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2022 NZ Radio Awards Winners Announced

Thursday 21 July 2022

The winners of the 2022 New Zealand Radio Awards have been announced from an awards ceremony at Sky City Theatre in Auckland with the industry watching from screens around the country. The show was presented by Māni Dunlop (RNZ), Robert Rakete (MediaWorks) and Stacey Morrison (NZME).

Tonight’s awards acknowledged the hard work within all aspects of the radio industry celebrating the on-air personalities, news & sports coverage, content and promotion teams, advertising and community involvement.

NZ Radio Awards Chairman, Jana Rangooni said “It is great to be able celebrate the work of so many talented people across the industry tonight. New Zealand has one of the most diverse and competitive radio landscapes in the world which is one of the reasons our radio stations stay so relevant to the daily lives of listeners. All the industry deserves credit for that, as well as tonight’s winners.”

ZM has taken out one of the most sort after awards with ‘Best Network Team Show’ with ZM’s Fletch, Vaughan & Megan. More FM Northland claimed the award for ‘Best Local Team Show’ and the Rock’s ‘Day (and a bit) on the Darts’ won ‘Best Community Campaign’.

Heather du Plessis-Allan from Newstalk ZB was awarded ‘Best Talk Presenter–Breakfast or Drive’ and for the sixth consecutive year, Marcus Lush from Newstalk ZB was the winner of the ‘Best Talk Presenter–Non-Breakfast or Drive’ category. ‘Best News Story Team Coverage’ was won by Newstalk ZB for their story on ‘Delta 2021’.

First place honors for ‘Network Station of the Year’ went to Newstalk ZB. ‘Local Station of the Year’ went to More FM Northland.

The industry’s award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Radio’ was awarded to Brendan Smyth, formerly at NZ on Air for his work on increasing the percentage of local music on commercial radio and Dame Hinewehi Mohi for her contribution to the significant increase in Te Reo Māori hit songs being played on New Zealand radio.

RBA CEO Jana Rangooni said “this is the first time we have ever given the Outstanding Contribution to Radio Award to anyone working outside the actual industry and reflects the tremendous and lasting impact these two have had on how radio in New Zealand sounds. We are all richer for their vision and actions”.

For a full list of winners please go to the website www.rba.co.nz/nz-radio-awards

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