Kaeo woman Dominique Heileson has won this year’s Northland AMP regional scholarship, which puts her in the running for a $5000 People’s Choice bonus. She and eight other regional winners, each of whom received $5000, are eligible for the bonus, which will be decided by public votes.
Dominique said her dream was to develop a global market for her bespoke leather goods, marketed under the name Eekie, using every piece of leather, reducing waste to less than one per cent, creating employment in Northland in the process. The AMP scholarship would go towards creating three home-based jobs, and entering the 2019 International Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York.
Votes can be cast by texting Dom to 2948. (Standard SMS charges and terms/conditions apply — go to www.amp.co.nz for details). Voting closes on October 21.
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