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Stuff.co.nz continues to be New Zealand’s favourite news website and has once again picked up several categories at the prestigious People’s Choice NetGuide Awards including best media site and best homepage, as well as being finalist for site of the year, best mobile site and best new site, relaunch or innovation.
"It was thrilling to win best media site this year, particularly in a reader's choice award in which more than 130,000 people voted," Stuff.co.nz Editor Mark Stevens said.
Fairfax Media’s Group Head of Digital, Stephen Smith says that Fairfax Digital are pleased to have a lasting relationship with the NetGuide awards.
“We highly value the importance of the people’s choice, and greatly appreciate feedback from the New Zealand public as we constantly keep our readers in mind.”
Stuff.co.nz has previously won Best Media Site in 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003 & 2002, Site of the Year in 2008 and Best Homepage in 2008 & 2007.
The award ceremony was a big night for Fairfax, not only picking up best media site and best homepage, but were also the proud sponsors of the travel category and were pleased to provide the winner houseoftravel.co.nz with a $10,000 advertising package on Stuff.co.nz to celebrate their achievement.
“It has been a very enjoyable evening and we are delighted with our success”, Stephen Smith said.
The results of the People’s Choice NetGuide Web Awards 2009 are, as follows:
SITE OF THE YEAR (Sponsored by NetGuide)
BEST BLOG SITE (Sponsored by Xpress Group)
BEST REAL ESTATE SITE (Sponsored by Resene) Winner Trademe.co.nz
BEST EMPLOYMENT SITE (Sponsored by The University of Auckland)
BEST ENTERTAINMENT SITE (Sponsored by Ticketmaster)
BEST FINANCIAL SITE (Sponsored by TaxRefunds.co.nz)
BEST GAME RELATED SITE (Sponsored by SEGA)
BEST HOMEPAGE (Sponsored by OKI)
BEST MOBI SITE (Sponsored by Vodafone)
BEST ISP (Sponsored by RaboPlus)
BEST LIFESTYLE SITE (Sponsored by Honda)
BEST ONLINE SHOPPING SITE (Sponsored by House of Travel)
BEST MEDIA SITE (Sponsored by ICONZ)
BEST EDUCATION SITE (Sponsored by Toshiba NZ)
BEST NEW SITE, RELAUNCH, INNOVATION (Sponsored by Fly Buys)
BEST COMMUNITY SITES (Sponsored by TelstraClear)
BEST GOVERNMENT SITE (Sponsored by Acquire.co.nz)
BEST SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE (Sponsored by Bit Defender)
BEST TRAVEL SITE (Sponsored by Stuff.co.nz)
BEST SPORTS AND RECREATION SITE (Sponsored by SPARC)
BEST TRADING SITE (Sponsored by Clever Internet)
BEST YOUTH SITE (Sponsored by GameConsole.co.nz)
BEST SEARCH ENGINE (Sponsored by ESET Nod 32)
BEST WEB AD CAMPAIGN (Sponsored by IAB)
For the complete list of winners and finalists see the August issue of NetGuide, on shelves July 27th.