Join Ro­torua’s sea of pink

Rotorua Weekender - - News - Shauni James Shauni

Hi ev­ery­one. I hope you have all been well.

Last week­end I at­tended the Tiki A¯ hua fash­ion show.

It was a great show with some amaz­ing gar­ments and awe­some per­for­mances. It cel­e­brates some of our coun­try’s tal­ented Ma¯ ori de­sign­ers, and there was plenty of in­spi­ra­tion to at the event.

Were you danc­ing along to the moves Wil­liam Wai­irua busted on the cat­walk?

On Wed­nes­day there will be a sea of pink in Ro­torua as the com­mu­nity dresses up in all sorts of out­fits for the Pink Walk.

It is a fundraiser for the Ro­torua Breast Can­cer Trust — and I am sure most of us know some­one who has been af­fected in some way by breast can­cer.

If you haven’t reg­is­tered for the walk yet make sure you get onto it!

Un­for­tu­nately I won’t be able to take part in the walk my­self, but that’s be­cause I’m go­ing to be danc­ing at an­other fundraiser for a great cause that evening — Ladies’ Night at Mitre 10 Mega Ro­torua.

Ladies’ Night is a fundraiser for Ro­torua Com­mu­nity Hospice, and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing some of this year’s Har­courts Danc­ing with the Stars per­for­mances again.

It will be in­ter­est­ing do­ing our 2017 dance again, and I think Tairoa and I were a bit sur­prised at how much there was to re­mem­ber but we got there in the end!

Are you one of the ladies who will be com­ing along for some fun and shop­ping on Wed­nes­day?

This week I also got to have a chat to some of our lo­cal Filipino com­mu­nity about the na­tional fes­ti­val Pis­tang Pilipino which is be­ing held here in Ro­torua over Labour Week­end.

It sounds like such an ac­tion­packed week­end and I am def­i­nitely keen to go along and check out some of the Filipino cul­ture — es­pe­cially the Food Fes­ti­val, of course.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the fes­ti­val check out the story on the next page.

There are plenty of other things go­ing on in the com­mu­nity for you to read about so I’ll let you get to it.

Don’t for­get to keep those thumbs ups and downs and reader’s pho­tos rolling in.

Take care, un­til next time.

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Ro­torua was a sea of pink at last year’s Pink Walk fundraiser.

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