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Staff of the Fiordland Advocate
have placed highly commended in
a new section of the prestigious
Pacific Area Newspaper
Publishers' Association (PANPA)
The Fiordland Advocate made
the finals of two sections --
Promoting Print in a Trade
Publication or as an In-House Ad
(0-10,000 circulation) and Best
Multi-Department or Individual
Collaboration to Deliver Value to a
It was the collaboration section --
a new award introduced this year
open across all circulation groups
-- that the Fiordland Advocate staff
Advocate publishers David and
Kirsty Pickett nominated Jay Flood,
Linda Jane Keegan, Latasha
Wonnacott and Sarah McDonald
for the award in recognition
of their publication of a "mini-
Advocate" last year.
When ill-health forced the
cancellation of the December
2 edition of the Advocate, the
team pressed on in David and
Kirsty's absence to publish a mini
edition featuring Kepler Challenge
material. With assistance from
designer Tim Mann, the mini-
Advocate was produced, printed
and placed into 600 competitor
race packs within 48 hours.
David and Kirsty said they were
very proud of the initiative and
dedication shown by their team,
two of whom had only been with
the company for a few months
when the mini-Advocate was
"The mini-Advocate was entirely
their own idea and they had it
organised and produced with no
input from us whatsoever."
The winner of the collaboration
award was The Land, in Australia.
Highly commended was the
Fiordland Advocate and the
The winner of the Best in-house ad
or campaign (0-10,000 circulation)
was The Courier, Narrabri with
the Ashburton Guardian and
Australia's Riverine Herald highly
Advocate team gets accolade
Fiordland Advocate team members (from left) Sarah McDonald, Latasha
Wonnacott, Linda Jane Keegan and Jay Flood with the mini-Advocate
produced in December last year that earned them a highly commended in
the prestigious Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (PANPA)
Advertising Awards announced last week.
A wedding expo designed to
showcase Te Anau as a venue and
highlight the range of "special
occasion" goods and services
available in Southland, will be held
in the Distinction Te Anau Hotel
and Villas on May 15.
The lakefront venue has attracted
15 exhibitors, with a handful more
also expected to join.
Organiser Helen Quirke said unlike
similar events, entry to the expo
will be free and any profits made
from exhibitor fees will be donated
to the Christchurch Earthquake
Mayoral Fund. Included in the
day's programme will be a fashion
parade of wedding gowns and
there will also be lucky draws with
prizes including accommodation
packages and spa treatments.
Although promoted as a wedding
expo, Mrs Quicke said anyone with
a special occasion in mind would
find the presentations interesting
The expo will run from 10.30am till
3pm on May 15.
Manapouri's Beehive Arts and
Crafts Group has joined the
Southland Arts Festival with
an entry in the Funky Chicken
exhibition that is taking place in
Invercargill shop fronts this month.
Organised by the Great South
Artists' Network, artists have been
challenged to produce three-
dimensional, life-sized funky
chickens, hens or roosters
with the "poultry" to be
auctioned at the end of the
exhibition to raise funds
for the SPCA's Ark building
The funky chickens are
being displayed at shops
and businesses around
Invercargill between April 29
and May 22.
The Manapouri group's
interpretation of the theme
is a "Takahine" -- a felted
takahe with a red leather
beak, button paua eyes and
sporting a bow on its back.
It's joined by crotcheted mice
and fluffy pompom chickens.
"We did it for fun," co-creator
Pauline Nicholson said.
Takahine invented for funky chicken display
The "Takahine", the Manapouri Beehive Arts and Crafts Group's "funky
chicken" entry, that is on display at Air New Zealand Invercargill.
Bidding is by silent auction at H&J Smith in Invecargill.
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