I just watched a "live" broadcast of the 2010 NZ Radio Awards - and by live, I mean prerecorded and edited for streaming. A function was held for Auckland broadcasters, which looked like a Friday night piss-up in the Viaduct. We only get to see static pictures of winning talent who are outside of Auckland.
I continue to loathe award ceremonies. They are boring and tedious and don't serve to further anyones career - the only good thing about these ceremonies, is the chance to catch up with old colleagues (or many you wish to avoid).
So now the NZ radio industry is so cheap (and crippled), it can't even get together properly? Wow.