Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


John Hawkesby’s shirt to go

February 13, 2004

John Hawkesby’s shirt to go under the Goldwater auction hammer for charity

Former television news reader John Hawkesby will have his shirt go under the hammer for charity at the Goldwater Wine art auction on Waiheke Island on February 26.

The former broadcaster is Master of Ceremonies at the auction and has gifted his shirt for the event where all the proceeds will go to the Waiheke Community Art Gallery and Te Huruhi Primary School.

The annual Evening in the Vineyard auction is being run by Goldwater Estate. Last year the event raised over $30,000. Thirty artworks by artists including Christine Boswyck, Peter Oxborough, Christine Cathie, Donna Hansen, Raewyn Atkinson, Gary Nash, Denis O'Connor, Barry Lett and Philip Luxton and highly valued bottles of wine will go under the hammer.

Wineries from around New Zealand have donated outstanding and rare bottles of wine for the auction. Last year a magnum of Felton Rd Pinot Noir sold for $1550, Goldwater spokeswoman Gretchen Goldwater said today. ``As a result of our last auction, Te Huruhi Primary School now boasts a comprehensive music department. We will continue to provide solid support for the school.

``Our art gallery is making waves in the art world. The gallery is currently showing the Sculpture in the Gulf, described by Prime Minister Helen Clark as THE NZ sculpture exhibition.’’ she said. Ms Goldwater said they were in for a superb 20th vintage season and already received excellent feedback from recent vintages.

``We had a 4am phone call from France recently telling us that they had just drunk our Cab/Merlot and they said it was as good as any French wine. They were sorry to have woken us but they said they just had to tell us as the wine was so good.

``We were also Winery of the Year in US Wine and Spirits Magazine 2002 Wine Buying Guide and we have achieved the highest price achieved for any NZ wine at an International wine auction.’’ Next month Goldwater will celebrate its 20th vintage release with a celebrity dinner held on March 11 at the winery. The 20th release will be a numbered release with only 600 cases in special wooden cases including a letter from pioneer winemaker Kim Goldwater. The Waiheke wine industry was pioneered by Kim & Jeanette Goldwater in 1978 and is a major influence on the island’s economy these days.

Master of Wine Bob Campbell says Goldwater's wines are ``a remarkable testimony to a district that is with some justification hailed as New Zealand's best area for Bordeaux style reds’’.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Zimbabwe: New Democracy, Or A False Dawn?

Gordon Campbell: Robert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the scenes in Cairo in early 2011, when a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>


Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>


Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>


Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election