Sunday, March 20, 2011

News from New Zealand


The Miss New Zealand Festival of Beauty 2011 pageant will be held on April 30 at the Tasman Ballroom of the Alexandra Park Function Centre in Auckland. The winner will be crowned Miss World New Zealand 2011 and will go to Miss World 2011 next December.

The contestants will be taking part in a series of fast track events and charity activities in the weeks before the final event. As part of the relief efforts by the New Zealand Asia Pacific Trust, funds collected will go to the victims of the devastating Christchurch Earthquake.

 The first fast track event, Beach Beauty, was held at the Massey Aquatic Centre. The winner of the event will become one of the Top Five finalists.


So far, one of the highlights of the festival is the The least we could do charity auction organized by contestant Alexandra Grace-Scott. This is her Beauty with a Purpose project. The event was attended by 200 guests and included a surprise guest appearance by the popular music group Santana. An excess of $20,000 was collected in ticket fees and auction biddings. 

The next fund raising activity is the Top Model and Talent competition which will be held on April 9 at The Picton Centre in Auckland.

Anybody who would wish to attend the Miss New Zealand Festival of Beauty 2011 finals on April 30 are cordially invited to contact NZAPT by sending an e-mail to nzapt@onthenet.net.nz or by ringing Mila Manuel on 09 2671971/0210601921 or Rose Foulger on 09 8180574/0212608055.

Special thanks to Rose and Desmond Foulger, national directors of Miss World in New Zealand!

The Times of Beauty would like to congratulate Rose, Desmond and the NZAPT for their constant charity efforts throughout the year which exemplifies the true meaning of Beauty with a Purpose.
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