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Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award 2013
The Newmarket Young Designer Awards took place at Auckland Grammar's Centennial Theatre on October 11th. The Supreme Award was won by Tanya Kerr age 17 from Carmel College. Tanya wins a scholarship from Whitecliffe School of Arts and Design a two week internship with taylor boutique, back stage experience with M.A.C at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney next year, thanks to Business World Travel & Qantas, NZ Pleaters voucher, and an individually hand crafted lapel pin from Greg Holland Fine Jewellery.
Each year the contestants' entries keep getting better, and 2013 was no exception, these budding designers have come up with fantastic ideas well beyond their years.
Full results listed below.
DVD of the Gala Awards night is now available to purchase. Click here for more details.
If you would like all the pictures from the event please download the following zipped folders which contain all the jpegs from the official photographer. Please note these are for personal use only.
Next Face of Newmarket
Monique Corbett is our Next Face of Newmarket winner for 2013/14.
Monique is 22 and lives in Mt Maunganui. She is in her 2nd year studying biological sciences and is very sporty, playing soccer, touch and sevens rugby.
She will be the hero role in Newmarket's next branding campaign and will therefore appear in billboards, bus backs Ad Shels and print campaigns around Auckland...
Property Report: So you want to live in... Newmarket
By Graham Hepburn, The New Zealand Herald
Commerce was behind the establishment of Newmarket and that is still what drives it today. In the 1840s the area was farmland along with other businesses such as breweries and hotels. The suburb derives its name from the new cattle markets that were established there in 1850. Later on, market gardens were set up either side of Khyber Pass Rd.
While many of the suburb's historic buildings have fallen victim to the march of progress, some remain such as the historic homestead Highwic, on Gillies Ave, and the odd commercial building or hotel.
These days Newmarket is renowned for its shopping, particularly its fashion, but also has many bars and restaurants as well as two movie complexes and an Olympic pool. It's not a scene you would have envisaged back in the early 1980s when Broadway, the main thoroughfare, was pretty shabby. Revitalisation began with developments such as the 277 Newmarket mall on the corner of Broadway and Morrow St. Plans are afoot to double the size of the mall - at an estimated cost of $250 million - by developing land to the south and linking it with an airbridge over Mortimer Pass.
Ashley Church, the CEO of the Newmarket Business Association, says the latter developments have been helpful in "trying to broaden the focus away from just fashion to hospitality as well", something the association hopes will make Newmarket more of a destination.
As well as funding public art works to the tune of $40,000 a year, the association runs various events such as a heritage festival and 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty to highlight what the suburb has to offer.
There are other major developments planned for the suburb including the release by the NZTA of land underneath the Newmarket viaduct that will probably become a mixture of retail, residential and office buildings with some public open space on land that is at present largely occupied by carparks and car sales yards.
But Ashley says the most exciting prospect is the University of Auckland's acquisition of the former Lion brewery site on Khyber Pass Rd. The university is to establish another campus on the 5.2ha site and the redevelopment should also see improvements to Khyber Pass Rd.
He says, "We estimate that on any given day 12,500 people live and work in Newmarket and we think that the campus development will probably double that figure so it's going to be massive for the area."
The arrival of the new campus will add another dimension to a suburb that has everything from intimate ethnic eateries - many of which are grouped around the bottom of Khyber Pass Rd - to big box retailers.
With land in the suburb so valuable, there are few standalone homes. Most dwellings are part of apartment or townhouse developments such as Broadway Park that appeal to either younger or much older buyers. While Newmarket is in zone for the desirable Epsom Girls' Grammar and Auckland Grammar, the style of homes tend to appeal more to Kiwis who have lived overseas in big cities or immigrants from Asia, Britain and the United States.
Transport links are also a big part of Newmarket's appeal, with easy access to the motorway, and good bus and train services.
Those people living in the new apartment blocks built around the redeveloped Newmarket train station have trains leaving from their doorstep. The new station and improved service has been a huge boost to the area although the square between the station and Broadway has become a cause for concern because of its poor design and limited access to the main street.
Ashley says the business association is considering starting up a farmers market in the square to breathe some life into the space.
One public space that does work well is the Auckland Domain, with its playing fields, walks, gardens and museum. Homes overlooking the domain are highly sought after.
ON THE MARKET
Dinner and a movie
SCHOOLS IN THE AREA
Oz the Great and Powerful in Newmarket
Breaking Boundries – The Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award 2012
The Gala Evening for Newmarket Young Fashion Designer 2012 was on 12 October 2012 at Auckland Grammar's Centennial Theatre. Winners were announced as: overall winner – Yeonjae Choi (pictured bottom right); 1st runner up – Holly Dodson; 2nd runner up – Antonina Fourman.
30 Days of Fashion and Beauty Wrap Party
It was a BEAUTIFUL day for the Wrap party and what a way to finish the 30 days of Fashion and Beauty. The sun poured down and as the DJ’s played their tunes, everyone stopped to relax and soak up the sunshine as they watched the girls battle it out in the stiletto standoff.
Five lucky attendees were drawn from the thousands of entries, but there could only be one winner on the day. A chap named Simon Collins– our only male in the selected five – gentlemanly let the ladies scramble for the keys (hoping that the one they had selected was the winning car key) and as he picked up the last remaining key we all wondered who would win.
The deal was that Simon needed to be at the draw to win the car, but Grant is the one who will get to drive it!! They have come to some sort of arrangement over it all, but that is the nuts and bolts of it. Simon is wrapt any way - so happy endings all around!
Uni brews plan for Lion share of Newmarket
Auckland University describes its intention to purchase the 5.2ha former Lion Breweries site in Newmarket as its most significant property acquisition in a generation.
Auckland University eyes Lion brewery in Newmarket
Auckland University is considering buying Newmarket's empty Lion site to expand its campus. The brewery site is one of several options for the university as it spends more than $1 billion upgrading facilities.
Newmarket has a spring in its step
Auckland's second largest retail centre is shrugging off the worst effects of the global economic downturn.
Brainstorming a better Newmarket
Imagine being able to drive straight off the motorway into the heart of Newmarket without dawdling on congested one-way streets. Or taking a bike ride down Gillies Ave, through the Lion Nathan site to the tranquility of Auckland Domain.
These ideas from the Waitemata Local Board are among the "blue sky thinking " for Khyber Pass and Broadway.