Danielle Cormack’s hit return home

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:01AM
Natasha Utting, Anika Moa, Danielle Cormack, Natalie Zibung and Amanda Betts. Photo / Jake Skipper
Natasha Utting, Anika Moa, Danielle Cormack, Natalie Zibung and Amanda Betts. Photo / Jake Skipper

Last Saturday night Wentworth’s Danielle Cormack flew home from Sydney to be the special guest of honour at Lick Auckland’s night with the stars at Neck of the Woods on K Rd.

Lick Australasia Events is the brain child of founder Natalie Zibung, who has pioneered and revolutionised the events scene for girls who like girls across Australasia, attracting superstar guest attendees including the cast of The L Word, DJ Tigerlily, Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez, and Aussie DJ and actress Ruby Rose. Cormack left her boyfriend Adam Anthony at home for the night.

At last weekend’s Auckland event scores of fans were keen to meet and take selfies with Cormack, who plays Bea Smith on hit Aussie show, Wentworth.

Guests included Anika Moa and her fiance Natasha Utting, who is the producer on Moa’s new show All Talk with Anika Moa which starts this Thursday on Maori TV.

Also there was former model and talent agent Amanda Betts. Cormack and Zibung are working with her on her charity, Bridge the Gap, which focuses on confidence-building for young people in the wider community, including at-risk, vulnerable, incarcerated and young offenders.

“I am so passionate about bringing this all back to New Zealand and giving back what I never had to the community. Danielle and I are also planning our next Sydney, Brisbane, as well as UK and US events,” Zibung said.

Meanwhile, Cormack, who recently completed a 100km trek in Cambodia for Childfund, is about to feature in Aussie mini-series Deep Water, a role that sees her on the other side of the prison bars as Detective Brenda McIntosh, a crime scene investigator. The four-part thriller series was inspired by the gay hate crime epidemic that engulfed Sydney in the 1980s and 1990s.