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ACPA and ARPA Awards

In the Best Feature Story section of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) awards, Fr Brian O’Connell sm received a Highly Commended award for his article in August 2012, ‘Salesian Youth win historic Fautasi Race’. Of this article, the judges said: “This engaging human interest feature included a brief narrative and an interview with a […]


Josephites Re-unite Towards the end of August  several hundred Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth assembled in Whanganui to celebrate their coming together as one religious congregation. The two congregations shared a common origin and were separated in 1876 when the bishop of the Diocese of […]

Awards Recognise Messenger’s New Design

One of the features of the 2012 ACPA Awards was the rare distinction gained by the Messenger for our new layout and design adopted in July 2011. There was considerable comment at the time of the change, most of it positive, but some specific enough for some new features to be abandoned. The notorious black […]

Catholic and Religious Media Gather In Windy Wellington

It was not only Rugby fans who converged on Wellington in the first week of Septemberfor a test-match, but also religious editors and publishers from all over Australia and the Pacific as well as New Zealand. Both the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) and the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) held their annual conferences in […]

Quake reports win plaudits at Press Awards

At the Annual Conference of the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) in Adelaide at the beginning of September, several Awards  were given to NZ Catholic Publications for coverage of the Christchurch Earthquake. NZ Catholic newspaper edited by Peter Grace  won two awards including a Front Page, and in-depth reporting of the disaster. Tui Motu Interislandsgot […]