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New Documentary Series Focuses On Flaxmere Community

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The Flaxmere community is being celebrated in a new web documentary series that takes the viewer into the life of a barber and those who visit him for a haircut.

The Barber focuses on Somehz Touch Barbershop owner Peleti Oli-Alainu’uese, the other barbers who work there, and the community who visits.

His shop is in the Hastings suburb St Leonards, but many of Oli-Alainu’uese’s clientele visit from his home in Flaxmere.

It is considered a sanctuary for the predominately Māori and Samoan men (and occasional woman) who visit the shop.

Photo: Producer Kathleen Mantel with Peleti Oli-Alainu’uese at the launch of The Barber. Photo / Duncan Brown

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Posted: 24 January 2019

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