Perfect Woman to have sense of fun
But there are obstacles along way
Filleting a fish and grooming a male have been part of the preliminary rounds to find this year’s Perfect Woman.
For the eleventh time the hunt has begun to find the Speights Perfect Woman with heats held in Haast, Gore and Tapanui.
Event organiser Brendan Quirke said ‘‘the main thing about the competition is a real sense of fun’’.
‘‘We would love to have as many local contestants as possible.,’’ Quirke said.
‘‘If you get your entry in now you will be guaranteed a place.’’
The final round will be held in Wanaka at the Bullock Bar at Labour Weekend.
The competition would start with 40 contestants and the top 10 will compete on October 26 for the $1000 cash prize to be given to the overall winner.
This year $1000 in prizes would also be give to the best support crew.
About 10 woman competed in the Haast round and 20 in Gore.
Events included filleting a fish, speed pool, guess the beer and finding a male and cutting their hair.
While the final event had some staple tasks, participants would not know the schedule until the day. Past events have involved jet boat driving, installing fence posts and reversing a motorbike and trailer.
Other heats would be held in Te Anau, Winton and, hopefully, Maniototo. Three woman from each area would automatically earn a spot in the final.
Participants were reminded the competition was not a beauty pageant and it was all about having fun and raising funds for the charity CanLive.
Classy kitchen: The winning kitchen design which earned Wanaka-based designer Melanie Craig the 2014 Supreme New Zealand Designer prize at the NKBA design awards.