This has to be one of the most exciting projects we’ve been involved in. We love a collab! Judging with Belinda Francis from MediaWorks, Claire Rogers from Sun Media, Carolyn Schofield from Trustpower, and lots of others, it was a wonderful insight into how we all see the Western Bay of Plenty! The emotion and technical ability in the entries made for an exceptional standard of photography, and an enjoyably tricky judging process. Robust discussions and deep concentration accompanied the task of whittling the 1,800 entries down to our chosen finalists. We were pretty unanimous, however, on our supreme winner. Congratulations, Graham, on behalf of all the judges.
See the photos on The Strand, Tauranga
This is an exhibition to be really proud of — it’s BRILLIANT, and it’s FREE. Go down to The Strand in Tauranga, and see these gorgeous images in all their glory.
Look out for entry details at the end of this year
Our supreme winner is an amateur — and he won $1,000, flights and accommodation in his choice of London, New York, Paris or Rome, and his image up in bright lights! That could be YOU next year!
UNO. is a glossy lifestyle magazine based in the Bay of Plenty. We share the stories of the local residents such as Peter Burling and Sarah Goss. We also feature homes and architecture, food and wine, and travel. We are resolutely CELEBRATORY.
Apparently, climbing The Mount 38 times is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest. Three years ago, Belinda Francis, the general manager at MediaWorks, had a conversation with a personal trainer who'd set her daughter the challenge of 'climbing Everest' to earn a reward.
If you’ve driven down Totara Street recently, chances are you’ve seen it. A young Māori woman’s striking features, painted by famous Irish street artist Fin DAC, embellish a 7-metre-high wall in what has become one of The Mount’s most recognisable murals.