APN and Fairfax top Panpas

APN has taken top honours at the 2015 Panpa Awards with its Yandina site named print centre of the year at Friday night’s gala awards.

As one of only three printing plants left standing in APN’s Australia Regional Media (ARM) network, Yandina has seen significant upgrades recently which are now paying off.

ARM has closed four printing plants in as many years with kit transferred to its remaining souped-up sites in Yandina, Warwick and Rockhampton.

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Fairfax was the other big winner this year with its Canberra site winning best double width regional newspaper for the Illawarra Mercury, and Albury winning the community print award for the Frankston Times.

The company’s Tamworth print centre also won the new pre-print or supplement award for its work on ‘Lifestyles of the 50+’.

WA Newspapers is the only other Australian winner, for best regional single-width title the Harvey-Waroona Reporter. Other awards were won by Hong Kong and Taiwan companies.

The awards were part of the Future Forum newspaper conference and sponsored by Norske Skog.

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