NZME Shines at 2024 NZ Radio and Podcast Awards

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AUCKLAND, Friday: New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) is celebrating big with five wins and 104 finalist nominations at the 2024 NZ Radio and Podcast Awards. These awards recognise the best in radio and podcasting across New Zealand.

This year, the awards have expanded, introducing more categories under Premier, Gold, and Silver. Today’s reveal spotlighted Silver winners and the finalists for the Premier and Gold levels. The main event is scheduled for June 6th in Auckland.

NZME took out five wins today:

  • Associated Craft Award – NZME Vision Team
  • Best Sponsorship and Partnership – NZME Warriors 2023 Partnership
  • Best Video – Short Form – Radio Hauraki’s Gig-A-Little
  • Best Podcast Technical Production – Tom Sainsbury’s Small Town Scandal
  • Best Podcast Producer or Producing Team – NZ Herald Podcast Network

Jason Winstanley, NZME Chief Audio Officer, enthuses, “It’s brilliant to see NZME’s audio success reflected in these wins and nominations. Securing more than 100 finalist nods across a huge range of categories – the most of any media organisation, just goes to show the calibre of our content and team at NZME. It reinforces why we’re connecting with 7 out 10 Kiwis* through our audio platforms.”

“We’re stoked to see so many of our teams and individuals being recognised as finalists at this year’s awards.”

Winstanley continues, “One of NZME’s strategic priorities is to be Number One in Audio, with a focus on creating the most listened-to and loved content, delivering customer solutions to grow revenue share, and enhancing podcast engagement and monetisation.

“With results like these at this year’s awards, I’m confident that we’re well on our way to achieving the strategic targets we’ve set for ourselves.” 

NZME has clinched 80 Premier/Gold nominations across 35 categories, competing in diverse areas from Best Music Network Host to Best Marketing Campaign and more.

Mike McClung, NZME Chief Content Officer – Music Brands, shares, “We’re stoked to see so many of our teams and individuals being recognised as finalists at this year’s awards.

“These awards are an excellent opportunity for our industry to take a step back after what has been a challenging year and acknowledge our accomplishments,” says McClung. 

  • The complete list of finalists is available here

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