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  • Michael

    Well done guys, you work hard and deserve it.

  • pisces8284 .

    Excellent news! Congratulations Cam and team!!!

  • Grocersgirl

    Yaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  • Not Clinically Insane

    Brilliant stuff!!!

  • Oldgolfer

    Congratulations

  • Congratulations to all the WO team; enjoy the moment.

    The fact that sundry lefties are going to get all bent out of shape about this award is just an added bonus!

  • Blue West

    Great result!

  • Garbageman

    Brilliant news Cam, Pete, SB, Nige, Trav (where ever you are) and ground crew, make sure you text JK the good news so he lets noddy norman know at question time tomorrow

  • NotGandalf

    Told ya! Totally deserved. well done. So many people can just suck on this!

  • dgrogan

    CONGRATULATIONS WOBH.

  • bjmarsh

    THATS GREAT FOR 2014 – ON ON FOR 2015!!

  • Aucky

    Great news! Well done Cameron & the team.

    I wonder whether its on the front page of the Herald yet. Was David Fisher there?

  • rangitoto

    Excellent. When Wussell asks his questions tomorrow, the speaker should insist that he add the epithet “Award winning blogger ……”.

    • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

      He won’t get a good sleep for a long time….

    • John Warren

      It would certainly make a change from “toxic blogger” and “poisonous blogger”. Can’t see it happening though.

    • JAFA Gazza

      I rhink that would be MULTIPLE Award winning blogger as voted by the PEOPLE……heh heh heh!

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Double delight for me!!!

    (a) Looks like Cam has forgiven me (I hope this is not a technical glitch which is allowing me to post)

    (b) I am able to post in the BEST BLOG!!! – Way to go Cam, you deserve it…..

    • Garbageman

      and a warm welcome back SCS, your talents were wasted at tv3 lol

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Please don’t praise me…I don’t want to be banned again…I will be flying way under Pete’s and Cam’s radar this time….

        • Garbageman

          ok no praise but i will say this slowly, stick to thread topic lol

        • Muffin

          Welcome back buddy

        • Wahbonnah

          I wonder if POY is willing to tone it down and reenter the fray?

    • LovetoTeach

      And me too. Congrats to all

    • Michael_l_c

      Me to, must be an amnesty for the awards. Big well done to all of you and all of us.

    • Leave your schtick at the door, and then all is ok

      • kiwibattler

        What was the reaction of the win at the awards Pete?

      • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

        Will behave. You will be surprised at the quality of my comments. You haven’t seen the serious and intelligent side of me…..

        • Wahbonnah

          bwahahahaha don’t change too much, and we enjoy your witty sense of humour.
          Just make in within the rules, so we all can enjoy your sense of humour SCS

    • jude

      I have missed you over here:) Welcome back!!

    • Wine Man

      Same boat as me SCS…glad to be back and happy to see the cream rise to the top.

    • MoggieManiac

      Welcome back, Sir.
      I like your comment at (b).
      I also like to think it’s an award for all of us who come here and post here. Goes to show what a discerning, educated bunch we are, to recognise what a great blogger we participate with.

    • Wahbonnah

      Welcome back brutha!!!!
      It took me a while to realize your comments were tongue in cheek lol
      It’s hard to pick sarcasm up in the written format.

  • Rosco

    Great news – congrats team!!

  • Fritz

    I can hear Tiso and Fisher squealing from here.

    • Isherman

      Yeah, the echo will continue in the papers tomorrow.

    • burns_well_eh

      I can see the headline in tomorrow’s WO – Oh the tears of impotent rage…

  • Congratulations, this the the best news! I can’t tell you how chuffed I am.

  • john Doe

    Just got the news. Big burly bloke that I am jumped up and punched the air. Mrs Doe nearly fell off the cooch. Well done team. Well done. . A small slice of vindication. Awesome

  • Sally

    Great news. Well done to all.

  • G M B

    I bet the msm say naff all about this. Well done guys

    • Caprice

      don’t worry, I am happy now to wait until Freed can announce it to the world. PS Cam – I think I love you… And the team.

      • Radvad

        We all love him.

  • wanarunna

    Congratulations. The twins will be beside themselves at the news.

  • Sharyn

    You so deserve it, where can I buy one of your t shirts?

