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Introductions: Makeover participant Tracey Whiteley meets Don Graham, left, and Karen Kelly from the Grocery Charity
Ball Trust, and Yvonne Brownlie from Look Good Feel Better New Zealand.
Tea set auction a bid
to help cancer charity
By EMMA WHITTAKER
Good cause: This tea set was used by John Key and ACT MP John Banks when
their conversation was recorded in a cafe during last year's election campaign.
It will be auctioned to support Look Good Feel Better New Zealand.
Photos: JASON OXENHAM
Go to eastandbayscourier.
co.nz and click on Latest Edition
to see a video about Look Good
Feel Better New Zealand.
The country s most infamous tea set
will once again go to auction for a
The set was used by Prime Minis-
ter John Key and ACT MP John
Banks when their conversation was
recorded at a central Auckland cafe
in the final weeks of the 2011 gen-
eral election campaign.
It will go under the hammer at
the 2012 Grocery Charity Ball in
September to raise money for the
Grafton-based charity Look Good
Feel Better New Zealand.
The annual event has run since
2004 and involves Progressive
Enterprises and FoodStuffs -- New
Zealand s two biggest supermarket
owners -- as well as the New Zea-
land Food and Grocery Council.
Look Good Feel Better will ben-
efit from the $300,000 it aims to
raise this year.
The charity offers free makeup
sessions throughout the country
designed to improve women s self-
esteem by teaching them ways to
cover up the effects of cancer
treatments and chemotherapy.
Some of the skills taught include
ways to apply wigs and false
eyelashes. Women also get to take
home the personalised skincare and
makeup kit used at the session.
General manager Yvonne Brown-
lie says many of the products for the
sessions are donated and more than
400 volunteers give their time, but
a lot still needs to be paid for.
Being one of the smaller chari-
ties, it s extremely hard to get
funding. The additional funding
from the ball will help us improve
awareness and allow us to present
our charity to a new audience.
Mrs Brownlie says the signed tea-
pot and two cups and saucers were
donated by a long-time supporter
who bought them for $6000 in
March at an auction benefiting a
Grocery Charity Ball Trust chair-
man Don Graham says 85 applica-
tions were made by organisations
wanting to be the beneficiary of this
year s ball.
He says it was a heartfelt presen-
tation from cancer sufferer Pauline
Gill -- who passed away in March --
and others from the charity that
swung it for Look Good Feel Better.
Ms Gill was twice diagnosed with
cancer and told the board how much
the course had picked her up and
how she had laughed for the first
time in months after going.
That really sold it to us, Mr
It s a wonderful, wonderful
organisation and we re humbled to
He says the awareness the ball
will create for the charity is just as
important as the money it will
The prime minister is expected to
attend the September event.
Other items up for auction on the
night include a weekend package
for four that includes time at
Elements Day Spa and a Revlon
The ball is at the Langham Hotel
in Auckland on September 1.
Visit grocerycharityball.org for more
information or to book.
New wheels: Constable Kevin Reynolds and Constable Alf Faireka of
Glen Innes neighbourhood policing team are getting around on new bikes
donated by Hot Cycles in St Heliers.
Photo: ESTHER LAUAKI
By ESTHER LAUAKI
Cops show off
hot new wheels
You might take a second look the
next time a police officer speeds
past you on two wheels instead of
Fear not the bare-legged
officers on new bicycles. It s the
Glen Innes neighbourhood poli-
cing team and they re using them
to attend callouts more effi-
Constable Kevin Reynolds was
getting around on his own bicycle
until Hot Cycles in St Heliers
offered to donate two bikes to the
The area just lends itself to
peddling around on a bike.
You ve got all the reserves and
it s very flat. I could either walk
or go by car, both have their
limitations, but a bike sits right
in the middle of the two
alternatives and enables me to
get to places very quickly. I can
access all the parks and roads
and I can do anything police
would normally do in a car.
Neighbourhood policing teams
are designed to target specific
problem areas identified by the
community and focus on crime
Glen Innes residents told
police their main concerns were
youth, alcohol, road safety and
burglary. The unit has been
working in the community since
last year (East & Bays Courier,
Mr Reynolds rides to work
each day and says public
feedback on his mode of trans-
port has been very positive.
People see me riding and they
double-take and say, Are you
really a police officer? But you re
on a bike. I m able to practise
what we preach to kids when
they see me wearing a helmet
and I can teach them to ride
The team still carries the same
equipment and wears the same
uniform, except with shorts
instead of trousers.
Mr Reynolds would like to
thank Hot Cycles for donating
the bikes and says it s a prime
example of the warmth the com-
munity has shown to the team.
Young athletes can sharpen skills at sports club
A new Friday night sports club is
available for children aged 10 to
16.The Sparta Sports Club is based
at the ASB Stadium, Kohimarama,
and has been working together
with other clubs to come up with a
Friday night event where young
people can play many different
sports in one place and hang out
with their friends.
Futsal, volleyball, basketball
and badminton clubs are involved.
Organisers want to provide a
safe, fun place to go after school
where there is music, sport and a
chance to see friends in one
Each week will feature a variety
of sports, specialist coaches,
mentors and sports leaders
who will be on hand to assist
with individual skills or group
Friends can make up a team of
six and play sport together or join
another team to try a new sport for
Those interested in specific
sports can hone their skills with
the help of coaches and
The cost is $3 per person or
$18 for a team of friends.
Contact Neville Thomson on
0274 951 611 or
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