Winners announced at the 2024 Voyager Media Awards

The winners of 37 awards were announced at Aotearoa’s 51st Media Awards on Friday 24 May, as well as three Outstanding Achievement Awards.


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Publication changes

2024 has seen a variety of movements and changes for our publications.


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NZ Media – steps to security

It has been a very tough period for New Zealand's media. The many challenges facing journalism in this country have rarely been as stark, with the second week of April a brutal example.


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Finalists announced – 2024 Voyager Media Awards

108 finalists across 36 awards have been selected in the 51st annual New Zealand Media Awards by more than 60 judges.


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NZ Post decision another blow to NZ media

The News Publishers' Association is deeply disappointed in the decision by NZ Post to cancel rural deliveries on Saturdays. It is another blow to New Zealand media in very challenging market conditions.


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The loss of Newshub is a loss for us all in journalism

Mark down 28 February, 2024, as a very bad day for New Zealand journalism, the day we learned that Newshub – the newsroom that delivers the 6pm bulletin on TV3, AM at breakfast and a plethora of other news programmes, as well as its news website – is to close.


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Newshub set to close

The News Publishers' Association is devastated at the news that Newshub, one of New Zealand major newsrooms, is to close.


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NPA sharing the love

News Publishers’ Association, the industry body for New Zealand’s leading news publishers and advocates for championing the power of print advertising have been sharing the love lately!


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Entries close in one week – 2024 Voyager Media Awards

There’s only one week until the closing deadline, so make sure you check out the awards on offer for the 20234 Voyager Media Awards and enter your best work from 2023.


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This week will be a momentous one for the news media

This week will be a momentous one for the news media in New Zealand. That may seem an odd thing to say, given news is always dynamic and no week can ever be called “quiet”.


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NZME’s Imprint Competition judges announced for 2024

New Zealand Media and Entertainment’s (NZME) competition celebrating the innovation and creativity inherent in print advertising is back for a second year, with the esteemed panel of judges for 2024 announced today.


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Entries open for the 2024 Voyager Media Awards

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to announce that entries to the 2024 Voyager Media Awards are now open


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Herald marks 150 years

In 1874 the township of Gisborne sat on roads of muddy tracks and was home to about 400 European settlers. On January 5 of that year, inhabitants of the primitive colonial outpost could read the inaugural edition of the then-named Poverty Bay Herald.


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Looking forward: 2024 Voyager Media Awards

With 50 years of recognising and rewarding exceptional news and current affairs coverage in Aotearoa, the News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is excited to announce some important changes to the 2024 Voyager Media Awards as we look forward to continuing to celebrate excellence in an ever-evolving industry.


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NPA appoints Public Affairs Director

The News Publishers’ Association has appointed a highly experienced journalist and editor as its first Public Affairs Director.


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Sinead Boucher elected as NPA Chair

Stuff Group Owner Sinead Boucher has been elected as Chair of the News Publishers’ Association


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Winners announced at the 2023 Voyager Media Awards

Winners across 65 awards were announced at the 2023 Voyager Media Awards event on Saturday 27 May.


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2023 Voyager Media Awards finalists announced

279 finalists across 64 awards have been selected in the 50th annual New Zealand Media Awards by more than 100 judges.


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Further extension to closing deadline: 2023 Voyager Media Awards

A further and final extension to the closing deadline of the 2023 Voyager Media Awards will be made due to the ongoing effects and disruption to communications in areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.


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Extension to closing deadline: 2023 Voyager Media Awards

Due to the disruption caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, the closing deadline of the 2023 Voyager Media Awards will be extended by five days.


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Entries close in one week – 2023 Voyager Media Awards

There’s only one week until the closing deadline, so make sure you check out the awards on offer for the 2023 Voyager Media Awards and enter your best work from 2022.


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Entries are open for the 2023 Voyager Media Awards

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to advise that entries have now opened for the 2023 Voyager Media Awards.


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2023 Awards and Criteria go live

The list of awards on offer for the 2023 Voyager Media Awards is now live.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

Big online platforms to pay fair price for local news content

The Government will legislate to require big online digital companies such as Google and Meta to pay a fair price to New Zealand media companies…


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Get ready for the 2023 Voyager Media Awards

277 finalists across 60 awards have been selected in the 49th annual New Zealand Media Awards by a total of 90 judges.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

Commerce Commission approves NPA collective bargaining application

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) today welcomed the Commerce Commission’s decision to approve the NPA’s application for independent New Zealand news publishers to collectively bargain with global giants Meta and Google for fair payment for journalism used on their platforms.


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Winners announced at the 2022 Voyager Media Awards

Winners across 59 awards were announced at the 2022 Voyager Media Awards event on Saturday 20 August.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

Fair payment for New Zealand journalism one step closer, says NPA

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) today welcomed the Commerce Commission’s draft decision to approve the NPA’s application for independent New Zealand news publishers to collectively bargain with global giants Meta and Google for fair payment for journalism used on their platforms.


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2022 Voyager Media Awards finalists announced

277 finalists across 60 awards have been selected in the 49th annual New Zealand Media Awards by a total of 90 judges.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

28 Publishers join NPA’s Collective Bargaining with Google and Facebook

28 publishers have to date chosen to join the News Publishers' Association’s (NPA) collective bargaining initiative to seek fair payment from Google and Facebook for the use of Kiwi journalism on their platforms.


