Media Awards

In line with the scientific interest in New Zealand weather, the Society conducts occasional checks on the quality of media presentation of weather forecasting to the public.

These investigations take place every second year, alternating between visual and print media. A panel judges various aspects of presentation and its report is delivered at the Society’s AGM, rewarding the best presentations with an award.

 

1990: Television and Radio Weather Presentation Award
Recipient of the Award: Mr Ken Brierley of Radio 91 FM of Auckland
Highly commended: Louise Pagonis of Television One
1992: Newspaper Weather Presentation Award
Award for Excellence: The Dominion, Wellington
Highly commended: The Daily Telegraph, Napier
Commended: The Daily News, New Plymouth
1993: Radio Weather Presentation Award
Award for Excellence: Ken Brierley, “The Breeze”, 91 FM, Auckland
1995: Television Weather Presentation Award
Category: National Television. Highly commended: TVNZ (Channel One)
Category: Presenter. Highly commended: Jim Hickey (Channel One)
Category: Regional Television. Commended: Southern TV (Dunedin)
1996: Newspaper Weather Presentation Award
Category: Metropolitan. Best and most improved presentation: The Evening Post, Wellington
Category: Provincial. Best presentation: Manawatu Evening Standard
1998: Television Weather Presentation Award
Category: Presenter. Award for excellence: Jim Hickey (Channel One)
2000: Newspaper Weather Presentation Award
Category: Best Regional – Southland Times
Best National – Christchurch Press
2002: Television Weather Presentation Award
Category: Excellence: No award – none of the weather presentations excelled or were outstanding
Category: Productions. Commended: FTN
Highly commended: TVOne
Highly commended: TV3
Category: Presenters. Highly commended: Jim Hickey
Highly commended: Toni Marsh