An Otago fashion designer has finally received the $12,500 prize money she won in an Australasian fashion competition, more than two months after being crowned the winner.
Last week it was revealed that Otago Polytechnic student Emily Scott had not received any of the promised prizes - including A$10,000 cash - NZ$12,492 according to today's exchange rate - a A$5000 website, a spread in CIELO magazine and cosmetics and an accessories gift pack from the Australian Graduates Fashion Week contest in Sydney last November.
After inquiries from APNZ, event organiser Elmedin Kumalic got in touch with Otago Polytechnic to say the money would be in Ms Scott's bank account between Monday and Wednesday this week.
Ms Scott today said the money had turned up in her account.
The cash had initially been promised before Christmas.