Feisty NZME & Stuff make Australasian finals

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The 2018 shortlist for Australia’s The Australasian News Media Awards are dominated, unsurprisingly, by Fairfax Media Australia and New Corp Australia, but with a good sprinkling of Kiwis (mainly Stuff and NZME).

The NZ entries through are …

  • National/Metro: Great Southern Rails The Ghan Expedition,  
  • Women in Leadership: Westpac, NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Best Execution of Native Advertising: The Survivors Collection for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Best Execution of Native Advertising: Wellington Regional Development Agency Viva – An insider’s guide to Wellington. NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Best Execution of Integrated Advertising: Brand USA This is Where NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Best Execution of Integrated Advertising: Great Southern Rail The Ghan Expedition NZME.
  • Best Trade Marketing Campaign: Audiences Captured (NZME)
  • Best Consumer Brand Campaign: Discover More NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Best Subscriber Acquisition Campaign: The Creative DM Design Challenge NZME (NZME)
  • Favourite Teacher Awards: Matilda, the Musical, Sunday Star-Times (Stuff)
  • Favourite Teacher Awards Wasp Wipeout 2018 Tasman Environmental Trust, Stuff (The Dominion Post, The Press, Sunday Star Times, Nelson Mail, Marlborough Express, Waikato Times)
  • Best Use of Digital: Stuff Black Hands
  • Best Use of Digital: nzherald.co.nz redesign (NZME)
  • Innovation of the Year: Herald Innovation, NZME (The NZ Herald)
  • Portrait, Feature Or Lifestyle Photography/Community: Shattered, Christel Yardley (Stuff)
  • National/Retro: Stuff (The Nelson Mail), Stretch Braden Fastier
  • Regional: Stuff (Christchurch Press) Derby Girl Braden Fastier
  • News Photography (Community): Fire Brigade Scramble. Chris McKeen (Stuff, Western Leader)
  • Daily News Brand of the Year: Stuff, NZME, The NZ Herald
  • Weekend News Brand of the Year: Stuff Sunday Star Times, NZME (NZ Herald)
  • News Story of the Year: Break the Silence (NZME, The NZ Herald)
  • News Story of the Year: Rainbow Warrior spy tracked down (Cecile Meier, Kelly Dennett, Jonathan Milne (Sunday Star-Times/Stuff)
  • News Story of the Year: Stuff The Valley 

The winners will be announced at the 2018 News Media Awards gala dinner at the Hilton Sydney (hosted by The Chaser Australia’s Craig Reucassel & Andrew Hansen) on Friday 14 September.


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