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Hard News: A night on the town with Mr Slack

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  • Craig Ranapia,

    Oh, and wish us luck for the Qantas Media Awards tonight …

    Had to sign the code of conduct in blood yet?

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    Congratulations to you and all the other contributers on PA, Russell. There would be a big hole in my day without you guys.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Yeah way to go.

    Now, if last night was Billy Joel, what's tonight going to be? (No-one mention Westlife, OK?)

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Fantastic.

    New Lynn • Since Nov 2006 • 1447 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Good luck for the Qantas Media Awards tonight.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    Now, if last night was Billy Joel, what's tonight going to be? (No-one mention Westlife, OK?)

    It'll be The Who.

    Stroppy, occasionally violent old buggers, and there's not many of them left.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • David Slack,

    The wagyu special was excellent, thank you.

    Congratulations (and I mean that in all earnestness) to Don Christie and Catalyst IT. Stuff cleaned up - no fewer than three awards including the grand prize.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2006 • 599 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Next year, I'd like to see the nine blogs that make up PA be entered seperately and see what happens.

    Or perhaps there should be an award for individual blogs (the work of one blogger) and group blogs (the work of several bloggers).

    Also, I would like to extravagantly demand some NZ awards for bloggers.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Don Christie,

    Congratulations PA. Well deserved, again.

    Thanks David, but I think credit goes to online editors of all these sites (stuff, NZH, Scoop) who frankly do an amazing job in an industry that is only *just* being recognised.

    Must. Do. Some. Work.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1645 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Eventually, I needed feeding, so I dragged David off to Euro and treated us to the wagyu special

    What, even after Metro "blogged" about it? And my quotation marks are to emphasise my distaste for sites that claim to be blogs but take forever to moderate comments, edit out links to other site (even if the other site is admittedly ridiculously petty and stupid), or other sites that don't even allow your comments to go through at all if you've got quite a problem with the myths that they are perpetuating.

    Wow that's a big rant for this early in the morning. I suppose my point is that I really admire Public Address for opening up System and for the ways in which you respond, so your award is very well-deserved. Congratulations! And I echo Robyn's comment that NZ needs some blogger awards...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    Thanks David, but I think credit goes to online editors of all these sites (stuff, NZH, Scoop) who frankly do an amazing job in an industry that is only *just* being recognised.

    Yeah, that's what it's about - recognition. It's not a passing trend or some niche thing that only nerds pay attention to. It's popular and it's ordinary now and that's what's important.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1946 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    Congratulations y'all - especially you Russell for geting the whole shebang, um, banged.

    Deservedly won, a goody among the goodies of the kiwi interweb.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    (and I mean that in all earnestness)

    That's important.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Joanna,

    Thanks David, but I think credit goes to online editors of all these sites (stuff, NZH, Scoop) who frankly do an amazing job in an industry that is only *just* being recognised.

    One of the biggest things on Stuff right now is a poll - Playboy Playmate of the Year: Hot or Not? Very important vital stuff...

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 746 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Semmens,

    Congratulations to PA in general and you in particular Russell, and of course I just have to mention that biggie.co.nz won best entertainment site of the year for the fifth year running, a huge achievement.

    Sevilla, Espana • Since Nov 2006 • 2214 posts Report Reply

  • andrew llewellyn,

    Playboy Playmate of the Year: Hot or Not? Very important vital stuff...

    Already? I hadn't even got round to voting for whether Christina Ricci is hot or not.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2075 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Congrats again.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Che Tibby,

    congrats! again...

    now, are you absolutely sure you can't loan me the one from 2005? because... well... because.

    the back of an envelope • Since Nov 2006 • 2042 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Great work! Like others, I suspect, PA has become an important part of my life. I have even recommended it to a stray MP or two I have come across.

    Paul Smith is putting up a story about our Japanese adventures, on kiwiboomers.com, this week (May 15). Take a look if you are interested.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Actually, now I'm back in the house, I hope I wasn't too churlish about the awards. I find it hugely encouraging that independent web publishing ventures like Vorb, Bookabach, 24/7 Girl (which beat Bebo! in the youth category) et al can show up and succeed the way that have. They're all community stories too, which is great.

    No bouquets at all to Facebook, though. Surely there was someone in New Zealand who could have turned up to accept the award it won?

    Anyway, full list of winners and finalists here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • LegBreak,

    Well done PA.

    Is there a list of all finalists in the various categories somewhere?



    (He asks stupidly)

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1162 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    No bouquets at all to Facebook, though. Surely there was someone in New Zealand who could have turned up to accept the award it won?

    You would have thought that everyone in the New Zealand group would have been invited.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Is there a list of all finalists in the various categories somewhere?

    It's here.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Thanks David, but I think credit goes to online editors of all these sites (stuff, NZH, Scoop) who frankly do an amazing job in an industry that is only *just* being recognised.

    Don, you're too modest, but you touch on an important point.

    There are still a lot of online publishers (including, amazingly, media organisations) who don't yet grasp the absolute importance of dedicated editorial oversight. Running a website for readers is not just matter of finding someone to upload content.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Mikaere Curtis,

    Well done PA team.

    Tamaki Makaurau • Since Nov 2006 • 528 posts Report Reply

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