Entertainment, fashion and cultural fusion for Waikato Women’s Refuge fundraiser

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Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women’s Refuge will host a gala dinner and fundraising event on May 30 at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton.

CEO Roni Albert says it will be an amazing night of entertainment, fashion and celebration of the very best of Māori art, culture and food.

Every ticket bought raises funds for the refuge to carry out its vital work of helping  Waikato women live a safe and violence-free life.

Pictured on left Frankie Stevens and Tina Cross right.

“We’ve booked some stellar entertainment to fill the evening, including New Zealand female reggae band NRG Rising and iconic Kiwi vocalist and star of musical theatre Tina Cross,” Roni Albert said.

“Plus, the energetic and engaging personality behind The ITM Fishing Show Matt Watson will chat to the audience about his latest fishing antics.

“And we’ll even have a short fashion show from ready-to-wear clothing label Mitchell Vincent.”

Master of ceremonies Frankie Stevens will act as host for the evening, while Montana Food & Events will put on a menu of Māori fusion cuisine.

The evening will be capped off with an auction featuring a range of items, including bespoke art crafted by some of New Zealand’s leading Māori artists.

“This is Te Whakaruruhau’s key fundraising event of the year. We look forward to sharing this amazing night of high calibre entertainment with the Waikato community,” said Roni.

The Te Whakaruruhau Waikato Women’s Refuge Saving Rose gala dinner will be held on Thursday May 30 from 6.30-11pm. Tickets are $150 each and tables of 10 are $1400. For tickets and inquiries phone 07 855 1569.

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