Suf­frage cel­e­bra­tion

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Forty Ka¯ piti women cel­e­brated in style the 125th an­niver­sary of Women’s Suf­frage at 50/50 restau­rant in Para­pa­raumu Beach.

Kate Shep­herd camelias, pur­ple dec­o­ra­tions and in­spi­ra­tional life sto­ries by four women con­trib­uted to the theme ‘She thought she could, so she did’.

The event fea­tured Kapiti Sorop­ti­mist and their sup­port for the Tu Tonu pro­gramme which of­fers strate­gies and self-belief to teenage girls af­fected by sex­ual abuse.

“Many gen­er­ous do­na­tions meant this most en­joy­able event raised valu­able funds to­wards Tu Tonu,” event co­or­di­na­tor Jen­nie Har­ris said.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the as­sis­tance of the Para­pa­raumu Beach Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion com­mit­tee in plan­ning this event.”

Sharon Hunter, chair of the as­so­ci­a­tion, spoke about a writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion themed ‘Tell us your story’.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to Ka¯ piti res­i­dents of any age.

Prize win­ners will be an­nounced at Books at the Beach, an event to be held at the Para­pa­raumu Beach shops on Satur­day Fe­bru­ary 16 next year.

www.book­satthe­beach.co.nz for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

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