Posts Tagged ‘NZ Catholic’

NZ Catholic to cease publication announces Bishop Lowe

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
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New Zealand’s national newspaper NZ Catholic will cease publication at the end of June. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Steve Lowe, confirmed the 27-year old publication’s closure and thanked NZ Catholic readers for their faithful support. Subscribers are offered refunds for their prepaid subscription. NZ Catholic’s closure will bring to an end a 150-year tradition Read more

Life membership award to NZ Catholic editor

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Michael Otto, the editor of New Zealand Catholic, was honoured with Life Membership of the Australasian Catholic Press Association – ACPA – during their annual conference held in Perth, Australia from 5 to 7 September. The ACPA conference saw over 50 Catholic media and communications professionals in attendance from across Australasia. This year’s conference was Read more

NZ Catholic wins multiple awards

Thursday, September 23rd, 2021
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NZ Catholic received three awards at the 2021 Australasian Catholic Press Association awards held earlier this month. The APCA awards are an opportunity for Catholic media to celebrate the outstanding contribution organisations make to the Church in Australia. ACPA President Neil Helmore said, “Catholic media in Australia continues to strive to lift up the Church Read more

What sort of Catholic media will we see in the future?

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
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As we hunkered down to church closures and online Masses a second time, I reflected on a friend’s question: Are we treating this Covid-19 lockdown as a period of hibernation or will we emerge from a chrysalis — and, if so, how will we be transformed? As the Catholic community gains an accelerated experience of Read more

NZ Catholic has a new editor

Friday, October 7th, 2016

NZ Catholic’s new editor is the newspaper’s former associate editor Michael Otto, Bishop Patrick Dunn has announced. Dr Otto has been acting editor at NZ Catholic since early July. A former student of St Patrick’s School in Panmure, in 1981 Otto was Dux of St Peter’s College, Epsom, and went on to study electrical engineering at the University of Auckland, graduating Read more

NZ Catholic features in press awards

Friday, October 7th, 2016

NZ Catholic has featured prominently at Australasian awards for Catholic and religious publications. At the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards held in Sydney earlier this month, NZ Catholic received a highly commended award in the best newspaper category. An article on the altar bread market heating up, written by NZ Catholic’s Rowena Orejana, won the Best Feature Story award at Read more

The NZ Catholic wins premier ACPA award

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The NZ Catholic has won the Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Prize for the best local Catholic Newspaper in Australasia at the recent Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards. The citation for the award states:  “This is the best local newspaper. It seeks to cover the activities of the district from a Catholic perspective and yet is accessible to Read more

The Church and its message

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ve commented once or twice or 429 times about how the Catholic Church around the world, and in Australia and New Zealand in particular, often fails to adequately communicate the message of Jesus Christ to the faithful, not to mention to non-Catholics. It’s hardly a view Read more

Two NZ Catholic publications highly commended at ACPA awards

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

NZ Catholic and Tui Motu were runners up in their class in the Awards for overall excellence at the annual Australasian Catholic Press Association Conference (ACPA) that took place in Wellington last week. Australian Catholics won the Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial prize for Magazines and Electronic Publications.  Tui Motu was Highly Commended. The Southern Cross won the Bishop Philip Read more