    • Disinfectant

      Probably on trade me for 10 times the price now.

    • jude

      They are as rare as hen’s teeth. Hopefully in the future they will be a money earner for Whale oil.They may have to do a run for Christmas, just include package and postage in the price!

      • Blackcap

        well done WO team. I also would be very keen to buy one of your shirts. T/shirt or polo, does not matter but it would be great advertising if us plebs could also buy a WO branded shirt and wear it proudly to work on casual Fridays.

        • jude

          A number have mentioned this on the blog.
          Maybe mention on general debate ,i am sure it could be a good fundraiser for the blog.

        • Radiodog

          And casual Saturdays, Sundays,………..hopefully it will happen.

  • Mrs_R

    Great news. Congratulations to the WO team. Your joy will bring tears of sadness to many…. Woohoo, go you good things :)

  • dad4justice

    This is a sick joke for the Qweens and Standard Sewer types.

    • Kiwibabe

      For the nay sayers among media and political lot. No more questions etc in parliment about WOBF?

  • Bryan

    congratulations you have taken a lot this year, but the truth will always come to the top

  • Andrea

    Well done guys… you deserve this

  • Herbert Charles

    SWEET!!!!

  • George

    Comes as no surprise. Real news will always trump MSM. Well done, and thanks for your efforts. You have kept me sain.

  • Souvlaki

    Take 2 anginine tablets and call me in the morning Tiso !

    • Dave

      You left off. Turn off your phone, back away from the keyboard. Take a 2 litre bottle of water from the fridge, go for a walk, find a spot in a park or similar, and have a good think. Do not return until that bottle of water has been consumed.

  • JAFA Gazza

    GET IN MATE!!! Can’t wait to hear Tiso’s hand wringing condemnations. …:) The PEOPLE voted…and you bloody deserve it. Congratulations Cam! Congratulations Pete..SB…and all the team. Very proud to wear the shirt and be part of the crew!!!!

  • conwaycaptain

    The VITRIOL will be sprayed in industrial quantities tomorrow by Wussel, Giovanni, Bradbury, Smalley etc etc. Gower will be apopleptic with rage, Soper will be spraying spit all over the place, Campbell will be having a nervous breakdown and KDC will be wanting to get out of NZ>

    • Woody

      So,what’s the downside?

  • Day Day

    The butt hurt will be palpable on the left.

  • edee

    Excellent news and very well deserved. Congratulations all. This certainly will stick in a lot of peoples craw … good!

  • Orange

    Seriously? Great news! Well done.

  • Cowgirl

    This message goes out to Giovanni Tiso, with hugs and kisses xox:

  • Barnacles2

    Congrats guys, the truth will prevail

  • Watcher

    It is so satisfying when a plan comes together.

  • Annie218

    Congratulations! What a win and a great end (nearly) to a very challenging year. Very pleased for the whole team.

  • Jack

    Congratulations. Great news.- even if I don’t like some of the excessively rough language. At least looking for the truth. A kick in the tail for a heap of resentful bigots

  • NotGandalf

    just posted on my personal Facebook page, not one to make my politics very public, but the hell with it…..

  • McGrath

    The best answer to stick it up all the haters out there!

  • Dr Gonzo

    The tiniest bit fascist and a tad self serving at times – Hey who wouldn’t be after the last 8 months ! – But hats off to you, MSM are not even playing the same sport !!

    • Orange

      I don’t think that word means what you think it means…

      • Dr Gonzo

        I don’t think you’ve been paying much attention then…

        • Orange

          Never

  • James M

    Unlike my Auckland mayoral vote I’m glad my web award vote was a winner and something great. Well done team.

  • Joe_Bloggs

    The perfect response to Dirty Politics… just perfect. Well done.

  • Liberty

    Congratulation the Whale team.

  • Judy Mitchell

    Well done to every reader who bothered to take the time and trouble to vote. The team ethic and resultant reader loyalty (even if banned for our own stupidity!) is a major difference between this and other blogs.

    • mommadog

      According to leftist thinking we are not real. The readership stats are made up. So the votes will be rigged and it will all somehow be JK’s fault. Perhaps he got it rigged in WO’s favour because WO has something over him and this is what the tweets that Russell wants to see were really about. – NOT. Sore losers so I wait for the conspiracy story to appear.

