|Alana Marshall c/o Taranaki Daily News|
More news of Alana Marshall, 2012 Taranaki Rose and 2012 New Zealand Rose, from the Taranaki Daily News. Jo Moir (of that paper) gives us an informative and chatty article about the Taranaki win.
One of Alana's secret weapons in gaining her title was "I convinced myself I wouldn't win but I had four tables, so 40 people, in support," she said. "When they announced I had won they all got up on their chairs and were screaming and clapping. It was an incredible experience and really special to have my 85-year-old granddad there cheering me on as well."
Loads more at the Taranaki Daily News.