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Michael Muir OBE honoured with NPA Life Membership

At last week’s News Publishers’ Association AGM held in Wellington on May 12, 2022, Michael Muir OBE was honoured with life membership in recognition of his service to the association and the newspaper industry.


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Engagement with NZ News Media sustained

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) has commissioned a follow-up study to research the evolving news media habits of New Zealanders; the 2nd NPA News Engagement Study.


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NPA gets initial tick from Commerce Commission for NZ media to commence collective bargaining with Facebook and Google.

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) has today received provisional authorisation from the Commerce Commission allowing it to begin a collective bargaining process with global giants Facebook and Google to seek fair payment for Kiwi journalism used on their platforms.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

Update on NPA authorisation application

In November, the NPA applied to the Commerce Commission seeking permission on behalf of its members including NZME, and all other independent New Zealand-owned media organisations, to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google.


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Extension to closing deadline

Due to continuing disruption from the Omicron outbreak, an extension to the 2022 Voyager Media Awards closing deadline will be made. Entries will now close at 1pm on Friday, March 4.


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Entries close in ten days

There are only ten days until the closing deadline, so make sure you check out the 60 awards on offer for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards and enter your best work from 2021.


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2022 Voyager Media Awards – entries now open

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to advise that entries have now opened for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards.


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Get ready for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards

Entries for the 2022 Voyager Media Awards will open next month, so you can use your summer break to start thinking about your best work from 2021 and which awards you can enter.


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NZ media seeks approval to collectively negotiate with the tech giants

Local news media, including Stuff, the NZ Herald and the Otago Daily Times, is seeking Commerce Commission approval to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google. The Spinoff founder Duncan Greive explains why.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

NPA seeking permission for New Zealand media to collectively bargain with Facebook and Google for fair payment for Kiwi journalism

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) today filed an application with the Commerce Commission seeking permission on behalf of its members, and all other independent New Zealand-owned media organisations, to collectively bargain with global giants Facebook and Google to seek fair payment for Kiwi journalism used on their platforms.


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Increased Engagement with NZ News Brands

The NPA commissioned a study earlier this year to research the news media habits of New Zealanders to see how their relationship with news media had changed 12 months following the first nationwide level 4 lockdown in March 2020.


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We’re here for you

Following this afternoon’s announcement we wanted to assure you that we are fully operational and the team are available for any newspaper advertising support you may need.


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2021 Voyager Media Awards Winners

Winners across 66 awards were announced at the 2021 Voyager Media Awards event this evening.


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Winners to be announced on May 28

Winners of the 2021 Voyager Media Awards will be announced at a glitzy cocktail celebration at the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, May 28.


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2021 Voyager Media Awards finalists announced

280 finalists across 66 awards have been selected in the 48th Annual New Zealand Media Awards by a total of 90 judges.


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Latest Voyager Media Awards news

Around 90 former and current print and broadcast journalists, editors, photographers, illustrators and video journalists have recently completed the judging process for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Thirst for news grows one year after lockdown

A year ago the entire nation went into self-isolation. The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) wanted to explore how New Zealanders' relationship with news media had changed over the past 12 months.


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New Zealanders Love Their Weekend Newspapers

Nielsen’s latest CMI results, released today, confirm New Zealanders continue to have a strong relationship with newspapers, and this love of print has grown throughout 2020.


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Newspaper Advertising Made Simple

Representing more than 100 newspapers from 10 publishers right across New Zealand we support accredited media agencies to plan effective newspaper advertising campaigns for their clients leveraging 20+ years’ experience in our dedicated team.


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Extension to closing deadline: 2021 Voyager Media Awards

Due to last week’s three-day lockdown, a decision to extend the closing deadline for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards has been made. Entries will now close at 1pm on Wednesday, March 3*.


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Entries close in 2 weeks for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards

The closing deadline for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards is 1pm, Friday February 26.


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Newspaper Advertising Sticks

News publisher’s have long suspected that newspapers command an extremely high level of attention from their readers, now they have the scientific evidence to prove it.


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Voyager Media Awards 2021 Entries Now Open

The News Publishers’ Association (NPA) is delighted to advise that entries have now opened for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Get ready for the 2021 Voyager Media Awards

It’s now time to start collating your best work from 2020, ready to enter the 2021 Voyager Media Awards.


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Demand for quality journalism continues to grow

Nielsen’s latest CMI release shows that New Zealand’s news publishers are reaching more than 3 million New Zealanders across print and online every week, up from 2.86 million last quarter with daily newspaper readership up 10% in the past year too.


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News Publishers Association Brook Cameron

NPA changes name to better represent members

The evolving nature of news publishing has prompted one of New Zealand’s largest media industry groups to change its name.


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Celebration as the 2020 Voyager Media Awards are announced

The NZ Herald and nzherald.co.nz scooped several major awards at the online 2020 Voyager Media Awards tonight, winning Voyager Newspaper of the Year


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Sir Julian Smith honoured with NPA Life Membership

At the 100th AGM of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association held in April 2020, Sir Julian Smith was honoured with life membership in recognition of his service to the association.


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Newspaper industry chair appointed

NZME Chief Executive Michael Boggs has been appointed chair of the Newspaper Publishers’ Association. He replaces Phil Eustace, chair since 2016.


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Newspaper Publishers’ Association gets new leadership

Accomplished marketer Brook Cameron has been appointed to lead the Newspaper Publishers’ Association (NPA), which includes News Works NZ, PMCA and Voyager Media Awards taking over from outgoing chief executive Brian Hill.


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