      • Judy Mitchell

        According to leftist thinking we are not real, of course mommadog.. I guess that’s because those of the left would never get behind anything they really believe in because they prefer to lay back on the couch and assume someone else will do it for them. Kind of like getting out of bed and going down the road to vote on election day, Those from the right however tend to prefer not to take the chance and get off their backsides and do whatever it takes. But you are so right; the voting will be perceived as being rigged, and rigged by John Key of course because Cam knows some terrible secret about him.

  • jcpry

    Excellent my dear sirs! Well done all.

  • John Warren

    Congratulations. All you need to do is stick to the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and you will continue to reap the rewards of ever-increasing readership and participation, and more awards.

  • Cowgirl

    Oh how the tears of impotent rage will flow – and how delicious they will taste. I’m sure if I sit still and stay very, very quiet, I can almost hear the screeching from here in Canada.
    Well done to the WO team – nobody does it better.

    • essiep

      “Makes me feel sad for the rest” – not!

  • jagjones

    I gotta say this is very funny…

  • Jack

    Yep! Is that vicious, vitriolic, vengeful venom I hear pouring forth

  • caochladh

    WELL DONE CAM & THE TEAM!! Revel in the glory and enjoy the night!

  • Blue Tim

    Congratulations

  • CheesyEarWax

    Congrats. This should headline the Horrid tomorrow.

    • Woody

      They will be too busy blowing their own trumpet for their own award. They have already managed to get some negativity in their reporting of the WO win.

    • Judy Mitchell

      Do you really think there will be any mention? If there is, I’ll buy you a whaleoil polo if any are going to be reprinted. And I think there should be!!!

      • CheesyEarWax

        I was being sarcastic. ;-)

      • Glenn

        I think you owe CheesyEarWax a polo, WhaleOil mentioned in Horrid article tonight. Well done Team WO.

  • aero13

    Congrats Team WO. How good is that!!

  • JoJo

    Fantastic! Well deserved win. Congratulations to you all :-)

  • JAFA Gazza

    Cant wait to hear the Shrill of the Left tomorrow. ..Martyn Martin…I bet your fingers are turning your keyboard into plastic froth with the drooling vitriol you want to paste onto TS tomorrow. ..but the only people reading it will be those people that didnt vote for THE PEOPLES CHOICE OF BEST BLOG OF THE YEAR….acually MULTI AWARD WINNING BLOG….how many have you won? :)

    • burns_well_eh

      Just the 3, so far…

  • pisces8284 .

    Did the congratulations crash the site? lol

  • Radiodog

    Congratulations team. Beer and bubbles time. Onward and upward !!!

  • The Other Enoch

    Absolutely faaaantaaastic result Cam. Well done to you and the Team. Is a ‘Threesum’ in your sights? I hope so. My vote for next year is already I my drafts folder.

  • la la land

    Oh my god – well done! I feel excited like I have won it myself! Big grins here.

  • Curly1952

    Well done Cam & team. Too late for a toast tonight, tomorrow will do. Usually wake up around 4,30 so may listen to that Smalley at 5 and listen to her chew on lemons over this. I bet Cam & Whale won’t even rate a mention from her

  • TonyM

    Congrats team! Keep up the good work

  • cows4me

    No comment over at the substandard, they might have done a Jonestown.

    • JAFA Gazza

      Ha ha ha ….oh so cutting! !!!

  • JAFA Gazza

    Has anyone been rascally enough to post this on TS? Just wondering ….;)

  • LesleyNZ

    Excellent news. Well done to you all at Whaleoil. What do you think now Russel?

    • Dr Gonzo

      That’s Wussel to you

      • Edward Bufe

        Weasel Wussel

  • Pete

    Sensational. a big thumbs up to Cam and the team.

  • Saggy

    Not bad for a sociopath!

  • Michelle

    Great news well done all the hard work and abuse you have had to put up with will be a slap in the face of the left
    l can hear the screams from them already

  • ElleAsks

    Oh what sweet news – there you go Giovani Tiso – the people have spoken – “Best Blog”!!! Congratulations team.

  • Isherman

    Yaaay…

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  • Wannabee

    My faith in our democracy has been restored. The people have spoken. congratulations everyone.

