A magazine celebrating Whanganui has won Wanganui Chronicle's ad team a major international award.

But that's not all.

The city's news and media organisation showed off its skills in the digital realm also, winning best single digital advert for jet sprints.

The team beat 200 of their contemporaries throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and South East Asia to win the two awards in the Pacific Area Newspaper Publisher's Association (PANPA) awards held in Sydney this month.


Commercial Manager, Alison Hollard said it was challenging to make the finalist list and more so to win an award. "So we are ecstatic to win two," Ms Hollard said, adding that the ad team are conscientious in their efforts and keep working on adverts until they get it right for the customer.

She said Wanganui Chronicle produces the glossy Celebrating Whanganui magazine twice a year, and are working on its eighth edition.

"It goes from strength to strength each time. We thank the loyal local businesses that continue to support the magazine, we simply couldn't do it without their assistance."

The team sources local news stories, focussing on positive news that shows why Whanganui is a great place to live, work and play. "The stories might be about famous locals, updates about the river, sports events or venues, growth in Whanganui etc. It is a real feel good magazine that we all love."

The magazine is distributed to hundreds of locations around Whanganui, and copies are available on Air Chathams flights, at all district councils across NZ, and all NZ Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions over the world.

"I hear great feedback about the magazine from many locations, Indonesia, Spain and Scotland, to name a few."

The second award was for the eye catching Jet Sprints digital advert which ran on the Wanganui Chronicle website: www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz.

"We can see why it won, the small jet sprint ran right across the top of your screen when you opened our web page. It reached thousands of readers, with our page impression count at 100,000 + each week."

The team are working on the eighth edition of Celebrating Whanganui now - call Alison if you would like to book in 06 349 0716.