From the beat to the catwalk

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Wellington, November 9, 2017

Project ‘Undercover’ is a Fashion Show that will showcase Police staff and their hidden talents whilst raising funds for Lifeline through design, wearable art, body paint, hair dressing and make up.

The show will be held at the Vodafone Event Centre on Saturday, November 18, 2017 with tickets on sale now through eventfinda.co.nz.

Five Designers

The evening will involve collections from five different designers, a body artist, and performers from various roles within Police.

This event is being organised by off-duty Police staff in their own time, with the support of their employer, New Zealand Police as part of Police’s ‘Beyond the Blue’ Project. It shows the New Zealand public another side to Police outside of their normal Police duties.

Project ‘Undercover’ is the vision of Police employee Frances Nimeti, a Police Communicator. Frances is stitching up her dream to showcase the human side of policing and the talented people within the ranks of the New Zealand Police.

Police Talent

“It is all about showcasing the talents of Police staff and what they do outside their normal role,” says Frances, who last year ran a sold-out show to raise money for a community hall for the Pukapuka (Cook Islands) community in Auckland.

“When we suggested a show for Police staff I was quite surprised – we were just trying to see if there was any interest out there but we got a really good response straight away. I think that’s really exciting.”

All profits will be donated to Lifeline – a charity seeking to reduce suicide.

“Suicide affects all sorts of people from the young to the old, including Police staff. Everybody knows someone who has been affected,” Frances said.

Anyone interested in donating or discussing this event further can email undercovernzp

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