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Wednesday August 2, 2017

Design awards keep stacking up for talented student Wang Hening, also known as Ted, student at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington is kicking goals in the international design world. The Karori resident came over from China to study Digital Media Advanced and has just been announced as one of two winners from Oceania in the Visual Effect Internship category for The Rookies. He now will have the opportunity to take up the much sought after internship in either Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan or New Zealand. “I am really thrilled to be a winner of an internship and I’m going to take it up at Weta Digital – it’s my dream,” Ted said. “This is a great opportunity, and it’s really cool to be able to work with key industry people and learn so much. “I had participated in the Rookies last year, and was a finalist, but to actually win and make a comeback like this is just a great feeling.” The Rookies is a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists. The awards were created to discover and showcase the outstanding talent emerging from higher education facilities and to help launch careers at the world’s top studios. Ted is a 2D and 3D concept art designer. Last year he won two major awards, coming second in Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition which was held by Weta Workshop. He also received one of the Wellington International Student Excellence Awards in 2016, which was presented by at the

When you move first the world moves with you

From left: Paul Eagle, Deputy Mayor of Wellington, Jeff Wilson, BMW ambassador, Florian Renndorfer, Managing Director BMW New Zealand, Simon Bridges, Transport Minister and Steve Hilson, General Manager Winger Motor Group. PHOTO: Capture Studios

Yoobee School‘s Ted is a 2D and 3D concept art designer. PHOTO: Supplied

time Deputy Prime Minister Bill English. Ted just finished a film project as a junior concept designer at Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. Nick Webster, Yoobee head of school, said Ted’s success in New Zealand is thanks to a healthy dose of talent and tenacity. “We are so excited for Ted, and it is great to see our creative, passionate and humble students succeed at high levels, and even more impressive when their efforts are formally recognised regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Winger BMW Wellington have officially welcomed BMW i with a prestigious launch event in their Wellington showroom last week. The event celebrated the arrival of the electric vehicle to the region and the local automobile business as one of the country’s newest BMW i sales and service centres. Over 200 guests attended the event including Minster of Transport Simon Bridges, and Wellington City Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle. Winger Group general manager Steve Hilson, BMW Group New Zealand managing director Florian Renndorfer, and BMW brand ambassador Jeff Wilson were also present. The violinist, Elena, kicked off the evening with an electrifying opening number. Whilst Elena played, the BMW i8 rolled quietly into the showroom and was on display for all guests to experience after the artistic opening. BMW ambassador Jeff welcomed the Wellington business community and those who support future sustainability in the Hutt Road based service centre. “Fantastic to see more and more EVs [electric vehicles] being made available in New Zealand. Tonight in Wellington,

Winger BMW became an accredited supplier of BMW i3 and i8 models. This will help encourage the uptake of EVs in the Wellington region by giving people more options,” Minister Bridges said. Whilst the BMW i8 is certainly a showstopper, it’s the BMW i3 that Winger BMW see to be the success of the city. With Wellington being a compact place, the BMW i3 fits the landscape and will be enjoyed by those wanting to move into a new era. “With Winger BMW becoming an authorised BMW i dealer, this is a solid commitment towards sustainable e-mobility”, Florian, BMW’s managing director, said. “Their offer of BMW i products provides both private and corporate customers with even more access to a wide range of electrified vehicles, charging and support across the region.” Winger Motor Group took over the dealership in December 2016 and the Winger BMW profile has been well accepted into the Wellington community. With new management at the realm, the dealership is moving from strength to strength. PBA

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