The Dominion Post was crowned Newspaper of the Year at the Canon Media Awards in Auckland last night.
Editor Bernadette Courtney was delighted that the paper had won the supreme award.
"It confirms our commitment to quality journalism, telling stories that resonate with readers."
Courtney said it was a win for the whole team.
"To win is a superb achievement and credit needs to go to everyone involved. We have always been proud of our journalism and I am immensely proud of the team that works so hard to produce a paper that we know our readers love," she said.
"Our individual winners show the depth of talent right across our team - our readers are well served by the country's best editorial team."
Andrea Vance was named Reporter of the Year and was also awarded the prestigious Wolfson Fellowship. Vance, who also won the award for political reporting, revealed the leaked contents of a top-secret review's finding that the Government Communications Security Bureau illegally spied on 85 New Zealanders.
The Dominion Post also received the award for Best Digital Community Interaction for the Wellington Report, a week-long series in the newspaper and its website assessing Wellington's future after Prime Minister John Key claimed the city was "dying".
Marty Sharpe took the prize for science and environment reporting, while Sam Boyer was named Junior Reporter of the Year.
Photographer Craig Simcox won the award for best news picture.
The Stuff.co.nz website was named best news site.