Whangarei:Love it Here! T-Shirt Competition

Wednesday 1 August 2012, 12:21PM
By Whangarei District Council


If you’re from Whangarei here’s your chance to show the city how much you Love it Here!

​After the huge success of the 2010 t-shirt competition, the competition is being repeated to add a further three designs to the Whangarei:Love it Here! t-shirt range.

The competition is open to anyone who calls or has called Whangarei home and entrants are being asked to create a design representing why they love Whangarei. The top three designs will then be transformed into t-shirt prints, with the t-shirts going on sale prior to Christmas.

The competition follows the success of the second Whangarei:Love it Here! billboard competition last summer. Hundreds of photographs were submitted by members of the community to portray what they loved about Whangarei with the winning billboards taking pride of place around Whangarei.

The competition is part of the long term Whangarei:Love it Here! campaign which seeks to raise the profile of Whangarei as a great place to live, work, play and invest. It is one of many Whangarei:Love it Here! initiatives that have actively engaged the community to take a lead role in promoting our city, ensuring ideas and events reflect the heart and soul of Whangarei people.

WDC Economic Development Manager Pete Gleeson says keeping the momentum going on the Whangarei:Love it Here! campaigns is very important.

“When you’re looking at a promotional campaign like this, you need to take a long term approach. We want to shift perceptions of Whangarei – including what residents think and say, as well as what visitors see and hear. The events we’ve held to date have already had a positive impact.

“The most important element in the success of this campaign is the involvement of the community. We want Whangarei people to champion the cause, because we all love it here, so why not start talking about it more openly?”

The t-shirt competition closes on 7th September, after which judges will narrow the field down to the top 10 best designs. These top 10 will be displayed in local retailers, online at the Whangarei:Love it Here! Facebook page and in the Northern Advocate and the community can then vote for their favourite design.

Competition details can be downloaded from the Whangarei NZ website and entries can be emailed to