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Expo for women over 50

An expo will be held in Carterton aiming to boost the confidence of women over the age of 50. PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES


Emily Ireland

An expo for women over the age of 50 will be held in Carterton next Thursday, exclusively featuring Carterton businesses.

The Carterton Expo For Women 50+ was the brainchild of Carterton Pharmacy staff Mary Pope and Sharynne Fordyce.

They noticed many women in that age bracket had lost their confidence and were in need of a bit of a boost when it came to fashion, makeup, fitness, and health.

The idea of holding an expo dedicated to women over 50 was sparked by a woman who came into the Carterton Pharmacy to buy a black scarf.

“She mentioned that her had daughter said to her, what are you wearing today?” Pope said.

“I was actually going to say how nice she looked.

“We then got into a conversation about how when you get over 50, you lose your confidence a little bit in what you are going to wear – especially if you have daughters who say things like, mum what on earth are you wearing today?

“Then we were talking about the clothes, the hair, the makeup – you can lose your way a little bit as you get on and you may need a refresher.”

Pope said there were some “really trendy, amazing looking women out there”, and everyone deserved to feel just as confident.

“I used to be confident, but you do, in a lot of areas, lose your way,” Pope said.

“I’d love to try false eyelashes and all that sort of stuff, but you think, is that really appropriate for my age?”

The expo will be held from 6pm until 9pm at the Carterton Events Centre on October 11.

Featured at the expo are businesses spanning the areas of fitness, health, makeup, fashion, pets, food, legal advice, and a life coach.

Entry is free.


Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland
Emily Ireland is Wairarapa’s Local Democracy Reporter, a Public Interest Journalism role funded through NZ On Air. Emily has worked at the Wairarapa Times-Age for seven years and has a keen interest in council decision-making and transparency.

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