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19 May 2015

Gore District Ambassador short films now online

It’s only two days until we find out who our 2015 Gore District Ambassador will be.

The six contestants - Stephanie Goatley, Amber Geerlings-Parker, Nicole Parry, Torrone Smith, Rachel Dickie and Megan MacBeth - each had to produce a short film introducing themselves and promoting one thing about Gore, which can now be viewed online. The films will also be part of the entertainment at the Awards night this Thursday.

Each contestant was loaned an iPhone from Spark to make their film. View each contestant's entry below:

Torrone Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbiQ-c8TEfE

Amber Geerlings-Parker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezXJ38I66cA

Megan MacBeth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kflZkqx_K4

Nicole Parry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IddudKmFQ1s

Rachel Dickie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ildXkgXcRtE

Stephanie Goatley:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKlzVDxRp98

The first round of judging was held on May 12, with a round of speed interviews followed by an interview with the three judges: Pam Copland (Eastern Southland Chamber of Commerce), Jeff Rankin (Mataura Licensing Trust), and Sue Stenning (Gore Country Music Club). Alan Byrne (MLT) will be a judge on the finals night.

Contestants are competing for more than $3500 worth of prizes, including a trip to Gore’s sister city Tamworth.

Tamworth Queen of Country Katrina Higgins will be present at the Awards night.

The finals night is at the Heartland Hotel Croydon on Thursday 21 May, at 7.00pm. Tickets are $10 and available from the Gore Visitor Centre.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz