2022 NZGAJC Photography and Journalism Awards
Winners of the 2022 NZ Guild of Agricultural Journalists & Communicators Awards were announced at the nineteenth anniversary dinner, Friday 26 November
The Guild offers a series of awards each year, in conjunction with our sponsors, for excellence in written and broadcast agricultural journalism.
Following are the award-winning entries. Most are linked to online items, but some are in pdf format requiring Acrobat Reader.
Federated Farmers Rural Photography Award was won by Alan Gibson of Brian Basi and his partner Rachel Bunnick pictured in front of their happy herd
See the photos from the awards night here
The full list of award winners are:
- Ministry for Primary Industries Rongo Award was won by the Kate Evans for two stories. One on the recovery of southern bluefin tuna populations and the other, an interview with Francisco Blaha, an Argentinian New Zealander tuna fisherman. The runner up was Anne Lee for two articles in the Dairy Exporter special feature on contract milking Article 1 and Article 2
- OverseerFM Award for Farm Planning Digital Storytelling was won by Perriam Media & Sarah's Country for work with Ministry for the Environment on Freshwater Farm Plans & Intensive Winter Grazing, and a three-part podcast series on Sarah's Country called Table Swap.
- Ko Tātou This Is Us Biosecurity Journalism Award was won by the REX Today team from Mediaworks for two radio interviews on TodayFM on Mycoplasma Bovis and the foot and mouth disease outbreak in Indonesia.
- AgResearch Science Writers Award was won by Carol Stiles, for two programmes on RNZ Country Life. one on the world's largest worm farm and the other on heat tolerant cows.
- Ministry for Primary Industries Fit for a Better World Award was won by Sarah Perriam-Lampp for a deep-dive episode on regenerative farming and an article published in the Feb / March 2022 Latitude Magazine highlighting innovative and progressive farmers and growers.
- Federated Farmers Broadcast Journalism Award was won by Carol Stiles two items that were broadcast on RNZs Country Life programme. Listen to the feature on cleaning out sheep manure from under wool sheds. Listen to the feature on the evolving culture of shearing.
- Beef + Lamb Hard News Award was won by Joanna Grigg, for two articles NZ Farm Life Media focussing on He Waka Eke Noa and on-farm sequestration.
- Zespri Export Journalism Award was won by Rebecca Howard, for two articles for BusinessDesk on the risks of NZ exports to the Chinese market and the New Zealand – European Union free trade deal.
- TUANZ Rural Connectivity Award was won by Tony Benny for articles in Dairy Farmer magazine covering an industry get together at Canterbury University and a balanced view on rural connectivity internationally.
- Alliance Group Ltd Red Meat Industry Journalism Award was won by Karen Treblicock for two articles published in NZ Dairy Exporter. One on how the country deals with bobby calves and the other on the Wagyu industry setting new records.
- Federated Farmers Rural Photography Award was won by Alan Gibson for a photo of Brian Basi and his partner Rachel Bunnick pictured in front of their happy herd on the 72-hectare Putaruru property where they contract milk 230 cows, which appeared in NZ Dairy Exporter April 2022.
- DairyNZ Dairy Industry Award was won by Jackie Harrigan, for articles which appeared in NZ Dairy Exporter. One on Award-winning cheeses at Cartwheel Creamery in the Manawatu and another on Project Interceptor, where in conjunction with the Taranaki Regional Council they developed a wetland and then monitored its performance
- Pāmu Agricultural Journalism Encouragement Award was won by Shawn McAvinue, for items which appeared in Southern Rural Life on Peter Black fetching top price at his last ram sale, eradicating diseases in the beekeeping industry and a celebration for a planting project.
- NZGAJC Primary Sector Communications Campaign Award was won by Perriam Media & Ministry for the Environment for their collaboration on Sarah's Country's 'Table Swap'. Watch Sarah's Country Sister's interview with Sara Clarke, listen to the table swap podcast series, and check out the social media campaign.