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Did you ‘Holla for your home town’?

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5 DEC 08


Did you ‘Holla for your home town’?

Last month, hundreds of Taupo residents and fans voted Taupo as the number one place in New Zealand.

After weeks of neck and neck competition between Taupo and Opotiki, Taupo got it together to streak ahead to victory. Reasons people gave for loving Taupo included the lake, the great coffee, the people and the hot pools.

T-shirt company Billi Tees who ran the Holla for your Hometown competition received votes from as far afield as Eketahuna, Scott Base in Antarctica and Riverton in Southland.

Not only does Taupo now receive it’s own unique T’shirt, Billi Tees are offering all those who voted the chance to join in the celebrations at the award ceremony.

Being held this Friday, 12 December, at Unison Amphitheatre from 12.30pm, the ceremony will involve the Mayor receiving an official trophy to mark the win. 

“With live entertainment, lamingtons, and giveaways, we are encouraging everyone to come along and enjoy the fun,” said Billi Richmond, one of the owners’ of Billi Tees.

“We’ve designed a few different options for the Taupo T-shirt,” said Billi.  “The Taupo shirts can be ordered from our website, and we’ll have some for sale at the Awards Ceremony.  And, the first thirty people who voted get a free T-shirt.”

www.billitees.co.nz


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