Vodafone kunekune replaces James Rolleston

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FCB and Vodafone have made what may well turn out to be an inspired choice to replace another inspirational choice – James Rolleston – as the new face of the telco. Everyone loves piglets, and there are few piglets more loveable than Piggy-Sue. Now let’s see how she lasts the distance.

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The New Zealand Herald took out the trifecta at the 2015 Canon Media Awards on Friday night, awarded Newspaper of the Year and Best Daily Newspaper (over 30,000 circulation) while its digital stablemate nzherald.co.nz was judged Best Website.

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MediaWorks Radio nudged ahead of NZME in the medal count at last night’s NZ Radio Awards in Auckland, scoring 27 category wins, while NZME scored 18. The Sir Paul Holmes Broadcaster of the year was Mike Hosking of Newstalk ZB (a NZME brand).

Refreshed Mag Awards call for entries

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The Magazine Publishers Association has issued its call for entries for the 2015 Magazine Media Awards. “The updated name – Magazine Media Awards – and the 44 award categories reflect the ever-evolving role of magazines and the diversity of magazine media offerings,” says MPA executive director Pip Elliott.