Tokanui shepherd perfect woman

Finalists in the 2016 Perfect Woman competition try to identify a range of different styles of...
Finalists in the 2016 Perfect Woman competition try to identify a range of different styles of wine in Wanaka yesterday. Contestants displayed their skills in various events during the two-day competition, including flying a helicopter and cooking the perfect steak. Photo: Tim Miller.
After two days of fierce competition, which included cooking a steak and flying a helicopter, the perfect woman for 2016 has been found.

The Perfect Woman competition returned to Wanaka at the weekend, after a year off in 2015, and 16 contestants took part.

Shepherd Rachel Rule (22), from Tokanui, took the title and  $1000 in prize money.

Miss Rule did not expect to win. She said the best part of the weekend was meeting the other competitors.

"It was a fantastic weekend with just a great bunch of girls and the things we got to do, like flying a helicopter, were really amazing."

Among the other tasks the contestants were required to tackle were changing a car tyre, cooking a steak and applying make-up.

Founder Stew Burt said the two-day competition had been a great success and would definitely be back next year.

"Because it’s such a unique event, I’m sure we will be back next year."

Although there were fewer spectators than expected, everything else had gone to plan, Mr Burt said.

Mr Burt and his late wife, Liz, started the competition in 2002, as a way of attracting people to Wanaka at Labour Weekend.

More than $5000 was raised for the Canlive Cancer Trust, during the competition.

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