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Upper Hutt Leader : August 24th 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, AUGUST 24, 2011 NEWS 2 Geange Street, Upper Hutt Ph 527 9858 OPEN 7 DAYS 3394251AM 2 Geange Street Upper NEW SEASONS have arrived. . . Bubblewrap bride takes the prize By ROSEMARY McLENNAN Bubble bride: Ngaire Holden's dress is made from bubble wrap decorated with flowers of tissue. Her Prince Charming is Shane Whaanga, manager of Harbour View Rest Home and Hospital in Porirua. The flower girl, holding her train, is Joan Thorpe. Snowflakes in Stokes Valley: Laura Jones from Stokeswood models an outfit made from serviettes. With her is Bupa operations manager for the central North Island Gail Smith. Green theme: Pam White, a resident of Winara House in Waikanae as ''What's on the top of the tree?'' In the pink: Del Linklater from Fergusson Home and Hospital with staff member Anne Warmouth. Thrill of spring: Shirley Mercer from Fergusson struts the catwalk. Home spun: Whitby Rest Home and Hospital resident Mavis Rawhiti models a garment made from the many stages of wool processing, from fleece to knitting and made by residents. Ms Peg and Mr Gee: Fergusson residents Isabel Evans and George Ward with their outfits made from 137 knitted peggy squares. A bridal gown made from bubble wrap won the day at a rest home's wearable arts competition in Upper Hutt last week. Thirteen garments designed and made by staff and residents in seven Bupa homes around the region were modelled for the organisation's third competition. Ngaire Holden as Bubble Bride outshone the competition on the arm of Porirua's Harbourview Rest Home and Hospital manager Shane Whaanga. Fellow resident Joan Thorpe was her flower girl. Residents made paper flowers for both dresses. Second placing went to Fergus- son's Shirley Mercer as the Thrill of Spring. Third was Laura Jones from Stokeswood in Stokes Valley with a snowflake-themed dress made from paper serviettes. Judges were the chief executive of Bupa New Zealand, Dwayne Crombie, the general manager of Bupa Care Services New Zealand, Grainne Moss, and actor Gerald- ine Brophy. Participating Bupa homes were Te Whanau and Gardenview (Levin), Winara (Waikanae), Harbourview and Whitby (Porirua), Stokeswood (Stokes Valley) and Fergusson (Upper Hutt). Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service
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