Mana Wa¯ hine pam­pers women for Pink Rib­bon

Bush Telegraph - - Front Page - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Ma¯ kirikiri Marae was the venue for an evening of pam­per­ing and fash­ion for close to 50 women on Wed­nes­day evening May 23.

It was the ini­tia­tive of Mana Wa¯ hine as a fundraiser for Pink Rib­bon’s fight against breast can­cer.

Or­gan­is­ers Ha­ley Gra­ham and Ngareta Pae­wai de­cided to change from the tra­di­tional Pink Rib­bon break­fast to an evening event, en­list­ing the sup­port of Bal­len­tyne’s Fash­ion Cen­tral and Dy­namikZ Hair and Beauty to put on a night to re­mem­ber.

Par­tic­i­pants paid a koha to be in­volved, with pro­ceeds go­ing to the Pink Rib­bon cause.

First came the pam­per­ing as staff from Dy­namikZ Hair and Beauty set up in the marae from 4pm and worked non-stop un­til 7pm.

Eye­brows were waxed, nails were painted, feet were man­i­cured, bod­ies and faces mas­saged.

There were some very re­laxed-women by the time Bal­len­tyne’s Fash­ion Cen­tral fash­ion show be­gan.

In the ad­ja­cent hall five mod­els walked the red car­pet, dis­play­ing four en­sem­bles each, se­lected from the shop’s lat­est au­tumn fash­ion cat­a­logue.

It was com­pered by Michaela Hus­sain and Tracey Beatty.

The mod­els and au­di­ence en­joyed the colour­ful en­sem­bles, gowns and ca­sual wear com­bin­ing with wraps, scarves, hand­bags and shoes.

Mikaela Hus­sain of Bal­len­tyne’s said it was a plea­sure to sup­port such a wor­thy cause while dis­play­ing the lat­est fash­ion items avail­able in its Dan­nevirke shop.

Mana Wa¯ hine’s Pink Rib­bon fundrais­ing runs to the end of the month and Ha­ley Gra­ham in­vites any­one to drop in to the Ran­gita¯ ne of­fice in Gor­don Street if they would like to make a do­na­tion.

The mod­els and com­peres for Bal­len­tyne’s Fash­ion Cen­tral Fash­ion Show. From left: mod­els Aroha Walker, Lisa Mosen, Doris Peeti, Glo­ria Hauiti, Brigham Kingi and Bal­len­tyne staff Me­gan Ellmers, Michaela Hus­sain and Tracy Beatty.

All the women meet in the marae af­ter pam­per­ing and be­fore the fash­ion pa­rade.

Brigham Kingi wore clothes re­flect­ing the younger gen­er­a­tion.

Talia Grace re­ceives ex­pert eye­brow treat­ment from Tam­sin Har­ri­son.

Lisa Mosen struts her stuff.

Jo-Ann Ellen said the face mas­sage from Ngareta Pae­wai was very re­lax­ing.

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