  • All_on_Red

    Congratulations , well done. You guys do huge work and deserve the recognition.

  • Yeahright

    All quiet on Twitter tonight……

    • mommadog

      Drowning their sorrows more like. Wait a couple of hours and there may be some drunken venomous tweets appear.

    • Emjay

      Or they are busy writing application letters for Freed.

  • Spiker

    Whale oil beef hooked!!! Well done team.

  • Pluto

    Your night Cam, SB, Pete & team.
    Up against such a torrent of crap from the other side you have proven that ultimately it is the truth that people want to read.

  • DoctorEvo

    Huge congratulations!
    Well done team :-)

  • Effluent

    I guess there must have been be an amnesty if I can post again, and what better occasion. Schadenfreude is very strong tonight.

    • JAFA Gazza

      Welcome back chap…..as a multiple -transgressor!!!!

      • Effluent

        thanks, it’s great to be back. I’ve been suffering withdrawals over the last couple of months. Will be on best behaviour from now on.

        • JAFA Gazza

          I learned the hard way too mate….

  • Sally Browning

    Big congrats team. Have to admit to feeling a bit down with the all out attack on Cam and John Key. This has cheered me right up

  • JAFA Gazza

    You know…..we should organise a fundraising BBQ for all WO’er’s in the New Year.?…?celebrate this and show that there are 200k people that support this place and will not be over stood. …anyone want to help organise???

    • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

      Maybe countdown etc would like to donate the potato salad as a sign of good will. Hmm perhaps this award will make those taking the “moral high ground” over being non political will rethink their google ads decisions.

      • dgrogan

        Better yet, Pack ‘n Save might have some humble pie they want to donate. After all, that’s where they’re going to find their audience in any meaningful numbers.

    • Dr Gonzo

      Yeaaaah – Go Rick (with the silent P) lets get 5% of NZers in one place for a Barbie

      • pisces8284 .

        Government House grounds?

    • kiwibattler

      I can imagine the MSM flocking to that and reporting on the event like it was the unveiling of KKK members………

      • JAFA Gazza

        Oh one could only hope!

    • JAFA Gazza

      Seriously I will work on this…..I’ll even grab my ex labour supporting girlfriend to help. But our community can and should be able to do this huh Anyone up for helping to organise. …lobby….etc?

    • JAFA Gazza

      How about Taupo late Feb?

    • Jafarma

      Sounds like a good opportunity for a fund raiser if need be by selling more t-shirts

      • JAFA Gazza

        Sure that could be sorted…just all a case of logistics, resources…time and location…sort of appeals to my OCD… :)

  • Excitedly awaiting Whodunnit

    I guess one time winners can be written off as just lucky (if you really try that is) but a two time winner says it is a model that others should follow and they must be doing something consistantly right.

  • kiwibattler

    Now remind me again why John Key SHOULD NOT talk to the owner of the best blog in New Zealand?

    • JAFA Gazza

      Multiple Award Winning Blog as voted by the People!!!! ;)

    • stanman

      remind me why he SHOULD?the award is not about John Key or any way connected.
      Its a loose loose for Key- he needs to govern -let others do the blog communication stuff,the media are hell bent on the negative connotation Jk and WO have together as mates-it will eventually stick-so reality is he cuts the rope and lets WO do what it does best and JK does what he does best-run a country

      • Yeahright

        It will only stick with the ignorant. Most people will not care, or even just turn off the news. That’s what I hear.

        • stanman

          your delusional if you believe that-this is the first real opportunity media and the left have had to tarnish JKs reputation-And they’ve made a solid start with the connection.To be frank it wasn’t a good look last week with the text thing- dont care whether he can talk to whoever-it was not a good look off the back of all the election rubbish

          • stanman

            well done WO though-we had the best coverage minute by minute of all events the past 12 months

          • BlitzkriegNZ

            You’re right, it wasn’t a good look…. For the media ragging on about some texts. Now they’ll look even more pathetic with Whaleoil’s awesome win!

        • dgrogan

          You heard right. In fact, I can confirm I’ve switched MSM off – and I know I’m not alone. :)

  • Radvad

    Well done and well deserved. Being “toxic” obviously pays dividends.

  • Yes but WO only won because “it was popular” !

