by NZ CATHOLIC staff
CANBERRA — NZ Catholic won two press awards in Canberra at the beginning of the month.
The Australasian Catholic Press Conference Association (ACPA) conference ended with an awards
dinner on September 4.
At the dinner, NZ Catholic was named runner-up in the Best News Story category, with an article by Michael Otto — “Bishop tells activists to change name”, about Bishop Patrick Dunn instructing Catholic Action to stop using “Catholic” in their name.
At the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards dinner on September 6, NZ Catholic was named as winner in the Best Review category, for a review by Kevin McBride of the book Walking With the Poor.
One other New Zealand Catholic publication had success in Canberra. At the ACPA awards, Tui Motu Interislands won Best Mission Coverage and also collected three Highly Commended prizes. At the ARPA conference, it was named Publication of the Year.
Australian Catholic magazine Aurora won the top ACPA award, the Bishop Philip Kennedy Prize, and also the top ARPA award, the Gutenburg Prize.