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Sunday Star-Times Leads Way At Qantas Awards


Sunday Star-Times Leads the Way for Fairfax at Qantas Media Awards

The judges at the Qantas Media Awards agreed that “Sundays are Better than Others” when they named the Sunday Star-Times Newspaper of the Year at the awards ceremony in Auckland tonight.

It was one of 38 awards won by Fairfax newspapers at the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.

The Sunday Star-Times won another six awards, while the Dominion Post won 11 awards and The Press picked up 10. Further awards were shared among the Sunday News, Daily News, Manawatu Standard, Marlborough Express, Timaru Herald and Southland Times.

Brian Evans, chief executive officer Fairfax New Zealand called it an outstanding result and a tribute to the skill and dedication of the Fairfax people at the various newspapers. “The Sunday Star-Times winning the coveted Newspaper of the Year topped off a great night for the company and showed that our newspapers both nationally and regionally really understand their readers and the cities and communities they serve.”

Judges praised the Sunday Star-Times for its focus on content in all sections and the clean, easy to read presentation of that content. They were particularly impressed with Fairfax’s ability to capture a younger readership without alienating the older audience and described it as altogether an excellent product and a worthy winner. Sunday Star-Times editor Cate Brett credits the result to the outstanding work of the team at the paper and the readers of the Sunday Star-Times.

“We have a very talented group of people at the paper who every week work incredibly hard to put together a quality publication people want to read.

“It is also a big thank you to our readers who have made the Sunday Star-Times an essential part of their weekly reading which is reflected in our increased readership and circulation figures.”


QANTAS MEDIA AWARDS 2004

FAIRFAX RESULTS

Daily News

REPORTER

Sport and Racing DB Breweries Award Winner: Murray Hills, The Daily News – ‘Big Game Marred as Guards got Heavy’

DOMINION POST

THE NIKON CAREER DEVELOPMENT PRIZE

Winner: Phil Reid

REPORTERS

Sub-categories:

Crime and Justice Winner: Chris Mirams – ‘Michael Carroll’

Government, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs Winner: Philip Kitchin – ‘Donna Huata: The Evidence’

Information and Communications Technology – The Boeing Co. Award Winner: Richard Wood – ‘Action on Phone Cameras’

COLUMNIST

Winner: Joanne Black

Sub- categories

Food and Nutrition Winner: David Burton

Politics Winner: Michael Bassett

PHOTOGRAPHY

Senior Winner: Phil Reid

Best Single Arts Picture Winner: Ross Giblin – ‘Aerialist’ (Creative New Zealand Award)

Best Single Arts Picture by a Junior Winner: Claire De Barr – ‘Ballet Dancer’ (Creative New Zealand Award)

BEST NEWSPAPER POSTER

Winner: The Dominion Post

Manawatu Standard

REPORTER

Junior Winner: Bevan Hurley, Manawatu Standard

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER

Motoring Winner: Richard Bosselman, Manawatu Standard – ‘Loud and Unclear’

Marlborough Express

PHOTOGRAPHY

Junior Winner: Iain McGregor, Marlborough Express

THE PRESS

REPORTERS

Senior Winner: Yvonne Martin

Sub categories:

Environment and Conservation- Shell New Zealand Award Winner: Kamala Hayman – ‘Deadline Scare for Business Growth’

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER

Junior Winner: Anna Claridge

Sub-categories

Crime and Justice Winner: Matt Conway – ‘Dead Reckoning’

Food and Nutrition Winner: Kate Fraser - ‘Dodging Diabetes’

Human Relations Winner: Yvonne Martin – ‘Fall from Grace’

Social Issues Winner: Dave Courtney – ‘Ravages of a Car’

COLUMNIST

Sport and Racing DB Breweries Award Winner: Tony Smith

EDITORIAL GRAPHICS ARTIST

Winner: The Press Graphics Team

BEST SINGLE BREAKING NEWS PICTURE

Winner: David Hallet – ‘Fire’

Southland Times

PHOTOGRAPHY

Best Single Picture Winner: Peter Meecham – ‘Rodeo Disaster’

Best Single Feature Picture Winner: Barry Harcourt – ‘Little Owls’

Best Single Sports Picture Winner: Peter Meecham – ‘Mountain Bike Crash’

Sunday News

REPORTER

General Winner: Kirsty Winn, Sunday News – ‘Disaster’

Sunday Star-Times

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER

Senior Winner: Anthony Hubbard, Sunday Star-Times

Sub-Categories:

Food and Nutrition Winner: Kim Knight, Sunday Star-Times

General Winner: Donna Chisholm, Sunday Star-Times –‘For the Love of Carolina’ Business, Finance and Consumer Affairs Winner: Rod Oram, Sunday Star-Times

NZ TRADE AND ENTERPRISE JOURNALISM AWARD

Winner: Rod Oram, Sunday Star-Times

BEST DAILY OR WEEKLY NEWSPAPER

Overall winner: Sunday Star-Times

BEST WEEKLY PAPER:

Winner: Sunday Star-Times

BEST NEWSPAPER FRONT PAGE

Winner: Sunday Star-Times

Timaru Herald

NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITER

Tourism and Travel Winner: Jill Worrall, Timaru Herald – ‘After the Fighting’

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