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Wintec journalism graduate nabs prestigious award

Wintec journalism graduate Christopher Reive took home an award at the 2016 Sport New Zealand Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards on Wednesday night.

Christopher, who has been working at the Taranaki Daily News since graduating from Wintec in 2015, received the Best Provincial/Community Journalist award at a ceremony in Auckland.

Reive, who is based at the Taranaki Daily News, beat fellow Fairfax Media finalists, Scott Donaldson (Southland Times) and Phillip Rollo (Nelson Mail).

The annual awards, which have been running for 36 years, recognise New Zealand’s top sports journalists and photographers. There were more than 110 entries across all New Zealand media organisations this year.

You can check out some of Christopher’s work here and more information on the awards here.