SunLive wins best website in NZ

The SunMedia team celebrating the media organisations achievements at the 2016 Community Newspaper Awards in Christchurch.

SunMedia is bringing home five awards from the 2016 Community Newspaper Awards, including best website in New Zealand.

The awards, which were held in Christchurch last night, judge a range of categories from 2016.

SunLive won the best website for its broad content generated in 2016.

The judges felt the news website had impressive readership and engagement figures which showed how the focus on quality content is engaging the community.

“With different media types in posts such as integrated social media feeds, galleries etc, the reader has multiple ways to stay engaged.

“There is a strong local feel and a breadth of opinion across an array of the community. This give the different personas visiting the site something to identify with.”

In her first year as a journalist, Cayla-Fay Saunders has gone from being a junior journalist to being associate editor of the Weekend Sun.

She can now add best junior/feature lifestyle journalist to her resume.

“Cayla-Fay is a fluent writer with a lovely easy, conversational style and light touch. Always readable and engaging,” is what the judges said at last night’s awards.

Photographer Bruce Barnard continued his winning streak by taking out the best feature/lifestyle photographer.

“A clean, tight, interesting selection with a great variety,” is what the judges had to say about Bruce’s photos.

“A skilled photographer that captures the action at the right moment but always has the ability to create those set up shots.”

SunMedia’s rural publication Coast and Country won best front page newspaper in the associate category and The Weekend Sun received a highly commended in the Frank Vale Memorial Award.

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Posted on 17-06-2017 20:54 | By old trucker

AND ALWAYS SAID YOU ARE NO1,Well done, even though you do not always publish things i have to say,which i think is ok, must not be,anyway you are AWESOME,and by the way having 5 beautifull women in photo is AWESOME Boss,well done and GONGRATULATIONS,keep up the best news, from The Old Trucker,Thankyou 10-4 out,ps me old horse Nightmare says she is happy too having her name printed at times, AWESOME.

I agree with Beachcomber and Grayman

Posted on 17-06-2017 20:33 | By Papamoaner

Jolly good, as they say. Well deserved.

Well done you lot

Posted on 17-06-2017 17:57 | By Active

Great stuff, Best read there is. Roger you have a real talent and wit. Don’t change the paper for the sake of change, And Roger if you want to give up drinking rum or bourbon it is easy i have done it hundreds of times.

simply the best

Posted on 17-06-2017 15:17 | By grayman

Congratulations on all your awards. You all put together a great newspaper and you deserve to be up there with the top publishers.All the best for another great year.graham

Congratulations Team!

Posted on 17-06-2017 12:49 | By Beachcomber

Well done SunMedia for receiving all the Awards! The Bay loves you as this full & informative paper available to access in many ways is a weekly fix!