New Zealand picks up three international radio awards

Radio New Zealand presenter Kim Hill won International Radio Personality of the Year in 2012.
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Radio New Zealand presenter Kim Hill won International Radio Personality of the Year in 2012.

New Zealand radio has been recognised at the recent International Radio Program Awards for The World's Best Radio Programs.

The awards honour "radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe".

Radio New Zealand's (RNZ) Kim Hill picked up a Gold Radio Award for Best Radio Personality: Network/Syndicated.

John Campbell's presents Radio New Zealand current events show, Checkpoint.
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John Campbell's presents Radio New Zealand current events show, Checkpoint.

The station also picked up a gold award in the Current Affair category for radio programme Public Enemy.

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Journalist Dita De Boni took to Twitter to congratulate Hill.

The tweet said "Wow! The boss - Kim Hill - has won a gold medal at the New York Festival Radio Awards. A brilliant honour to add to all her others."

RNZ also won two silver awards for Best Public Affairs Program (Mediawatch) and Live Sound (Otello).

John Campbell picked up a bronze award for Best News Anchor/Reporter: Network/Syndicated.

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In total New Zealand gained three golds, four silvers and three bronzes at the awards.

 - Stuff

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