The 1999


1999 Aardvark awards
Here are the 1999 Aardvark Net Industry Awards as voted by Aardvark's readers.

Because these awards have been chosen by the people who use the Net, I like to feel that they are an accurate representation of the public's taste and preferences. The "Total Nominations" refers to the total number of sites, products or services nominated for the award.

Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to all those who took the time to register their votes.
Bruce Simpson, Editor/Publisher, Aardvark

Last Year's Awards

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SODA
Even though it's been defunct for some time, 36% of Aardvark readers said "bring back SODA" and voted it the top award. The Netguide awards came a close second.

Total nominations in this category 10

MICROSOFT IE5
Netscape has lost it's crown amongst Aardvark readers with IE5 scooping the pool this year with a healthy 53% of the votes.

Total nominations in this category 8

MICROSOFT INTELLIMOUSE
It looks as if this new technology is a hit with the new Microsoft mouse scoring a healthy 20% of the votes cast. Last year's winner, IHUG's SatNet (nee StarNet) still put in a healthy showing though -- along with Telecom's Jetstream and Saturn's Cable service.

Total nominations in this category 24

DREAMWEAVER
A second straight win for DreamWeaver which gathered 11% of the votes. HomeSite and FrontPage tied for second.

Total nominations in this category 36

NZ HERALD STOCKWATCH
The new sharemarket and business news service from the NZ Herald a winner here with 10% of the vote in a hotly contested category. Last year's winner, ASB FastNet came in second.

Total nominations in this category 37

RUSSELL BROWN
Yet another win for Russell Brown who incresed his lead to 20% of the vote this year -- be proud Russell!. New and highly placed this year was the NZ Herald's Peter Sinclair.

Total nominations in this category 25

XTRA
A well deserved win for XTRA's website which, considering the number of entries, gathered an amazing 26% of the vote.

Total nominations in this category 32

DYNALINK
This year the popular Dynalink won 52% of the vote to displace USR/3Comm which had to settle for second place.

Total nominations in this category 11

ICQ
Another win for ICQ -- albeit with a smaller share of the vote (18%) this year due to the rising popularity of Linux, Winamp and GetRight.

Total nominations in this category 40

NZ NETGUIDE MAGAZINE
Netguide cements its position as "the" NZ Net-related publication, scoring 64% of the vote despite the arrival of computer-related material in the NZ Herald which drew some votes this time.

Total nominations in this category 14

THE FLYING PIG
A real battle between two clear contenders for this prestigeous title saw The Flying Pig site gather 24% of the vote towin out, albeit by the narrowest of margins, over Telecom and its 0867 idea. I think it has to be said though... the Flying Pig has come a long way since that God-awful launch and they did receive some votes in the best Net-based service category.

Total nominations in this category 33

Congratulations to all the winners and good luck for next year.

Award winners are entitled (but not obliged) to use the relevant
graphic on their own sites with an optional link back to this page.

Special thanks this year to Microsoft New Zealand who sponsored the prize draw into which all voters were entered. Pay your dues and say something nice about them today!

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