ANZIA winners shine at the gala event in Auckland

27 August

Auckland’s St Matthew-in-the-City was a fitting venue to host the 2015 Australia & New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA) ceremony last night. Both the venue and the ANZIAs encourage progressive, innovative thinking, along with inspiring creativity and offering inclusivity for all who enter.

The ANZIAs are a collaboration between InternetNZ and .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA). The awards recognise organisations, businesses and individuals who excel in delivering accessible, innovative, informative and secure resources to a diverse and wide community on the Internet.

The Hon Tony Staley, Chair of the auDA Board, commented “With each ANZIA gala I wonder how we will top the winners from the previous year, but I’m heartened to see that the Australian and New Zealand Internet-using communities have yet again shown us that we stand proud on not only a domestic level but on the international stage, too.”

Jordan Carter, Chief Executive of InternetNZ is delighted by the record number of Kiwi entries this year.

“All the entries have shown examples of making positive contributions to the use and development of the Internet and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate with the ANZIA winners,” says Jordan.

The winners and highly commended per category were as follows:

Access & Digital Skills
Winner: N4L (Network for Learning)
Highly commended – UEB Online

Diversity
Winner – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine
Highly commended – Epilepsy Action Australia (EAA)/Yarning Epilepsy

Information
Winner – Govt.nz
Highly commended – The Conversation

Innovation
Winner – StartSomeGood
Highly commended – CareMonkey

Security & Online Safety
Winner – Optus - Digital Thumbprint Program
Highly commended – The eSmart Digital Licence

Leonie Dunbar Memorial Award for Community Websites
Winner – Tamahere Forum
Highly commended – Bathurst Community Website Inc.


Media contacts

New Zealand:
Megan Bartrum
Communications Lead
InternetNZ
megan@internetnz.net.nz
T: +64 472 1601

Australia:
Helen Hollins
General Manager, Communications
auDA
helen.hollins@auda.org.au
T: +61 3 8341 4111
M: +61 481 507 221