstar Best Magazine Consumer Special Interest, Current Affairs, Business and Trade
Highly commended – Shepherdess
Winner – New Zealand Geographic

NZ Post Best Editor Home, Food, Lifestyle and Mass Market
Highly commended – Jo McCarroll / New Zealand Gardener
Winner – Simon Farrell Green / Here

Webstar Best Magazine Home, Food, Lifestyle and Mass Market
Highly commended – New Zealand Gardener
Winner – Dish

NZ Post Supreme Editor
Winner – Alistair Hall / Wilderness

Webstar Supreme Magazine
Winner – New Zealand Geographic


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