Miriama Kamo, journalist, convenor of the judge's panel
Award-winning journalist Miriama Kamo is the presenter of TV One's flagship current affairs programme, Sunday. Miriama worked as a reporter on Sunday between 2002-2005. During that time she won the prestigious Best Current Affairs Reporter gong at the Qantas Media Awards in 2005 for her investigation into alleged abuses at Porirua Hospital in the 1960s and 70s. She then spent six years fronting TV2 current affairs show 20/20.
"Sunday is a programme of great prestige and quality, and it's a privilege to be working alongside journalists and crafts-people the country trusts and whom I admire greatly," Kamo says. Miriama also presents Tonight, TVNZ’s late news bulletin, and co-presents Marae Investigates Now.
Some of New Zealand’s most esteemed writers, critics, broadcasters and artists have been selected as judges to choose the most outstanding New Zealand books published during 2013.
“We’re delighted with the variety and high calibre of the judging panels for the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the 2014 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards,” Juliet Blyth, the Chair of the Book Awards Governance Group said.