RNZ Scoops Five New York Festival Awards
Released at 2:26 pm on 22 June 2016
Radio New Zealand has won five awards for excellence competing against the best in the world at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York on Tuesday.
The quality of RNZ work has been recognised for the third year in a row by international judges who noted that, with entries from well over 30 countries, this year’s awards represented exceptionally strong competition.
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 broadcasting industry.
Koroi Hawkins received a silver award for his coverage of Cyclone Pam which struck Vanuatu in 2015 and Sonia Sly was also awarded silver for Glory in their Eyes, her documentary which used archival interviews to trace the experience of New Zealand troops in Gallipoli.
Both Kim Hill and Kathryn Ryan were awarded bronze for on-air presentation and Graham Kennedy’s recording of Trinity Roots at WOMAD in 2015 also received a bronze award for Best Live Sound.
RNZ programmes selected as finalists were MediaWatch, This Way Up and David Houston’s production of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s work Sea to Sky for RNZ Concert.
RNZ had an unprecedented nine finalists in this celebrated international competition.
RNZ Award Winners
Silver Award Koroi Hawkins /RNZI / RNZ Cyclone Pam Coverage
Silver Award Sonia Sly Glory in Their Eyes
Bronze Award Kim Hill Radio Personality
Bronze Award Kathryn Ryan On-Air Talent
Bronze Award Graham Kennedy WOMAD – Trinity Roots
David Houston Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Sea to Sky
Simon Morton / Richard Scott This Way Up Fear of Flying
Simon Morton / Richard Scott This Way Up Menopause
Colin Peacock / Jeremy Rose Mediawatch
Links to Winning Programmes
Glory in Their Eyes