Photos win top award
Waikato Times deputy chief photographer Mark Taylor won the Nikon Sports Photography Award for the best portfolio at the Sir Terry McLean National Sports Journalism Awards on Thursday.
The judges said Taylor's five winning photographs displayed flair and diversity, setting him apart from the other finalists.
"Mark displayed ingenuity with his camera angles and clearly put a lot of thought and planning into his portfolio."
Deputy sports editor Ian Anderson won the Gary Frew Memorial for Outstanding Contribution to Provincial Sports Journalism.