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Stuff, New Zealand’s Website of the Year

Stuff, New Zealand’s Website of the Year

Last night at the annual Voyager Media Awards, Stuff took out top honours in 16 categories including Website of the Year.

It was a big night for journalists, photographers and media people across the country as they congregated to celebrate the best of the best in the industry at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland.

“I’m thrilled to see Stuff being named the Website of the Year,” says Editorial Director Mark Stevens.

“It goes to show the hard work our journalists put into making Stuff the best possible news source for Kiwis is not going unnoticed.”

As well as Website of the Year, Stuff mastheads the Waikato Times and The Press both received the accolade of Newspaper of the Year for their respective circulation categories.

Sharon Murdoch, who produces cartoons for The Press and other Stuff mastheads, was named Cartoonist of the Year yet again, following wins in the category at the 2016 and 2017 awards.

“Sharon is a remarkable cartoonist. She makes such an amazing contribution to our journalism and is an expert in her craft,” says Stevens.

Stuff received five wins in the photography and videography categories, including Photographer of the Year for Iain McGregor.

In the journalism and reporting categories, Stuff received seven wins, including the award for Best Team Investigation, which went to the Stuff Circuit team - made up of Paula Penfold, Toby Longbottom, Eugene Bingham and Phil Johnson - for their groundbreaking investigation, The Valley.

“The Valley was the biggest project our Stuff Circuit team had undertaken. Their determination and dedication to bringing this important story to life, the story of New Zealand’s role in the war in Afghanistan, has been outstanding.”

Previously known as the Canon Media Awards, the Voyager Media Awards showcase and acknowledge outstanding work in the New Zealand media sphere from the past year.
ENDS

Full list of Stuff winners:

Website of the Year: Stuff
Newspaper of the Year (up to 30,000 circulation): Waikato Times
Newspaper of the Year (more than 30,000 circulation): The Press
Cartoonist of the Year: Sharon Murdoch
Photographer of the Year: Iain McGregor
Best team investigation: The Valley, Stuff Circuit
Best photography - portrait: Chris Skelton, The Press
Best photography - news: Joseph Johnson, The Press
Best photo - junior: Kavinda Herath, The Southland Times
Best news video: George Heard
Feature writing (short-form) - crime, justice and/or social issues: Donna-Lee Biddle, Waikato Times
Opinion writing - general and/or sport: Leah McFall, Sunday Magazine, Sunday Star-Times
Opinion writing - humour/satire: Dave Armstrong, The Dominion Post
Reporter - health, education and/or general: Tony Wall
Best Reporter - junior: Nina Hindmarsh, The Nelson Mail
Student Journalist of the Year: Ruby Nyika, Waikato Times

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