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From riches to rags: NZ’s most flamboyant shoe-shiner



Larry Woods, Mister Sunshine has to be New Zealand’s most famous and flamboyant shoe-shiner.

Big, little, smart or casual, he shines them all for free so it’s not exactly making him a rich man.

He earns money from his beeswax which he sells for $50.

But this hasn’t always been Mr Woods’ life — he was a multi-millionaire once mingling with big names among high fashion.

But despite all the money and perks, he wasn’t happy and after a few bad deals and a couple of divorces, he lost it all.

Now his riches to rag story has been made in to a short film which premieres tonight in Auckland.

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