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TVNZ WIN 3 OF 4 AFTA AWARDS FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS CRAFT (again)


10 November 2011

TVNZ WIN 3 OF 4 AFTA AWARDS FOR NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS CRAFT (again)

For the second year in a row TVNZ has won 3 of the 4 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards (AFTA) for outstanding craft in News and Current Affairs.

At the AFTA Craft Luncheon in Auckland this afternoon 20/20 cameraman Martin Anderson was presented with the prestigious Joe von Dinklage Memorial Award for Best Current Affairs Camera. This is the second year in a row Martin has won the award. 

"The AFTA Craft Awards are very special because it's really the only time we get to recognise the work done by the extremely talented people who work behind the camera - their craft and professionalism is outstanding,  and it's fantastic to see that recognition officially from the judges," said TVNZ's Head of News and Current Affairs, Anthony Flannery.

"It's been the biggest year for news in TVNZ's history, and our team has given it everything.

"They've worked on rolling deadlines and under immense pressure over the past 12 months to deliver vitally important stories to New Zealand and it's great to be able to take some time today to say thanks to them all.

"I believe they've delivered a world class service to our viewers and we can be very proud of their efforts".

BEST NEWS EDITING - PAUL SPARKES, ONE NEWS
ONE News Special Report - CCTV

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS CAMERA - MARTIN ANDERSON, 20/20
20/20 (TV2) - Rite of Passage

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITING - NICK REID, 20/20
20/20 (TV2) - Sitting on a Killer


The Best Current Affairs Camera is the Joe von Dinklage Memorial Award. Joe was the cameraman who drowned when a helicopter carrying Paul Holmes and a Holmes TV crew crashed into the sea at Anaura Bay in 1989.

The AFTA Awards gala event is being held on Saturday night at Auckland's Viaduct Events Centre. 

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