Mo growing to begin

Top lips across the country are twitching in anticipation of the start of Movember.

The Mo-mentous month of moustachery kicks off tomorrow with a nationwide shave-down.

Movember, established in Australia in 2003 and now a global men's health movement, raises vital funds and awareness for men's health in New Zealand.

For 30 days across 21 countries it harnesses and shapes the incredible support from Mo Bros and Mo Sistas worldwide and this year hopes to involve more one million participants.

New Zealand Movember Manager Rob Dunne said he was encouraging all Kiwi guys to learn about their family's health history and predispositions and to understand the risks they may face.

Mo Bro and Mo Sista Ambassadors for 2012 include Brodie Retallick, Aaron Mauger, Jared Hoeata, Maz Quinn, Matt Watson, Wairangi Koopu, Jay Reeve, Willie Lose, Jamie McKay, Murry Sweetpants, Brendan Pongia, John McBeth, Chris Sisarich and Will Hall.

Olympic Gold Medallist Eric Murray, who arguably has New Zealand's most famous blonde facial hair, will be supporting the Mo Bro's with his top-tips on grooming and advising Mo Bro's on how to get the best of their Mo's.

Rounding out the official support this year is two of New Zealand's leading ladies who will lend their support as official Mo Sisters. Sports star and Sky TV presenter Melodie Robinson will be cheering on and inspiring Mo Bro's throughout their Mo growth cycle, as will actress and TV Presenter Jo Holley.

Mo Bros and Sistas can register as individuals or teams at where they create their own Mo Space page, an easy place for others to donate and show their support.

To speak with an ambassador about their involvement, a Mo Bro or Sista about their stunts or find out more who's on-board please contact PR Consultant, Paul Blomfield, (021) 970 871 or

- Bay of Plenty Times

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