interest.co.nz journalists win their categories at the Business Journalist of the Year Awards

We are all smiles here at interest.co.nz today.

Last night at the New Zealand Shareholders' Association (NZSA) Business Journalist of the Year awards, two of our reporters won their categories.

Jenée Tibshraeny took out the award for Business News reporting for her work covering Tower Insurance.

And Gareth Vaughan took out the Business Commentary award for his work covering the serious issues surrounding New Zealand's Financial Service Providers Register.

A third category for Business Features was won by Karen Scherer of NBR. She won the Supreme award.

The independent judging panel consisted of; Sir Rob Fenwick, former journalist and PR specialist – Chair; Reg Birchfield, journalist editor, publisher and Qantas Lifetime Media award winner; Dr Merja Myllylahti, 15 years business journalism in London. Project manager at AUT’s research center for Journalism, Media and Democracy; Jane Arnott, business communications and marketing specialist and Garth Ireland, independent financial analyst and consultant.

There is no corporate funding for these NZSA Awards and none of the judging panel are associated with NZSA.

Earlier in the year, Gareth Vaughan won the Business Journalist of the Year category at the 2017 Canon Media Awards.

We are proud the quality of our business journalism has been recognised by our peers.

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I'm not surprised. You guys report business news on a different level to most NZ sources. Congratulations. Very well deserved.

Well done all. And especially well done Gareth. His prize is that he's still alive....

Ditto.

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Great job, keep up the good work.

Congrats!

Great to see actual journalism doing well even while the traditional sources have been spiraling down into clickbait.

yes agree. Don't know where we would be without this website. NZ Herald and Stuff are 95% garbage

Congrats and well deserved!

Thumbs up.

Great work!

Congratulations to Gareth and Jenny Jenée for their well deserved awards.

Congrats!

This is by far the best business website in NZ.. Congratulations!

Well done, keep it up.

Congrats - well deserved!

Well deserved to the winners and the whole team at interest.co.nz Highly under-rated media organization in NZ.

Congrats guys, well deserved

Well deserved recognition guys, keep the articles coming.

Only business/finance site I read.

Yes you guys are objective and unbiased IMHO. Well deserved. Congrats.

Well done to the entire team for keeping independent business journalism alive in NZ