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2012 Web Awards finalists revealed

14 Sep 12

If you're looking for the 2013 awards, click here.

Voting closed on the 13th September and the winners are being announced today at an event being held at the Hilton in Auckland. Tickets are now sold out and it looks to be a great night.

And the finalists are (in Alphabetical order)

Best Blog
Sponsored by

kiwiblog.co.nz
publicaddress.net
stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good
stuff.co.nz/life-style/weddings/blogs/ready-or-knot
whaleoil.co.nz

Best Employment Site
Sponsored by

careers.govt.nz
jobs.co.nz
perkjobs.co.nz
seek.co.nz
trademe.co.nz

Best Entertainment
Sponsored by

nzdating.com
stuff.co.nz/entertainment
tv3.co.nz
tvnz.co.nz
youtube.co.nz

Best Government
Sponsored by

careers.govt.nz
companies.govt.nz
ird.govt.nz
police.govt.nz
workandincome.govt.nz

Best Homepage
Sponsored by

google.co.nz
msn.co.nz
nzcity.co.nz
stuff.co.nz
yahooxtra.co.nz

Best ISP
Sponsored by

Orcon
Slingshot
Telecom
TelstraClear
Vodafone

Best Lifestyle Site
Sponsored by

grownups.co.nz
healthyfood.co.nz
msn.co.nz
nzdating.com
stuff.co.nz

Best Mobile App
Sponsored by

ASB App
BNZ App
Countdown App
Sky App
Stuff App

Best Mobile Network
Sponsored by

2degrees
Skinny
Telecom
TelstraClear
Vodafone

Best New Launch, Relaunch or Innovation
Sponsored by

donateyourdesktop.co.nz
kiwifamilies.co.nz
mightyape.co.nz
nzherald.co.nz
sharedspace.co.nz

Best News Site
Sponsored by

3news.co.nz
nz.yahoo.com
nzherald.co.nz
stuff.co.nz
tvnz.co.nz

Best Online Forum
Sponsored by

eoti.co.nz
geekzone.co.nz
gpforums.co.nz
nzdating.com
oldfriends.co.nz

Best Online Fundraising Initiative
Sponsored by

childcancer.org.nz
donateyourdesktop.co.nz
pledgeme.co.nz
plunket.org.nz
starship.org.nz

Best PC Manufacturer
Sponsored by

Acer
Apple
Dell
HP
Toshiba

Best Real Estate Site
Sponsored by

harcourts.co.nz
open2view.co.nz
raywhite.co.nz
realestate.co.nz
trademe.co.nz

Best Shopping Site
Sponsored by

countdown.co.nz
grabone.co.nz
mightyape.co.nz
priceme.co.nz
thewarehouse.co.nz

Best Site for Families
Sponsored by

familyfirst.co.nz
kidspot.co.nz
kiwifamilies.co.nz
mumsreview.co.nz
whatnow.tv

Best Site for Gamers
Sponsored by

gpforums.co.nz
mightyape.co.nz
nzgamer.com
on3network.co.nz
playtech.co.nz

Best Site for Small Business
Sponsored by

bnz.co.nz
business.govt.nz
smallbusinesshub.co.nz
stuff.co.nz/business/
xero.com

Best Site for Travelers
Sponsored by

airnewzealand.co.nz
expedia.co.nz
flightcentre.co.nz
houseoftravel.co.nz
travelbug.co.nz

Best Social Networking Page
Sponsored by

facebook.co.nz/allblacks
facebook.co.nz/cancelthegc
facebook.co.nz/internalising
facebook.co.nz/mightyape
facebook.co.nz/seedsaversnz

Best Sports & Recreation Site
Sponsored by

allblacks.com
skysport.co.nz
sportsground.co.nz
stuff.co.nz/sport/
superrugby.co.nz

Best Viral Video
Sponsored by

Craig Platt the bully
Legend by NZ Transport (Ghost Chips)
Missing climber song
Nek Minute
Stand in Black (All Blacks)

Best Web Ad
Sponsored by

2degrees – The mission continues
I hate web ads
Instant Kiwi - Garage sale
NZ Transport - Internalising a complex situation
Sorted – Shrink your dumb debt

Best Web Developer
Sponsored by

123Online
96Black
Orcas
Twiik
Zeald

Most Trusted Website
Sponsored by

asb.co.nz
kiwibank.co.nz
nationalbank.co.nz
trademe.co.nz
westpac.co.nz

Overall Winner
Sponsored by

countdown.co.nz
mightyape.co.nz
nzdating.com
stuff.co.nz
trademe.co.nz

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Govt commits $15.5m to digital identity research
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Spending on robotic systems and drones will be on the rise in 2019
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Quora's been breached: Users, change your passwords
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Chinese smartphone brands are set to overthrow Samsung
"Top Chinese mobile phone manufacturers boosted their sales across emerging markets in the third quarter of 2018.”
OPPO completes 'world first' 5G multiparty video call
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NZ's growing tech sector creates job boom
"New tech roles are highly paid generating new wealth for regional New Zealand and research has found that for every new tech role created 4.9 other support roles are created in a community."
Darksiders III returns for a new generation
Darksiders III is not a very good game because it tries too hard to mimic the gameplay of Dark Souls and games similar to it. If the combat was smoother and the checkpoints were more plentiful, this would have been a much better game than it currently is.