Categories & Awards Live

15 December 2021

Entries Open

17 January 2022

Entries Close

extended to 4 March 2022


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, including the 2020 event which was streamed fully online.

Sponsored Award Winners 2021

2022 Finalists to be announced in May!

Voyager Website of the Year


JUDGES: John Baker, Joseph Barratt & Shane Taurima “A unanimous decision by all three judges made the NZ Herald a clear winner. All the finalists were compelling in their own right, showing significant strategic development and improved journalistic delivery over the prior year. This bodes well for the future.”

Voyager Reporter of the Year

WINNER: Alison Mau | Stuff

JUDGES: John Roughan & Wayne Hay “Two entries stood out for their contribution to New Zealand’s social improvement in 2020. Carmen Parahi’s work leads a ground-breaking effort by Stuff to look at news with a Maori perspective and Alison Mau is leading the exposure of sexual harassment. Alison Mau’s revelations concerning two well-known figures in New Zealand’s academic life were fearless, determined pursuits that deserve the highest commendation.”

Voyager Newspaper of the Year

WINNER: The Weekend Press/Stuff

JUDGES: Paul Thompson, Nicola Coburn & Stu Oldham "The Weekend Press is the Newspaper of the Year not for the stories that happen in its patch, but for how it explores them. Stories written, illustrated and presented with carefully crafted authority, urgency and flair are developed with explainers and analysis and, crucially, with the views and faces of the people – readers – who are most affected. It’s not a newspaper of talking heads and heady politics; The Weekend Press is a cleverly designed and truly South Island newspaper whose impact and interest has at its foundations the carefully told stories of the people who live there.“