A WORTHY CAUSE
Mana Wa¯ hine pampers women for Pink Ribbon
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.