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Winter's the time to
show your colours
Have you ever dreamed of having a
Someone to help you escape the 'black trap'; wear colour with panache;
combine your wardrobe favourites with a few additional pieces for a
stunning new-season look; turn clothes-shopping into the fun experience
it's meant to be?
Dream no more!
Renowned Personal Image Consultant Debbie Albrecht of Colours Plus
Image Consulting has a variety of affordable packages and easy payment
plans to suit every budget and turn New Zealand women into confident
colourful style icons!
This winter, define your unique style. Embrace colour. Look younger,
more radiant and even more gorgeous.
Visit www.coloursplus.co.nz to view all our services; before-and-after
images and testimonials from our stylish, confident clients.
Call Debbie Albrecht
Phone: 03 313 5296
Mobile: 027 698 3838
Now you can afford
to make the call.
And you deserve it.
Helping hand: Debbie Albrecht gives women from all walks of life the opportunity to
wear colour with confidence.
On course to look
even more gorgeous
While the days have become shorter
and temperatures drop, Debbie
Albrecht, one of New Zealand's leading
image consultants, has been putting
together another of her popular
Personal Fashion Styling courses to arm
you with the knowledge to escape
inevitable ''black trap''; to wear colour
with confidence, look younger and
The course is designed to give
women from all walks of life a taste of
what it's like to tap into the expertise of
this seasoned personal stylist.
It runs for four weeks on Monday
evenings from 7pm till 9pm, starting on
June 17 at a new venue -- the exclusive
Tandem Photography Studio, 113a
High St, Rangiora.
Debbie's courses are fun, informative
and highly interactive -- the more you
participate, the more you'll benefit.
Each session's topics are covered in
take-home notes. Course numbers are
limited to 20. This course also features
a one-off hairdressing demonstration
by one of New Zealand's champion
stylists and there are weekly gift-
voucher giveaways too.
The course covers topics ranging
from a discussion on colour and ''colour
and clothing personalities'', personal
grooming, body and face shapes,
clothing styles, dos and don'ts with
swimwear, scarf-tying, and the grand
finale in week four: Putting it all
together -- the fun and fantasy of
A call to book before the end of May
to 03 313 5296 or 027 698 3838 will
qualify you for the early bird special of
$125. Bookings in June cost $185.
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GOOSEBUMP MOMENT: The Crusaders' victory parade in 1998 was a career highlight for Reuben Thorne.
By RACHEL MACDONALD
BREAKFAST BANTER: Frank Endacott and Reuben Thorne headlined a
highly enjoyable fundraiser for Big Brother Big Sister on Thursday morning.
FRANK ENDACOTT doesn't
like mushrooms and rugby
legend Reuben Thorne's wife
had her birthday on Thursday.
These were two left-field
details to emerge at a fundrais-
ing business breakfast on
Thursday morning, hosted by
Big Brother Big Sister North
Canterbury in Rangiora.
The event followed an enter-
taining question and answer for-
mat with rugby league person-
ality -- and Big Brother Big
Sister patron -- Endacott as MC.
Questions put to Thorne, vet-
eran of 71 games for Canter-
bury, 129 caps for the Cru-
saders, and 50 test matches for
the All Blacks, included:
Give us a memory of the game?
The night before my debut in
Pretoria, the coach and I
realised that I didn't know the
haka. I learned it that evening
and hid at the back the next day,
trying to go forward and back
with everyone else.
And I'll never forget 2002 --
the year I was made Crusader
captain. We had finished 11th
on the table the year before and
had all these new kids,
unknowns coming through --
Richie McCaw, Dan Carter. We
played 13 games and had 13
wins -- it was a dream run.
What are our chances in the
next world cup?
At the moment, probably not
great. A lot of the big names are
getting on a bit, but if you lose
them, you're losing a big core of
the current team. Maybe now's
the time to start bringing the
younger players through -- they
need a couple of years to come
on.Did you have someone outside
of the family who was a mentor
or supporter when you were
I suppose the big one for me
was Steve Hansen. I was born in
Christchurch, but grew up in
Taranaki, then I came back
down here straight out of high
school to play rugby. He was a
big influence. He kept us on the
straight and narrow, building
good friends and people around
us.Who are real characters in the
When I started, we were
changing from amateur to pro-
fessional, so you were playing
with guys who worked all kinds
of jobs and had these amazing
life stories. These days, all we've
really done is rugby. You make
great friends, but we're all
pretty much alike.
What would be a highlight of
The first Super 12 we were in,
in 1998, was amazing. We basi-
cally had to win every game to
get into the play-offs, then we
found ourselves up against the
Blues and they had a star
team ... but we beat them. Com-
ing over the rise on Colombo St
in the parade and seeing all
those thousands of people lining
the road was a real goosebump
Is there a career low point?
The 1999 World Cup, where
we lost to France in the semis,
was awful. I had only had one
10-minute run out with the All
Blacks and I guess I was naive
in my expectations -- I wasn't
anticipating the media frenzy or
the anger at home. We had
given it our best and that hit me
You could have been a great
league player -- what went
I did play league for one year
at New Plymouth Boys' High,
but it was way against the rules.
We'd creep out of compulsory
chapel on a Sunday morning
and the coach would be waiting
in his car. Then we got found out
and it was all over.
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