Well folks its official .. Busted Blonde, despite a great idea and support from hundreds of mates from both here and around the world, has not been awarded the gong in the NBR win your weight in bubbles competition..
She was of the understanding, and judging by the comments on facebook twitter and email by her mates and supporters, that the entry with the most votes would win.
But sadly thats not how the organisers of the competition see it.
Her idea was the have a fun party on the waterfront in Wellington that would become a fundraiser...
Busted has been officially informed that she will get a magnum for the fact that she garnered the most votes - well over 1000.
But that is a far cry from the amount she would have at her disposal if she had won the competition outright.
It was obvious to her that there was something wrong when first the competition deadline was changed from 5pm on the Friday to midnight.
Then they announced that the prize would be awarded on Monday , then on Monday that the winner would be chosen from the top ten entries and then that the winner was chosen and would be announced this coming Friday.
Then she got a call from the managing editor Todd Scott who said that she had won the "social media" prize of a magnum of bubbles..
At first she reckoned that she would not take it ( rather drink hemlock she said) but we here at Roarprawn have persuaded her to reconsider.. After all, the party was to be about raising funds for a good charity - so even if she raises a few hundred dollars it is worth it...
That being said NBR has not done itself proud over this competition. And some people are pretty angry about it.
So to all the people who supported her efforts, the media people, some staff and writers of NBR, the journalists, press secretaries, , PR mavens, Chief Executives, MP's, lawyers, bloggers, family friends and just good folks, thanks heaps.
Now she is looking for ideas to turn one magnum of champagne into a big fundraiser for a very good cause.
So if you have any please email her on email@example.com.
OR you could email firstname.lastname@example.org