Magic night in Muumuu wonderland

Monday November 02, 2015 Written by Published in Hot on the Rock
New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley and his wife Christine were hosts for the evening, Christine giving an impassioned speech about the importance of the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation’s work. 15103172 New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley and his wife Christine were hosts for the evening, Christine giving an impassioned speech about the importance of the Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation’s work. 15103172

Ngatipa, the beautiful home of New Zealand High Commissioner Nick Hurley and his wife Christine, was transformed into a magical wonderland on Saturday night, with a wonderful display of 50 muumuus.

 

Gathered from private collections, the muumuus were displayed all around Ngatipa’s roomy reception areas, and some were even on display mannequins out in the grounds.

Many of the muumuus once belonged to iconic Cook Islands women and brought back more than a few memories for many of the guests who attended.

A large crowd of local residents and visitors to the island attended a special Cook Islands Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser, which included pre-dinner drinks in Ngatipa’s beautiful grounds, an excellent dinner, and even some door prizes and a raffle.

Live entertainment was provided by The Coconut Boys, prompting even some of the more elderly guests to get up for a dance.

CI Breast Cancer Foundation Jaewynn McKay said the dinner marked the end of a successful month of fundraising for the Foundation.  Some of the money raised will be directed towards raising awareness of breast cancer and the need for healthy living among residents of the Pa Enua.       

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