Community news awards:We’ve done it again

The Times is celebrating after a successful showing at the recent NZ Community Newspaper Awards.

The competition accepts entries in various categories from independent newspaper and magazine companies from throughout the country.

This year Times Media excelled, particularly with its magazines.

Best Magazine was the Times’ Rural Living magazine.EastLife also won Best Front Page Magazine and also won Best Feature/Supplement.

The Times’ art director Clare McGillivray picked up the Best Graphic Design award for South Magazine.

Long-time journalist Jon Rawlinson, a prolific winner of NZCNA awards, took third for Best Headline and was second in the category Best Sports Journalist Senior for EastLife.

Best Lifestyle Feature Writer was Angela Kemp, a well-known name in the Times stable of magazines. Rawlinson took second place in the category.

Meanwhile Botany and Ormiston Times took a creditable second for Best Front Page and seasoned snapper Wane Martin was third equal in the Best Photographer category.

Times Media general manager Reay Neben was delighted with the results.

“I am thrilled that our team continue to excel,” she said.

“In these tough times it was so nice to have something special happen for the team. We need to still receive the proper awards at a special awards dinner and that will be really relaxed as we know what we have won.”