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"The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club are a highly successful crew that work rain, hail or shine, light or dark. During the winter months they continue to build trails in the dark using headlamps as a light source."
Emily Beaton, Community Relations Representative
The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club has won the Supreme Award at the 2014 Trustpower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards.

The Awards were announced and presented on Wednesday 12 November at a function at the Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall.

For winning the Supreme Award, The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club received a framed certificate, a trophy and $1,500 prize money. The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club now has the opportunity to represent the district at the 2014 Trustpower National Community Awards, which are being held in the Wellington region in Wellington 2015.

In total, Trustpower has given away over $5,000 to various community groups through tonight’s Awards.

Trustpower Community Relations Representative Emily Beaton says The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club “Are a highly successful crew that work rain, hail or shine, light or dark. During the winter months they continue to build trails in the dark using headlamps as a light source.

They undertake the development, ongoing maintenance and management of trails and mountain bike riding areas within the Queenstown area.

The expertise of these volunteers ensures that the trails remain fun to ride and are safe for shared use with walkers and runners.

We think that this group do an exceptional job at maintaining these tracks which bring so much joy to so many and we can’t wait for them to share their story at the 2014 National Community Awards,” says Miss Beaton.

The competition for this year’s Trustpower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards was strong with 32 groups entered for the Awards.

Other winners at tonight’s Trustpower Queenstown Lakes District Community Awards were:

Heritage and Environment
Runner-Up: The Rotary Club of Wanaka
Winner: Warbirds Over Wanaka

Health and Well Being
Commendation: Queenstown Harvest Gardens
Runner-Up: Cancer Society Volunteers
Winner: The Kingston St John Ambulance Station

Arts and Culture
Runner-Up: Queenstown Art Society Incorporated
Winner: Songstars Trust

Sport and Leisure
Runner- up: Queenstown Ice Hockey Club
Winner: Wanaka Rodeo Club

Education and Child/Youth Development
Commendation: Community Networks School Holiday Club
Runner-Up: Wakatipu Youth Trust
Winner: Kahu Youth Trust

Supreme Winner
Queenstown Mountain Bike Club

Youth Spirit
Winner: Rob Harper, Mount Aspiring College
Runner up: Hannah Allan, Wakatipu High School

For more information or for photos of the winners please contact:
Emily Beaton
Community Relations Representative
Ph: 0800 87 11 11 extn 4851 or 021 276 5319
Email: emily@trustpower.co.nz
www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards