Toyota Talent Expo winner Peter Dornbusch will be the envy of many Dannevirke locals as he drives around town in his new 2013 Toyota Corolla.
Mr Dornbusch is a Toyota fan through and through, having traded in a Corolla wagon this year for a Hilux to help his newly established fencing business, and also owning an older Camry, which Peter's wife Alice plans to swap for the new Corolla.
Peter, Alice and their three children Tara, 13, Sam, 10, and Cian, 7, had been regularly watching New Zealand's Got Talent and all had their personal favourites, so it was a nail-biting watch on Sunday night to see who would win.
The excited family couldn't believe their luck when Toyota told them they'd won the new Corolla, getting their entry in the draw by simply test-driving a Corolla at their local Manawatu Toyota dealership. The competition attracted 7227 unique entries.
Though Mr Dornbusch is particularly busy with his new business, the family is already planning to take on a Hawke's Bay road trip this summer.
Toyota New Zealand's general manager of marketing, Neeraj Lala, said the Toyota Talent Expo couldn't have been won by a more deserving family.
"Peter and Alice are typical, hard-working Kiwis living in a rural community, who by chance also happen to have an affinity for Toyotas."