    • JAFA Gazza

      True. It’s so unfair huh? It ßhould have been Tips or Martyn Martyn turn…..because they are waiting patiently and the populace need to understand what they are trying to say and if they on l h ad a b ett er mess….mm mm zzźzzźźzźźzzzzzz *snore*

      • MaryLou

        Sorry, us Nu Zillanders are not that smart. More like sheep

    • nellie

      Yeah what a concept, popular but not populist!

  • Ilovelife

    Congratulations to the whole team, especially Cam and SB. Hope you get a well deserved sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow grinning ear to ear. You guys rock!

  • Michael_l_c

    Will this be on the news tonight or tomorrow?
    Big congrats

  • Nechtan

    Best Blog. (enough said) (we knew that)

  • D.Dave

    Hooray, just like the Election, my vote was not wasted. I seem to always back the winner. Well done Cam and SB (and all your staff).

  • Dumrse

    I’m gonna have to wake at 0500 to see if Lardo has the grace to mention it.

  • Bart67

    That’s just bloody awesome! Congratulations Cam, SB, and all the long suffering and hardworking staffers at WOBH! After all the free publicity they’ve given you, the Labour Party could be tempted to claim this as a win, just so they can remember what winning something actually feels like!

  • no bullswool

    Well done WO Team, keep up the great work!

  • bristol

    “Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins.” Frank Dane
    Congratulations Cam and WO team, you’re good people.

  • Damon Mudgway

    We told you guys you were doing everything right. Congrats WO team.

  • Huia

    Great, GREAT news, so very well done. Wow, you must be pleased.
    I know I am.
    Just fantastic news.

  • Billythekid

    Congratulations and thank you WO for the HONEST media that you are. Hard nosed socialists avoid your TRUE news that the international ground crew and others relish. What a dreadful loss for them, unable to acknowledge the REALITY of WOBH.
    I fear the interview process for FREED news media staff may be a waste of time if you are interviewing MSM boil heads, thus I implore you to think outside the square ?
    Thank you again for HONEST media.

  • cronus.nz

    Wonderful news. Congratulations to the Whale Oil team.

  • Caprice

    Wondering what a billboard at the airport roundabout in Wellington would cost… I would donate to that, even though I live a thousand K’s away.

    • JAFA Gazza

      Holy cr%p THAT is cool!!!!

    • JAFA Gazza

      I’d DEF be in for that!! :) Shall we?

  • Cindy

    Well done team! You deserve to feel great after such a long drawn out few months. Onwards and upwards!

  • IKIDUNOT

    What better way to ‘stick it to the MSM’ than too win again….congrats team!

  • Richard

    Sorry if this is a low calorie comment but YEEEEEEEEHAHHHHHHHH.

  • Billythekid

    For the benefit of Angry Andy, Michelle Bog, Rachael Smelley and all the lefty boil heads, Toxic is trendy at the moment !!!!
    Problem being, non of the latter have a clue how to portray it with honesty.

  • chwaga

    What a wonderful effort…congratulations to Cam, SB and the team…triumph over adversity!

  • Sunshine

    Wahoo, awesome result Cam, SB, Pete and team, what a stellar end to what has been an extraordinary year of eye opening news reporting. Whale Oil has continued to be the most progressive of all media, and a greater proportion of the public are backing you.

  • Morgy

    Congratulations team. Well deserved! I challenge all readers to convert more non believers! Get them here once and they will see the light

  • Chris Chitens

    Don’t forgot to stick 2013’s winner banner under the latest one on the left of the page. I was always jealous of the kids at school with the most colours. Pin em all up and rub Tiso’s sour face in it!

  • Sally

    We must not forget all those who were saying WO was dying and it was just an empty vacuum.

  • stephen2d

    I’m so pleased and proud of you lot , I hope I don’t sound patronising.

    Haters gonna hate, and love your work.

  • Edward Bufe

    Hallelujah Amen. This beats all the negative rubbish coming from the left, they lose Cam Wins. It wont end, tomorrow the garbage from the lefties will only intensify. They are so predictable, completely devoid of all strategy or ideas, there will just be more of the same Dirty Politics. Their only wish is to have Cam banned and probably banished to some remote island to shut him up.

  • burns_well_eh

    I hope he did!

  • Catherine Kennedy

    Warm congrats Cam and team. Richly deserved. Suck that up all the haters.

