Sto­ries im­press awards judges

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Cen­tral Otago re­porter Jo McKen­zie McLean, who has been se­lected as a fi­nal­ist in the 2015 Canon Me­dia Awards for her ex­cel­lent work in the Mir­ror.

Her nom­i­na­tion was based on a port­fo­lio of sto­ries cov­er­ing her patch from around Cen­tral Otago.

Those sto­ries in­cluded an ar­ti­cle on the im­pact of new adventure tourism reg­u­la­tions threat­en­ing mul­ti­sport events, an ex­clu­sive about prop­erty own­ers who bought into a dream project at McArthur Ridge then banded to­gether when the devel­op­ment went south and a feel-good piece about marathon run­ner and para­medic Barry Eun­son, who saved the life of an­other run­ner in Dublin.

Her fourth story in the port­fo­lio was the Cen­tral Otago ‘‘rub­bish ruckus,’’ a clas­sic tale of town ver­sus coun­try af­ter the roll­out of the coun­cil’s new wheelie bin ser­vice, which left one side of Ban­nock­burn Rd in­el­i­gi­ble for pickup.

We wish Jo, who also writes for The South­land Times, the Press and Stuff, all the best in this year’s awards.

Jo McKen­zie-McLean

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