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Judges For DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship

PRESS RELEASE

CALLING ALL FASHIONISTAS!
JUDGES CONFIRMED FOR DHL EXPRESS FASHION EXPORT SCHOLARSHIP

Auckland, 13 November 2008 – DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, is delighted to confirm four of New Zealand’s top fashion and exporting industry leaders as judges for the DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship, which closes for entries in less than two weeks on 21 November, 2008.

Leading New Zealand fashion designer, Trelise Cooper; founder of 42 Below, Geoff Ross; Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ), Executive Officer, Mapihi Opai; and DHL Express New Zealand, Fashion and Textile Strategic Account Manager, Jason Orlop will be lending their collective expertise to identify New Zealand’s hottest up-and-coming fashion exporter.

Entrants are asked to submit a design portfolio before 5pm on Friday, 21 November, 2008 for the chance to win a prize package that includes international freight to the value of NZ$10,000 and coaching in freight and logistics from DHL Express; as well as an individually tailored export mentoring package from Fashion Industry New Zealand (FINZ) and annual FINZ membership.

Three finalists will be showcased in a fashion show at an awards function to be held on Thursday, 4 December, 2008, where the winner will be announced. The star studded evening will conclude with the annual FINZ Christmas Party.

The DHL Express Fashion Export Scholarship is open to New Zealand fashion designers, who have been exporting for less than four years. Entries will be judged across a variety of categories, including: design, marketing, business and export.

Entries for the DHL Express: Fashion Export Scholarship close on Friday, 21 November, 2008. Application forms are available from the FINZ website (http://www.finz.co.nz/DHL%20EXPRESS%20Fashion%20Export%20Scholarship%202008-09.php).

ENDS


About DHL New Zealand:
DHL New Zealand, including DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, employs over 500 staff at 20 locations. The organisation as a whole is committed to customer value, service excellence and shipment visibility. In 2008, DHL Express was awarded the Contact Centre Award for the Courier Services Sector building on its performance in 2006 as Trainer of the Year award by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), and receiving the TUANZ Contact Centre Manager of the Year award in 2004. Also in 2006, DHL Express was awarded the General Services Sector winner of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Contact Centre Awards (for the fourth time).

DHL has a strategic joint venture with New Zealand Post, Express Couriers Ltd. This venture compliment’s DHL’s international offering, through the provision of domestic courier and logistics services via CourierPost, Pace! and Contract Logistics.

DHL is also a corporate sponsor of Surf Life Saving New Zealand.


About DHL Express New Zealand:
DHL New Zealand employs over 350 staff at nine locations. DHL’s New Zealand operation is committed to customer value, service excellence and shipment visibility. In 2008, DHL Express was awarded the Contact Centre Award for the Courier Services Sector. In 2006, DHL Express was awarded the Contact Centre Trainer of the Year award by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ), and received the TUANZ Contact Centre Manager of the Year award in 2004. In 2005, DHL Express was again the General Services Sector winner of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Contact Centre Awards (for the third consecutive year).

DHL has a strategic joint venture with New Zealand Post, Express Couriers Ltd. This venture compliment’s DHL’s international offering, through the provision of domestic courier and logistics services via CourierPost, Pace! and Contract Logistics.

DHL is also a corporate sponsor of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, supporter of Fashion Industry New Zealand and Kidz First Children’s Hospital.

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