Sevens committee big winner

Queenstown's Sevens with Altitude Committee won the supreme award at the 2012 TrustPower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards at Edgewater in Wanaka on Monday night.

The group, which won $1500 in prize money for its nine years of voluntary work organising the annual National Rugby Sevens tournament in Queenstown, will now represent the region at the 2012 TrustPower National Community Awards, in the Far North district in March 2013.

Other Queenstown groups which were recognised at the awards night were the Wakatipu Community Maritime Preservation Society (heritage and environment winner), the Arrowtown police Station Volunteers and St John Wakatipu (health and wellbeing joint winners), Rockformation Charitable Trust (arts and culture runner-up), Queenstown Ice Hockey Club (sport and leisure runner-up), Altrusa International Club Queenstown (educational and child/youth development winner), St Margaret's Remarkable Readers (educational and child/youth development runner-up).

Wakatipu High School pupils Levi Healey and Caitlin Jack were finalists in the youth community spirit category.