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Tauranga woman‘s $25,000 prize win

Tania Sisson, seated, with Mark Seerden, left, from Smiths City Tauranga, Dana McCurdy from Bay Events, Raewyn Martin from Bay Events, Wendy Harrison from House of Travel The Crossing.

Tauranga woman Tania Sisson’s persistence of filling out entry forms at the Tauranga Home Show earlier this month, has paid off.

Tania is the winner of the 20th Tauranga Home Show’s $25,000 prize – this includes an Arc Series 1 Spa from The Spa Family, a three piece La-Z-Boy recliner lounge suite from Smiths City Tauranga and $5000 to spend with House of Travel.

More than 13,000 people visited the show earlier this month, browsing more than 250 exhibitors and enjoying live music, the live cooking theatre, food trucks and children’s entertainment.

Tania’s husband wanted to whip around the show and bypass filling in his entry form, but Tania paused to complete hers. 

“I told him, I’m not going to fill yours in for you!  But I’ll do mine.”

This wise decision led to an excited Tania visiting Smiths City on May 16 to meet with the prizegivers and claim her winnings, says Bay Events, organisers of the Tauranga Home Show.

“It doesn’t feel like it’s me, it really hasn’t sunk in yet,” says Tania. 

She met with Dana McCurdy and Raewyn Martin from Bay Events, Mark Seerden from Smiths City Tauranga, and Wendy Harrison from House of Travel The Crossing to be presented with her prize (Scott Brumby from The Spa Family was unable to attend).

In the midst of getting plans drawn up for a full home renovation, Tania will be ensuring her new deck area accommodates her luxurious new Arc spa pool. 

Tania is also planning on using her House of Travel prize-winnings to attend an overseas family reunion at Christmas, tacking a relaxing holiday on at the end.

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