Winners take home their own piece of Waipa

​​​​9 October 2017

Two lucky winners have been selected from more than 300 entries in Waipa District Council’s billboard competition.

Maddy Williams and Phil Pell, both of Cambridge, were the lucky recipients of a stunning photo printed on a large canvas. They had responded to a Council giveaway which showcased eight stunning photos representing Waipa.

The photos by Cambridge photographer Meghan Maloney​ will be installed around the district’s 11 billboard sites in the next fortnight.

Pell said the picture of Lake Te Koo Utu was his clear favourite.

“I just love Lake Te Koo Utu, it’s always changing. No matter what time of the year it’s always different.”

Phil and his family head down to the lake for walks and enjoy the park with his daughters. “The billboard photos say a lot about the place we live in,” he said.

Williams visits the Cambridge library every week. She saw the competition forms and entered, not thinking she’d be chosen as a lucky winner.

A stunning shot of the Kihikihi lavender farm was her pick. She was surprised and delighted when she found out she was a winner.

“I was like, really? Wow! I picked this photo because it’s really cool and it’ll go great in my room,” she said.

Phil will hang his piece in the living room and Maddy in her newly painted bedroom. She specifically chose the lavender photo to go with the new wall colour.

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For more information, contact: Natalie Palmer 027 807 3174

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