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The NZ Radio Awards

At the 2009 New Zealand Radio Awards, Radio New Zealand National was named New Zealand’s best radio station. It’s the first time a non-commercial public service broadcaster has won the radio industry’s top award. From the Radio New Zealand website - New Zealand Radio Awards:
In addition to its Station of the Year award, Radio New Zealand also received the award for Best Radio Website and collected a clean sweep of industry awards for best news including Best Coverage of a News Story, Best Newsreader and Radio Journalist of the Year. Radio New Zealand Chief Executive, Peter Cavanagh, said the awards were powerful recognition of both the quality and importance of public service radio broadcasting in New Zealand. “In total, Radio New Zealand staff won 13 awards for excellence at the 2009 New Zealand Radio Awards. “As an independent and commercial-free public service broadcaster, the sole purpose of Radio New Zealand is to serve the public interest. “The record number of Radio Awards won by Radio New Zealand this year shows that New Zealanders are being very well served by their national broadcaster.

Awards won by Radio New Zealand

BEST NEWS

Best Newsreader Nicola Wright - Radio New Zealand National Best Coverage of a News Story US Election - Radio New Zealand News Team - Radio New Zealand Individual Radio Journalist of the Year Katy Gosset - Radio New Zealand

BEST SPOKEN PROGRAMMES

Best Documentary or Feature Programme We Came for the Mountains and Stayed for the People - Jack Perkins - Radio New Zealand National Best Daily or Weekly Series - under an hour duration Insight - Sue Ingram - Radio New Zealand Best Daily or Weekly Series - one hour or more duration Morning Report - Geoff Robinson, Sean Plunket & Martin Gibson - Radio New Zealand Best Dramatic Production The Raft - Duncan Smith - Radio New Zealand

BEST NZ PRODUCED MUSICAL PROGRAMME

Best Music Feature North and South - Tim Dodd & Marshall Walker - Radio New Zealand Best Recorded Live Music Event Exploring Antartica - David McCaw - Radio New Zealand

SPECIAL RECOGNITION – SERVICES TO BROADCASTING

Awarded to Jack Perkins – Radio New Zealand

BEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTION

Studio or Outside Broadcast Recording Salmonella Dub/NZSO Live @ Aotea Centre - Andre Upston - Radio New Zealand

BEST RADIO WEBSITE

www.radionz.co.nz - Richard Hulse - Radio New Zealand

STATION OF THE YEAR

Metropolitan Station of the Year Radio New Zealand National - Radio New Zealand National Staff & Management Team Read more about the awards on the Radio New Zealand website.