Live auction programme
The live auction programme has 14 amazing items of entertainment, art, accommodation, food and services for you to bid on. Enjoy this mouth-watering list of items and get along to the auction to make your bid. You can buy your tickets on this webpage.
1. New Plymouth getaway
Head to stunning New Plymouth in a Gazley Motors prestige car and stay the night in the comfort of a suite at the Nice Hotel with dinner and breakfast for two included. You also get a personal tour of the Len Lye Centre and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.
2. Blue Bottle with Trees by Tony Kuepfer
Put your hand up for this stunning glass work crafted by Tony Kuepfer, a pioneer of studio glass making in New Zealand. His work has been exhibited widely in New Zealand and included in international exhibitions. It’s held in public and private collections. You can visit Tony’s studio on the Miramar peninsula.
3. Oriental Bay and all that jazz
Here’s your chance to spend a night at the beautiful Langdons on the Bay apartment overlooking Oriental Bay. Simply step outside and enjoy dinner for two at Beach Babylon. This package includes two tickets to the 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival, provided by the New Zealand Festival.
4. Wellington Harbour Heads by Michael Cox, acrylic on canvas
Michael Cox has been making art for more than 50 years. Michael paints five days a week at Pablos Art Studios and the hallmarks of his 30 years working as an art director and graphic designer can be seen in the geometric shapes and patterns he uses to depict nature.
5. Landscape consultation
Reap the benefits of this amazing onsite consultation with leading landscape architect Mark Newdick. Mark will take a full brief to understand your issues and hopes, a visual survey to identify key opportunities and constraints of your property, freehand sketches made onsite to illustrate design ideas, planting notes for tricky areas, and more … Also included is a set of Bacho Pradines hedge clippers, donated by Ellmers, to spark your landscape imagination.
6. Quilt of stories
Prisoners at Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility have stitched stories about family and home, love and loss, cultural identity, beauty and nature, and the hope of new beginnings into this exquisite Between Quilt (140cm X 184cm). It comes with its own bag and a book written by the women. Half the proceeds go to the Quilt Stitch Volunteers to purchase materials.
7. The Auckland experience
Treat yourself and a friend to a cultural weekend of stunning art, world-class theatre and delicious food at the five-star Hotel Pullman Auckland. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes experience at Auckland Art Gallery and two tickets to any Auckland Theatre Company show in 2017, plus a night of luxury at Hotel Pullman Auckland with breakfast for two.
8. Framing the Phoenix
For all those Phoenix fans, here’s a special chance to hang a daily reminder of your favourite team on your bedroom wall. This framed signed tee-shirt from the 2016 Wellington Phoenix Football Club team includes two tickets to a Phoenix game.
9. Luxury night at Huka Lodge
Indulge in a superb one-night stay in a Junior Lodge Suite (on a double occupancy basis) between May- Sept 2017, with gourmet 5-course dinner and full country breakfast. Drive in a prestigious car from Gazley Motors and arrive in style at this legendary retreat, nestled amongst great natural beauty on the banks of the Waikato River.
10. Wairarapa escape
Enjoy a mid-week mini break with a night in the elegance of the Martinborough Hotel, along with dinner for two at the celebrated Tirohana Estate Vineyard, including transport to and from the hotel. Vouchers may be used Monday to Thursday until 31 August 2017.
11. Weta Workshop’s Uruk-Hai Swordsman
Weta Workshop’s high-quality collectibles are made by the very same artists and technicians who work on their movies. From The Lord of the Rings collection, this fearsome Uruk-Hai Swordsman is one of a Limited Edition of 1500 collectible figures.
12. Peka Peka’s peaceful weekend
Escape to the tranquillity of Peka Peka Beach with two nights at Langdons Retreat, a private, sunny beachfront home with spectacular views of Kapiti Island. Also included is dinner for two at The Front Room Café and a copy of Barbara Todd’s exquisitely illustrated Whales and Dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand, courtesy of Te Papa Press.
13. A Fraser Hoffe chair
This distinctive Wellington artist takes his talents to a chair, creating a functional piece of colourful art to sit on in your garden or on your deck. Fraser works from Pablos Art Studios and Vincents Art workshop, and was one of five artists profiled in the I'm an Artist Campaign in 2014
14. Insurance valuation for your home
Expert Property Valuers Abbott Kavanagh Rolle Ltd will carry out an insurance valuation on your standard residential house in the Wellington region. Valued at $450.
15. Oh what a night with Fly My Pretties
Recline with a friend in the Botanical Gardens and be enchanted by 14 of Aotearoa’s finest musicians in the Fly My Pretties String Theory concert, including Tiki Taane, Ria Hall and Laughton Kora. This package includes a night at the Park Hotel and dinner for two at the Sterling Woodfire Eatery & Bar.