Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Susan Murray wins Agricultural Communicator of the Year

13 June 2019

MEDIA RELEASE

Susan Murray wins the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award

Radio New Zealand’s Country Life producer and presenter Susan Murray has been named the 2019 Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the year.

The award, presented last night at Mystery Creek Fieldays, recognises people making a significant contribution to communicating agricultural issues, events and information.

Susan has worked on the popular farming-based radio programme for more than two decades, bringing a wealth of agricultural knowledge to the show and building a greater public understanding of the practical and technical aspects of farming life in New Zealand.

New Zealand Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators president Elaine Fisher said Susan’s win is justly deserved as, over many decades, she has helped build awareness and understanding of the practical and technical aspects of farming life in New Zealand.

“Through Country Life and her other ventures, Susan has effectively communicated the diverse lives of farmers. Her grassroots knowledge and intimate broadcasting style engages not only rural audiences, but also those who are from urban environments.

“Susan’s vast knowledge of New Zealand’s primary industries is evident through her broadcasts and she has an unrivalled ability to communicate the essence of each subject and what it means to the interviewee and the listener. Her recording and production skills create programmes which set a scene with background sounds, that are engaging, entertaining and informative.”



The prestigious award was recognition of her balanced and insightful approach to issues affecting the country’s largest economic earner.

Presenting the award, Ravensdown’s Bryan Inch praised Susan’s constructive communication.

“We acknowledge all those who are out there listening and communicating within and beyond the agri-sector. I grew up listening to Country Life and, over the years, Susan has brought us closer to the personalities and passion of the rural landscape.”

As the 33rd winner of the Ravensdown Agricultural Communicator of the Year award, Susan receives a $2500 cash prize from Ravensdown alongside the pounamu trophy.

“A lot has changed in the 20 years I have been involved with Country Life. But the programme still allows non-farming people to learn about the sector in a non-threatening and accessible way,” said Susan.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reference Group Proposal: Motorists, MTI Support Ban On Less Safe Car Imports

A proposal to ban some used car models from being imported into New Zealand is being welcomed by the Motor Industry Association, which says Japan's scraps are being sent here for waste disposal. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses Investigation: ANZ Boss Departs Under Cloud

Last month the bank said chief executive David Hisco was taking extended leave for health reasons. However, today it has said in addition to the health issues, the board was concerned about certain transactions after reviewing Mr Hisco's personal expenses. More>>

ALSO:

Wider Net Ban, Other Threats: Plan To Expand Protection For Maui And Hector’s Dolphins

The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. More>>

ALSO:

Fish & Game Support: Canterbury Officer Of Health Warns On Nitrates In Water

"Nitrate testing of 114 drinking water samples from across the Canterbury plains showed that more than half of them were above the level considered safe in the world's largest ever study on the impacts of nitrates in drinking water." More>>

ALSO: