Gore-based Viv Tamblyn and Andre Johnston, mother and daughter, won the top awards at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards this year. This will be the second year that Tamblyn has been awarded the Heather Paterson QSM Memorial Award for her design in the Howl in the Moon Streetwear section. While her daughter walked away with the Bonz Award of Excellence and the Heartland Hotel Croyden Nightlife Award. The garment by Johnston had over 240 hours of cross-stitching.