That’s not a typo in the heading, although some are indeed priceless, but they are also going to be prizeless this year
Kiwiblog has a copy of an email sent to staff :
This is to advise you that due to budgetary constraints Radio New Zealand has – reluctantly – withdrawn from this year’s New Zealand Radio Awards. . .
Passing quickly over the pedant’s observation that it should be owing to rather than due to, and get to the point which is: this is a shame, not just for the people who won’t have a chance to compete, but for the awards as well.
Some of the victories will be hollow if RadioNZ staff and programmes aren’t competing.
Maybe we should have a Bloggers’ Award for RadioNZ.
I’ll start by nominating Jim Mora for broadcaster of the year – and not just because he mentioned Homepaddock yesterday :).
Afternoons and Country Life are my nominations for best programme.
UPDATE: If there’s enough nominations to make it worthwhile I’ll set up a poll to choose the winners (and do my best not to delete it as I did with the daylight saving one) – and donate a gift box of Whitestone Cheese to the winner.