Top award for former reporter

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A former Ensign reporter has received a top newspaper award.

Simon Knyvett won the junior sports journalist award at the New Zealand Community Newspaper Association Awards.

The win was one of six by Allied Press newspapers and journalists announced in Christchurch on Friday night.

Judge Armin Lindenburg said versatility was the one word that sprang to mind when summing up Mr Knyvett’s entry of nine articles.

“Each one focused on a different sport and included well-written interviews, profiles and personalities in each sport. All very readable, well-researched and constructed stories .. ”

Allied Press communities editor Bruce Quirey said it was pleasing to see the great work of the editorial team being recognised.