20 May 2016

The Wireless wins top website award

11:03 pm on 20 May 2016

RNZ's journalism has been recognised with three awards at this year's Canon Media Awards.

Marcus Stickley proudly displays the awards

Marcus Stickley proudly displays the awards Photo: RNZ

Its website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section.

Rnz.co.nz was also a finalist in the best website, best news or app and best coverage of a major news event sections.

Journalist Alex Ashton was a finalist in the junior reporter section, while Luke McPake, for his work with The Wireless, was a finalist in the videographer of the year and feature video sections.

Wireless editor Marcus Stickley thanked his team, which he said was focused on doing things differently.

RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson emphasised the importance of the awards.

"We are delighted with the great results tonight. Competing in the Canon Media Awards allows us to measure our worth against colleagues who represent the very best in New Zealand journalism.

"These awards showcase excellence in New Zealand news and current affairs, the websites and their contributing journalists. Our success tonight marks further progress in RNZ's transition from a traditional radio broadcaster to a successful multi-platform media organisation."