Eleven New Zealand-based organisations have been selected as finalists in the 2012 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (the ANZIAs), according to InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc).
Run by InternetNZ and the .au Domain Administration, the ANZIAs are an annual Trans-Tasman showcase – recognising those who have made significant contributions to the development and use of the Internet in New Zealand and Australia.
This year, an unprecedented amount of entries were received across the six Award categories. Following a short-listing process, the field has been narrowed to 32 finalists from across New Zealand and Australia.
The judging panel – consisting of subject matter experts from both countries – will now convene to decide on the category winners. These will be announced at a gala dinner in Canberra on 10 October, 2012.
The finalists in the 2012 ANZIAs are:
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association
Hika Group Ltd (NZ)
Te Ipukarea - The National Maori Language Institute, AUT University (NZ)