Categories & Awards Live

15 December 2021

Entries Open

17 January 2022

Entries Close

extended to 4 March 2022

Judging

March 2022

Finalists Announced

May 2022

Celebratory Event

20 August 2022

Voyager media awards

Voyager Media Awards

Since 2018, Voyager has been the premier sponsor of the New Zealand Media Awards. The Voyager Media Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in New Zealand journalism and are managed and promoted by the News Publishers' Association.

Held annually, the Voyager Media Awards encourage, showcase and acknowledge the best of New Zealand’s news media across all platforms. They recognise the work of journalists, reporters, feature writers, columnists, cartoonists, reviewers, photographers and video journalists, culminating in a celebration of the winners at a black-tie awards ceremony.

Voyager is proud to support an initiative that celebrates journalistic excellence in New Zealand. With the rate at which news is shared and consumed digitally, we – as a telecommunications provider – are a natural fit.

Do the right thing, always do your best, and help others; these are our core values, which we see as aligning closely with the ethos of the New Zealand media, which works hard to deliver credible, informative, and well-balanced news to the public.

By lauding the talent, transparency, honesty, and service delivered by New Zealand’s best media, we are proud to play a part in recognising their dedication to public service with these awards, and see our sponsorship as helping to showcase and celebrate this talent in a fast-changing digital world.

Past Awards Videos

Check out these videos from past awards events.

Sponsored Award Winners 2022

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Voyager Website of the Year

WINNER: NZ Herald/NZME

JUDGES: Shane Taurima, Bryce Johns & Isabelle Oderberg

“It wasn’t a knockout win, but over the judging period the Herald’s breadth of content and depth of writing won the day. This is a site with access to premium resources and knows how to use them to maximum impact. Special series (like Inflation Nation) and respected columnists really set them apart.“

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Voyager Reporter of the Year

WINNER: Kirsty Johnston | Stuff

JUDGES: Eric Janssen & Olivia Carville

“A brutally tough category to judge, in that there were many entries of exceptional quality and depth. One portfolio, however – and the judges were unanimous on this – was a clear cut above the rest. All four pieces delivered a compelling narrative, gliding over complex data analysis with ease. The stories connected with the reader at such a level that they stayed with you long after you put them down. Impact journalism of the highest degree.“

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Voyager Newspaper of the Year

WINNER: The Press/Stuff

JUDGES: Paul Thompson, Pamela Stirling & Chris Reed

“The Press and the Weekend Herald are both excellent papers and were hard to separate. The Press wins the top award in a photo finish with its compelling sense of local connection and highly relevant robust journalism for the people of Canterbury.“