  • 40something

    Heartfelt thanks Whaleoil – for a place to go, for our voices to be heard, for shelter from the never-ending cacophony of nonsense we are exposed to daily, for the real stories, for New Zealand as it should be.
    All down to you team – fabulous recognition for a job well done.

  • Sticktotheknitting

    Fantastic! Congratulations. Best news I’ve had this year. Yippee.

  • montikaza

    Music to my ears! Congrats to the team at Whaleoil – you’re doing a fabulous job. I enjoy your blog… you don’t mince words and tell it straight from exposing the antics of dodgy councils to manipulative media exploiting the poor.

  • dale

    Well done team! The sunny day just got a little brighter here in Perth and the beer tastes better with that great news.

    • stephen2d

      Well , I’ll join you in a few days in Perth weather enjoyment and celebrate this WO achievement! What a way to end the evening tonight! :)

    • Wahbonnah

      especially now that tui is now imported!!!!!

  • HunuaRanger

    I’m just imagining the wailing and gnashing of teeth of the standardized lefties.
    Congratulations team.

  • Chur

  • ozbob68

    Anyone can create technology or rhetoric. It takes a special someone to create a community. Congrats to Cam and the Crew.

  • Jafarma

    Definitely a well deserved award for all the reasons mentioned. But there are bigger things to aim for in future are there not? like best news site??

    • Dave

      I voted for Whale Oil in Best News, best Blog and best Entertainment as well as Cre8d….. winning team, again

  • John1234

    Great news – congratulations to the worthy winners. Added bonus will be the seething anger this will generate amongst the haters. Their monitors will require spittle wipers!

  • Great stuff
    Although the libtards will be claiming in the morning that it’s only because you know all the judges secrets
    Can see the morning headlines already

    • 40something

      Good to see the west so well represented mike b.
      Small world.

  • Bill Hanna

    Fantastic effort team, well deserved

  • patriot

    I knew Whale Oil would win…no other blog comes close. Congratulations to the Whale Oil team…you guys rock!!

  • Bluemanning

    Congratulations, I had hoped and it happened despite the left.

  • Reid

    Which awards did the Herald win?

    Chortle.

  • Karma

    Congratulations team WO! Next time Andy Pandy calls CS a sociopath remember to correct him…’award winning sociopath’

  • benniedawg

    Congratulations! Further confirmation that I and others are reading the best.

  • Effluent

    I look forward to hearing you described as “the double award winning right wing attack blogger” tomorrow on morning report, instead of just “…right wing attack blogger”.
    NOT.
    Funny how they never preface any other media outlet’s name with a string of derogatory epithets. Maybe a complaint to the press council is in order.

    • Lux

      Excellent words of choice !

    • Triple…2 x ESET Netguide and One Canon Media Award

      • EveryWhichWayButLeft

        I think you should just use ‘multi-award winning’ – that way you won’t have to change it every year when you scoop the awards again.

      • kehua

        Can`t wait to read the next Metro, you deserve this like no other, go Get Em .

  • paul468

    Congrats to all the team, well done; well deserved.

  • IntrinsicValue

    Congrats…a terrific effort and a great tribute to everyone at the WOBH team. Keep up the good work…don’t let the turkeys get you down!

    • JAFA Gazza

      Nil Illigitimum Carborundum

  • albungy

    Congratulations – you helped a lot when trying to figure out the dirty politics giving us another view. The way the other journalists go on you would think they only got their information straight from the horses mouth and never had to resort to some more lateral thinking and possibly a little devious methods to get the information out to us all.

  • BooHooNotMyFault

    Grats Cam and crew! Although of course it was John Key’s fault.

    • JAFA Gazza

      Hey! Dont forget the sociopath that was complicit!

  • IainH

    Well done!

  • Bartman

    Great news – thoroughly deserved!

  • Hakaru

    Congratulations Cam and all the others that make this site what it is. I look forward to you receiving the award next year and the year after and the year after that.

  • david

    Funny thing is, the Herald hasn’t heard yet – obviously not news.

    • geoff2112

      It was but has dropped down and off list……

      • Goldfish

        They didn’t make the story sticky (on the front page) like they did when their reporter won sports reporter of the year?

