Kat Robinson (no relation) a senior student was given the brief to research Towns Criers and what they wore. She was to design and make a uniform. She had to source appropriate fabrics, buttons and trims. The uniform needed to be suitable for Caroline to wear at a wide variety of functions both formal and informal. It also needed to represent the city.
The task took a year and the result was excellent as you can see by the photographs in the slide show.
Also, you can read more HERE about the new regalia in this Manawatu Evening Standard Report on the Stuff Website.