Wellington, May 25 (ANI): In a bid to raise funds for breast cancer and the fire service, twelve of Havelock women have posed nude as "calendar girls".
One of them even went to the extent of wearing nothing but a mussel shell for the shoot.
Tania Varcoe posed for her photograph outside The Mussel Pot restaurant dressed just in a big mussel shell.
In fact, just when the mussel maiden was getting clicked, she was spotted by the passengers of the InterCity coachline.
"I was shocked, as I use those buses to go to Christchurch and I knew the driver, but as I am normally dressed I don't think he recognised me," the NZPA quoted her as saying.
She added: "The passengers stared, as they would, seeing a female outside a restaurant with no clothes on dressed only in a mussel shell."
Varcoe, a hairdresser by profession, works with Blush and owns Metamorphosis, a beauty therapy and massage business.
"Being famous in Havelock is great, but I will avoid nude shots in future," she said.
The pin-up girls include-a new mum, volunteer fire fighter, nurse, retailer, real estate agent and publican-who have all posed for pictures which are a little naughty but not offensive.
According to ship broker Pat Copp, the brain behind the calendar, it would put a smile on faces and show Havelock's innovative spirit and character.
The calendars will go on sale for 15 dollars each at a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the Slip Inn on May 30, and the proceeds will go to the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation and Havelock Fire Service. (ANI)