David Tingey: World of Wearable Art Chief Executive on the festival being bought out

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The World of Wearable Art festival is officially moving to new ownership today.

Kiwi arts company STILL has bought the show, following the founders bowing out after years of difficulty under Covid-19.

The globally significant festival brings more than 60,000 people to Wellington, and has a prize pool of more than $185,000 dollars.

WOW Chief Executive David Tingey says the event's in safe hands and that they're really confident about the future.

He says they have a new five-year production deal with Wellington and the new owners have already helped a lot.

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