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New York Gold for Radio New Zealand (23 June 2015)

Released at 1:09 pm on 9 July 2015

Radio New Zealand has won one gold and two silver awards against strong international competition at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York this morning. (NZ time)

Radio New Zealand Concert’s International Arts Festival Concert Series was awarded a gold for Best Live Sound in the Craft category. The series, engineered by Graham Kennedy and Darryl Stack, features three concerts recorded at the New Zealand Festival in 2014.

The New York Festival Radio Awards recognise the very best in the world of radio, celebrating programming of the highest quality that is at the forefront of innovation and competition. Categories are designed to reflect the emerging trends within the industry, covering all creative facets of the radio broadcast industry.  Judges commented that this year, with entries in from well over 30 countries, the New York Festival Awards presented an exceptionally strong competition.

Radio New Zealand’s two Silver awards went to documentary programmes:

Crime Scene produced and presented by Sonia Sly in the Culture and the Arts category. Crime Scene follows photographer Matt Evans as he shoots a photo series inspired by 1950's crime scene photographers. 

Also receiving silver was One in Five’s Health Click, a documentary produced and presented by Katy Gosset, about Nelson Company Health Click, and a sexual health educator helping parents whose young children with learning difficulties may struggle to navigate puberty.

Radio New Zealand also received three finalist certificates;

Media Watch for Best Public Affairs Programme
Nine to Noon for Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Programme
This Way Up for its Inter-island Magician entry in the Travel and Tourism category.

Links to Winning Programmes:

International Arts Festival Concert Series

Crime Scene

One In Five: Health Click

Media Watch

Nine to Noon

This Way Up: Interisland magician