11 days to go

11 days to go!

11 Days to go and things are all starting to fall into place. Venue is sorted, decorations are being made, Auction Items are all rolling in, and Tickets are all sold! We couldn’t have guessed that things would fly along so well and that there were so many generous people out there. We’re very excited for the auction night and by the sounds of the people I’ve spoken to we are not the only ones.

I wanted to write a big post to cover a few bits off. I haven’t posted for quite some time now as things have been so madly busy getting organised for the auction night, they still are but thought everyone would like to know whats going on, and more importantly what is up for auction on the night. I will post tonight all the Live Auction items (12) we are doing on the night and then in the next few days I will put up a list of our silent auction items (Which we are still adding to daily).

I also wanted to say a big thank you to a lot of people out there who have been doing stuff quietly in the background. Ash Bowman and her mum Lesley have been baking for the Staff at Premier Beehive and have been averaging a couple of hundred dollars a week for the baking which is amazing! Deb Whiteman completed the Tora challenge and was very sore afterwards but raised nearly $600 in donations for that. Cafe Strada in Masterton had their first Coffee Charity day for us Yesterday and raised $89 and are hoping to add us in again for Queens Birthday Monday which is apparently a very busy day so that’s very cool! Megan and Daniel Evans made $130 out of their cupcake raffle, Thank you very much guys! Alex from Jamberry Nails made nearly $600 out of her Facebook Nail Parties for us, there are some ladies out there which very fancy nails going on now. Thank you Alex and everyone involved. Palliser Ridge have donated a load of wood and are running a wood raffle in conjunction with and located at Pinehaven Orchard, Carterton Kindy are running their own wood raffle as well which will be at New World on the 3rd and 4th of June, otherwise if you are interested let us know and we’ll sort you out.

All of these people who are doing these amazing things to help, off their own backs, really warms our hearts and makes us feel so lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people in such an amazing community. We really can not thank you all enough.

Health wise things are tracking OK, I have my next MRI coming up the week after the auction night, be interesting to see where that sits and if there is any activity going on.

Also, Important News. We cracked over 300 Likes on Facebook over the last couple of weeks which is amazing, Thanks everyone!

Right, to the important stuff, Below is a list of our 12 Live Auction Items for the night. There is some pretty amazing stuff here, so get your Cheque books ready folks!


1. Borthwicks Estate 2008 Pinot Noir Magnum (3L)
1 x 3L Bottle of 2008 Pinot Noir from Borthwicks Estate Vineyard. With a Silver Medal at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards this Pinot Noir is the silky, smooth, full-bodied star in his line-up Thanks to Borthwicks Estate

2. iPad Air
Thin. Solid. iPad Air is just 7.5 millimetres thin and weighs less than half a kilo. Even though it’s extremely light, it has a refined aluminium unibody enclosure that feels solid and durable in your hand. 9.7-inch Retina display: Photos and videos look incredibly detailed and text is razor-sharp on the stunning Retina display, which features over 3.1 million pixels – a million more than a HDTV. A7 chip: The powerful and power-efficient A7 chip with 64-bit architecture makes everything remarkably responsive – while still delivering up to 10 hours of battery life.
Thanks to Noel Leeming Masterton

3. Martinborough Experience
Spend the day being whisked across Martinborough by the Tranzit Tours team on their famous Gourmet Wine Tour, followed by dinner at the newest restaurant in Martinborough E10 with a $100 Voucher and finished off by a night at the luxurious Brackenridge Country Resort.
Thanks to Tranzit, Trust House and Brackenridge Country Estate

4. $1000 worth of Media Works Advertising
Enjoy a boost to your company using this great little package from Mediaworks. Mediaworks Radio encompasses The Edge, The Rock, MaiFM, RadioLive, moreFM, georgeFM, The Sound, The Breeze, Magic and Scout. Plenty of options to reach the right demographic for your advertising.
Thanks Mediaworks

5. Hauraki Gulf Experience
Spend two nights at the luxurious Copthorne Auckland City
Get collected from your hotel in a 1969 Chevy Chevelle Malibu, taken the scenic route to be delivered to Mamma Mia, your launch for the day in the Hauraki Gulf.
Cruise around the Gulf. Fishing, BBQ Lunch and/or dinner anchored off Waiheke, Paddle Boarding in the gulfs most beautiful bays, maybe even see some Dolphins.
Have a wine, beer or be a pirate and have a rum!
Thanks to Jon Styles and Copthorne Auckland City

6. 3 Nights at Aroha Villas Bali
Aroha Boutique Villas is located within the prime restaurant and shopping district of Bali. Seminyak is the hub of Bali with so many trendy shops and cafes truly cater for everyone’s needs. The villas are walking distance to everything, even renowned restaurants and beaches.
Thanks to Paul Southey and A1 Homes Greytown

7. Hayden Paddon Signed Jersey and Hat + Merch
Hayden has been racing since the age of 6 and has just recently become the first New Zealander to win a WRC championship. This official race top and hat signed by Hayden himself along with a drink bottle and Travel mug from Hyundai make for a great package that will only increase in value.
Thanks Eastwood Motor Group

8. Meccanoid
Meccanoid G15 KS will respond to voice commands with more than 1000 pre-programmed phrases, including jokes and fun facts. They’ll also walk with you, shake hands and even give you a high-five! That’s just the tip of the iceberg of what this amazing robot can do.
Thanks Dove Electronics and Technology Solutions

9. Signed All Blacks Ball with World Cup Jersey
This signed rugby ball by the 2013 All Blacks team would look great in any sports collection, between the two consecutive world cup wins, this team is one of the strongest we’ve fielded. Comes with an official 2015 World Cup All Blacks Top
Thanks to Rugby New Zealand

10. Central Stags Signed Cricket Bat
One of only 10 of these bats signed by the Central Stags Georgie Pie Super Smash Twenty20 Competition Side. Including Signatures from Mahela Jayawardene, George Worker, Adam Milne, Andrew Mathieson and Many more (Includes a sheet of info and who has signed) This will be a well sought after and investment item.
Thanks to Central Districts Cricket Association

11. Signed All Blacks World Cup Jersey
Signed by the Entire 2015 Rugby World Cup Squad, This Framed World Cup Training Jersey is a hard to get item that can only gain value. Arguably the best Rugby Team ever fielded worldwide.
Thanks to the Greytown Rugby Club

12. 2016 Hyundai Accent
Take the Accent hatch for a spin and you’ll discover that this small car is so much more than just a ‘runaround’. It has all the practicality you’d want, such as advanced safety features to keep you and your passengers safe, great fuel economy and brilliant manoeuvrability about town, which is made even easier with a reversing camera. And it’s full of surprises too, with state-of-art technology, luxury features and advanced levels of comfort in an unexpectedly spacious interior. Offered by Eastwood Motor Group they can arrange Finance for the winner also. If you are interested in a test drive just pop in to the dealership and mention you are coming to the auction night.
Thanks to Eastwood Motor Group

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