Congrats to Country Calendar's Tony Benny!
Country Calendar reporter and director Tony Benny has won three major agriculture journalism prizes at the Guild of Agricultural Journalists and Communicators annual awards.
Tony entered two episodes from the 2008 Country Calendar series to win the guild's supreme Bank of New Zealand Rongo Award for excellence in agricultural journalism.
One of the two independent judges described them as: "superb examples of the Country Calendar genre, informative, quirky, beautifully shot and neatly packaged. Stories unfold gracefully, moving from subject to subject through three segments. Tony has discovered, scripted and directed wonderful stories."
Tony also won the Agmardt agribusiness writing award and the newly-established Rural Women New Zealand award for work on the theme of 'rural women making a difference'.