Forget Movember - here's Mohawkvember

The patrons of a Bay of Islands pub have decided to take Movember a step further by starting their own fundraising month for prostate cancer - Mohawkvember. The publican of Opua's Roadrunner Tavern, Mike Baas, and five of his regulars kicked off the initiative by getting their heads shaved except for a strip down the middle. One patron, who did not have enough hair to muster a mohawk, sacrificed part of his beard instead. Mr Baas said the fundraiser was inspired by the death three months ago of his father, the Dutch-born Opua identity and publican Basil Baas, due to prostate-related cancer. Photos by Peter de Graaf.

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