Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Environmental Journalism Award winners announced


Environmental Journalism Award winners announced

CAPTION: Environment Bay of Plenty chairman John Cronin (second from right) with Environmental Journalism Award winners Matthew Torbit, Rebecca Beehre and Stuart Whitaker.

Environmental journalism in the Bay of Plenty is better than ever, if the standard of entries in the Environment Bay of Plenty Environmental Journalism Awards is anything to go by.

Winners of the awards were announced in Whakatane today, with Bay of Plenty Times journalist Matthew Torbit taking the top print prize.

Mr Torbit’s entries were well researched and presented in a way that maintained the reader’s interest all the way through.

Stuart Whitaker from the Bay News was presented with a highly commended award for the quality of his entry. His pieces had a distinct writing style, reflecting a genuine interest and a very good understanding of his subjects.

This year’s awards featured a change for entrants, with print and radio journalism split into two separate categories, recognising the differences in the two mediums.

Radioworks Rotorua’s Rebecca Beehre was the inaugural winner of the radio category. Her superb portfolio covered a range of topics from natural disasters to an inventive rat trapper.

Overall, the standard of entries submitted was very high, making it difficult to select winners.

Bruce Fraser, Environment Bay of Plenty’s group manager community relations said the awards were set up not just to recognise the excellent journalism being done on environmental issues in the Bay of Plenty, but also to encourage journalists to report on environmental topics

“The increase in entries is an indication to us that we are achieving both those goals,” he said. “This year we have seen some absolutely outstanding journalism on environmental issues in the Bay of Plenty.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Emissions Reduction Plan Non-Event

Clearly, the attempt to take the politics out of climate change has itself been a political decision, and one meant to remove much of the heat from the global warming issue before next year’s election. What we got from yesterday’s $2.9 billion Emissions Reduction Plan was a largely aspirational multi-party commitment to the direction of policy on climate change...


Budget: Climate Investments Provide Path To Economic Security
The Government is investing in New Zealand’s economic security by ensuring climate change funding moves away from short-term piecemeal responses and towards smart, long-term investment... More>>


Budget: Updated My Vaccine Pass For Those Who Want It

New Zealanders who are up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations will be able to download an updated My Vaccine Pass from 24 May, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Speaker: 2022 Register Of Pecuniary And Other Specified Interests Presented
The 2022 Register of Pecuniary and Other Specified Interests of Members of Parliament was presented in the House today. It contains a summary of members’ interests as at 31 January 2022... More>>

Classification Office: Following Decision To Ban Manifesto The Buffalo Mass Shooting Livestream Is Now Banned
The livestream video of yesterday’s mass shooting in the United States has now been banned, Acting Chief Censor Rupert Ablett-Hampson announced this morning. The decision follows on from his decision yesterday to call in and ban the ‘manifesto... More>>

Borders: New Zealand Poised To Welcome International Students Back
New Zealand is fully reopening to international students and the Government is committed to help reinvigorate and strengthen the sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Inland Revenue: Commissioner Appointed
Deputy Public Service Commissioner Helene Quilter QSO has today announced the appointment of Peter Mersi to the position of Commissioner and Chief Executive, Inland Revenue Department... More>>




InfoPages News Channels