Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Wellington Retailers Get in the WOW® Spirit

28 September 2006

Wellington Retailers Get in the WOW® Spirit

Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show organisers are thrilled that, yet again, Wellington retailers have taken WOW® to heart.

Twenty-five downtown businesses took part in the World of WearableArt™ Retail Competition this year, turning their shop windows into wearable art and creating stunning visual displays based around their products.

"I am truly touched by the amazing support WOW® has received from all the businesses in Wellington," said Suzie Moncrieff, World of WearableArt™ creator. "Wellington has really embraced the WOW® spirit, on every level. The city has turned on its most brilliant colours, and participating shops have each told their own story through their creations."

The winners of the competition were announced today. First prize was awarded to Desire in the Old Bank Arcade for their large scale creation, ingeniously made from the shop's distinctive black shopping bags. The garment also plays on the Bizarre Bra section, unique to WOW® shows.

"I loved the sculptural elements, use of colours and strong designs of this creation," Suzie says. "At the end of the day, it had the WOW® factor. It's hard to walk past the shop window and ignore it!"

Country Theme, on the corner of Featherston and Hunter Streets, took the second place price for its two ornate dresses, one red and one black. "This was a fabulously lush window display. Their attention to detail was amazing," Suzie says.

Third prize went to Starfish for its brightly coloured, cross stitch inspired display that took a 'Home Sweet Home' theme. "I liked the funky edge to this," says Suzie. "It's what this label is all about."

Prizes were donated by WOW® sponsors Montana, Hewlett-Packard, American Express and Positively Wellington Tourism.

"What makes Wellington such a great city for events is that the entire city embraces them," says Tim Cossar, CEO of Positively Wellington Tourism.

"Wellington has an amazing vibrancy and life, and when an event comes to town, that energy multiplies. The city is privileged to host high profile events such as the Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show. Events such as this find their home here because the organisers know we'll deliver on atmosphere."
Positively Wellington Tourism is the organiser of the retail window dressing competition, which gives WOW® a storefront presence during the event. The competition also increases the overall profile of WOW® and the stores involved, maximising retail spend.

"The WOW® Retail Competition has, yet again, received an outstanding response from Wellington retailers," Suzie says. "This is our second year in the capital and the message is abundantly clear - Wellington loves WOW®."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election