  • Frank Dusty

    Awesome – congrats to you all at Whaleoil Inc

  • kehua

    Yeeha well done Cam , SB and the Team, I can hear the tears of rage flooding into the Waitemata.

  • Champagneshane

    Just tuned in for the bedtime read….brilliant stuff Cam & SB. I’m a relative newbie on here but a long term tenant on planet earth so Ive seen many heads roll over the years. I can tell the bastards wont get you down so keep the
    pedal to the metal. Try and take a day off and treat SB to a nice lunch and walk along the beach

  • Coaster

    Bradbury. Apples, how do you like them?

  • dale

    Has JK texted congrats yet? Maybe this will get a mention in the House tomorrow. Lol

  • island time

    Well done WOBH. There is daylight between this blog and all the others. I certainly do not agree with all your opinions and do not consider you to be unbiased (you even state that), but your overall content resonates so well that I will always be a follower of this blog.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Cam wins awards sponsored by CANON and now EPSON…all printers…no wonder Norman will be very angry tomorrow…all his money printing printers are now backing Whale Oil….LOL….

  • Mortality

    Leaving them for …dead…again…congrats!

  • rantykiwi

    Well done Cam, SB and all the WO crew – not that there was ever going to be another outcome. Now let’s wait and enjoy the anguished wailings of the Left, the righteous indignation of the MSM, and the irate rantings of Hager and Rawshark at WOBH once again being proven a popular success.

  • Steely Man

    Congratulations Cameron and team

  • Lord Evans

    Even though it’s 2am I have just read the news – wow, just WOW, what a great result WOBH. This win will sustain you through some tough times. Congratulations, you’ve earned it and you fully deserve it!

  • FredFrog

    Congratulations Cam, & crew!

    Edit: And thank you for letting me back in.

  • Statehousekid

    Well done Cam

  • JKV

    Fabulous news! Congratulations Cam and all the WO team. What a wonderful start to the day.

  • kiwiinamerica

    Late to the party but a big huge congrats Cam especially after all the rubbish you’ve had to put up with!

  • Cadwallader

    Congratulations again!

    Here are some plaudits you won’t receive…
    Smalley: “You are a true and authentically serious journalist.”
    Andy:”You’re not a sociopath but a true commentator of NZ politics.”
    Cunnliffe: “I want you to be my campaign manager in 2017.”
    Lorcke:”Please start your own party and let me be all the candidates your fantasies may dictate.”
    Clark: “Come to NY boy, there’s room here at the top!”
    Martin/Martyn: “I’ll happily sell you your next home, next to me I hope!”

  • chef01

    Congratulations to you all, you folk do an awesome job. Thank you

  • johcar

    “The best revenge is massive success”
    -Frank Sinatra

    (http://thinkexist.com/quotes/frank_sinatra/)

  • busman

    very well done team , look forward to 2015 !

  • Magor

    Excellent news indeed congrats to the Whale Oil team

  • Nugog

    Congratulations to all of you involved with WhaleOil!

  • BW_Lord

    I’ll add my congratulations to everyone else’s. Well done team, and keep the sunlight shining in dark corners.

  • Whitey

    Congratulations! A well-deserved win.

  • Tony

    Congratulations. This is the only news site that is worth reading. It is great to read unbiased news unlike the drivel we get from MSM.

  • Gaynor

    Awesome news a huge congratulations to Cameron and team…

  • BruceM

    Congrats Cam and team. Well deserved after a tough but exciting year. Don’t we live in interesting times. WOBH is first my go to news site every morning meanwhile the Herald App icon is rusting away on my home screen.

  • Bob D

    Congratulations, I was surprised they didn’t allow the hysterical attacks to cloud their judgement. Good on them, and you guys.

  • jaundiced

    Congratulations

  • jaundiced

    And thanks for letting me back to the best blog

  • 1951

    Arrived back into the country at 7am, got into car and the first thing I heard was Susan Woods reading (in flattened tone) that Whaleoil won best blog. Oh the joy was two-fold, the win and her almost strangled voice struggling not to sound as bad as in that interview with JK on Monday. Struggling, as I am sure I wasn’t the only one to send complaint to ZB about that interview. Just luv-it hitting The Pack smack between the eyes. Congratulations Cam, SB, Pete & all. This one is even more precious than the first.

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