Maori Television pipped TVNZ for the Best News and Current Affairs Promo at the recent Promax/BDA Australia-New Zealand Awards in Sydney. TVNZ also came home with a slew of awards in other categories.
Promax is an international body for promotion and marketing professionals working in electronic and broadcast media. BDA is an association of broadcast and multimedia designers. Membership comprises over 4000 companies and individuals drawn from more than 65 countries. The Promax/BDA awards are presented in different regions worldwide.
Maori Television picked up its gold award for its promo for Te Kaea. Their winning entry featured Waiariki journalist Mere McLean, highlighting Te Kaea and its reporting presence in the regions. Emphasising the channel’s community connections, General Manager Programming, Haunui Royal, said, “We came up with the phrase ‘Ko Ngai Matou, Ko Ngai Tatou’, which means our people are your people.”
TVNZ Creative Services took out the silver award in the same category for the network’s News Brand Promo.
TVNZ Creative Services also won silvers for its TV2 rebrand in the Best On-Air Branding Design Campaign category and Gunrush in the Best Editing category.
It matched the three silvers with three golds, coming away on top in Best Drama Promo for Mentalist: Street Scene; Best Drama Campaign for Fringe, where it beat out Nine’s launch for Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities; and Best Copy/Script Writing for the TV One relaunch.