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									          Port Macquarie News
          Monday 3/8/2009                                 Brief: WSKILLS
          Page: 4
          Section: General News
          Region: Port Macquarie NSW Circulation: 5,625
          Type: Regional
          Size: 144.53 sq.cms.
          Frequency: M-W-F--

  launch skills
  THERE was plenty of plucking, painting and
waxing at the North Coast TAFE's Port Macquarie
Campus on Friday.
  The regional WorldSkills competition started in
the Hastings with a beauty contest.
  Hairdresser Megan
Kuhn, an international
WorldSkills competitor
who    will represent
Australia in November
in Calgary, arrived
early in the morning to
give the girls a pep talk.
  Ten young girls com-
peted against each
other in a challenging
test of their beauty
skills, contending for a
medal, a certificate and
a place in the World
Skills National compe-
tition which will be
2010.                        Vying for a position at
  TAFE Beauty teacher        the nationals: Beauty
and competition con-         student Arenea Norris
vener, Julie Hyde, said competed on Friday in
the girls were marked the regional WorldSkills
on lash and brow treat-       contest.
ments, waxing, mani-
cures, pedicures and evening make-up.
  Second-year beauty student Arenea Norris said
she felt confident throughout the day and would
love to win the competition for the travel.
  "I'm fairly good at most things, particularly
facials, massage and pedicures," the 18-year-old
said. "And it was great to have a talk from Megan
about the competition.
  She said the contest was a great way to recognise
the work of people in her industry.
  The event organisers selected the competitors
the Northern Coast and Northern Rivers to com-
pete and said they were hoping to send two final-
ists to the national competition as competitors
came from such a wide area.

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