Service providers pay it forward

Marcia Te Au-Thomson (left) gives Invercargill resident Shona Griffin a manicure. Photo: Abbey Palmer

FOR the ninth time, the Free Haircuts and Other Services for Southlanders in Need event took place in Invercargill on Sunday. Organised by community leader Melissa Aitken, about 740 people made their way through the Aurora College hall on Sunday for free haircuts, massages, food and more. Ms Aitken said the turnout was “absolutely awesome”.

Designed to support those who would not otherwise have had easy access to these services, community members were provided with a vast range of goods and services at no cost.

Images from the event.  Photos: Abbey Palmer

Kyle Nelson gets a fresh haircut from Georgetown Barbers owner Niko Heraka Mahakanui Rautahi-Mahuika.
(From left) Moe Parata, Marlee Polmear (7), Alisa Muir and Raegan Polmear (5), all of Invercargill, at the Bloody Buddies stand providing sanitary items for attendees.
Edna Wallace (left) shows off her new haircut by Revolution Salon hairdresser Linda Howard.

Cook and Thrive Meals owner Shelly Ballantine serves food at her third event as a contributor.
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