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Aucklanders helping Aucklanders

Media release

July 4th, 2006 For immediate release

Aucklanders for Aucklanders

Top celebrities are joining with other Aucklanders to raise money for the Auckland City Mission’s Winter Appeal by offering themselves – and various services – to the highest bidders.

Business or financial mentoring, a catered dinner party or a house concert, private yoga lessons or therapeutic bodywork, luxurious, rejuvenating weekends on the Coromandel, sailing on the Gulf, or your very own home handyman - these are just some of the things on offer at the Auckland City Mission’s auction site on TradeMe, from Monday, July 10. .

Money raised will go towards food, clothing and other services for the city’s most marginalized families and individuals.

Marc Ellis will play a round of golf at Waiarakei with his highest bidder – with a leading golf coach on hand to give tips. “The Auckland City Mission is such a wonderful cause,” says Ellis. “Anyone can have bad luck and need a helping hand.”

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson sees the auction as an opportunity for everyone to benefit – the people and services being traded on TradeMe, those winning them with the highest bids – and the people in need of food and clothing to see them through the winter months.

“This is a particularly hard winter. It has hit fast and sharp. We are all finding it cold, but some people are really suffering and need help from the Auckland City Mission with the basics,” she says.

“People taking part in the TradeMe auction and sending in money through our household appeal are all helping fellow Aucklanders who are struggling.”

The auction will run for three weeks on www.trademe.co.nz/acm. People can also donate money directly to the Auckland City Mission by using the household appeal envelope; ringing 090042825 or 3792395; or posting a donation directly to the ACM, PO Box 5352, Wellesley Street. Food, clothing or bedding can be collected by phoning 3774322, or dropped off at the Mission, 140 Hobson St, Auckland City.

Name / business Occupation / industry Offer for auction
ACP Magazines Media Magazine subscriptions
Alex Mazonowicz IT Manager 3 hour IT consulation
Alison Mooney Professional Speaker 1x 1 hour conference presentation and 1x half-day training session on team development
Alison Robert Chef - Main Course 1x 1 hour demo class for up to 10 people
Amanda Delamere Finale Restaurant & Cabaret Dinner and show for 2 people at Finale Restaurant and Cabaret
Amber Peebles TV Personality see Brooke Howard Smith
Andrea Molloy Personal Life Coach / Author One hour life coaching session and personally autographed copy of ‘Redesign Your Life’ book.
Ann Sherry CEO - Westpac 2 hour lunch at Prime restaurant with Ann Sherry
Annette Presley Founder - Slingshot Internet / Callplus 2 hours of business mentoring
Bart Littlejohn Sails Restaurant $100 voucher to dine at Sails Restaurant
Bernadette Rae Yoga Teacher 3x 1 hour personal yoga lessons
Bevin Fitzsimmons Business Coach / Chartered Accountant 2x 1.25 hour coaching sessions on(a) starting a new business and (b) getting what you want from your existing business
Bill & Ben TV Presenters Bill & Ben's Bledisloe Bonanza thanks to The Kingslander
Bob Harvey Mayor of Waitakere City Signed copy of Bob Harvey's book 'White Cloud Silver Screen'
Brooke Howard-Smith TV Presenter A date with girlfriend Amber Peebles and $500 worth of Puma gear
C.K. Stead Poet Manuscript of a few poems written by Mr Stead
Camilla Martin DJ/TV Host DJ set of Rock n Roll, New Wave and golden classics at your party/event
Charlotte Dawson TV Presenter An afternoon at Servilles Ponsonby with Charlotte - cut, blow dry and makeup
Charlotte Fitzgerald Viscount School, Mangere 2 hours car washing or helping clean up a beach/park/public area
Clarke Gayford TV Presenter Experience the 'Stingray Splash' at Kelly Tarltons Underwater World with Clarke Gayford from C4 TV
Craig Draper Mechanic 4x car tyres to the value of $600
David MacGregor Creative Director / Idealog publisher Unlocking creative potential and making ideas ready - half-day workshop for up to 10 people
Debbie Mayo-Smith Motivational speaker - SuccessIS 1-hour presentation: Squeezing more time from your hour while improving your business results
Diane Levy Super Granny / Family Therapist A 2 hour session with Diane about problems you're having with your children
Diane Robertson Corporate Speaking Engagement 1 hour corporate speaking engagement
Elizabeth Shand Fashion Designer - Ruby Apparel Elizabeth will design a one off dress for a special occasion eg ball/wedding
Fairfax Magazines Media Various magazine subscriptions
Goodnight Nurse Band Hang out at sound check and side of stage at a Goodnight Nurse gig in Auckland, get a one on one music lesson with the band member of your choice, a signed copy of 'Always & Never', a signed copy of the 'My Only' single, hang out backstage and watch a gig from side of stage
Harvey Norman NZ Breakers Basketball Team The Harvey Norman NZ Breakers team will visit a school nominated by the winning bidder, and play a game against either the school team or a team selected from within the school by the winning bidder, on the school court. The winning bidder can also nominate 1 child to lead the Breakers on to the court at a home game, and sit on the bench with the team for the game.
Ian Jones Sports Presenter and former All Black Rugby coaching session for a team at any skill or age level
Imogen O'Neill/Jane Yee Stephen Marr Hair Afternoon of pampering & cocktails with Jane Yee of C4TV @ Lucy & The Powder Room
Jacquie Brown Broadcaster Jaquie will cook a roast for 4 people
James Griffin Script Writer Consulting session and assessment on your film or television script
Jane Yee TV Presenter - C4 See Imogen O'Neill listing
Jeni Pearce Dietitian 1x seminar on healthy eating
Jennifer Ward-Lealand Actress / Director Half hour performance by the 30-member strong Jubilation Choir
Joel Defries TV Presenter - C4 Bungy jump from the Auckland Harbour Bridge with Joel Defries , in association with AJ Hackett Bungy
John Hudson TV Journalist A day with John Hudson working behind the scenes on NZs top current affairs programme
Judy Bailey Writer / Broadcaster 2 hours of one-on-one media training
Kate Dowman Bridal Designer Kate will donate a wedding gown from her Orchid Wedding collection as well as a couture gown as worn on Shortland Street
Kelly Tarlton's Antartic Encounter & Underwater World Underwater World / Antarctic Encounter 2x Family pass to Kelly Tarltons Antarctic Encounter & Underwater World
Kenina Court Accountant / Investor Keynote presentation at your corporate event (topics include accounting, tax minimisation, structures and property investment, and also an entity structuring consultation and a family trust)
Kevin Ross & Kent Williams Builder & Electrician 8 hours work by carpenter and electrician
Laura Hill and Nicole Thompson Shortland St Actresses See Rachel Lorimer listing
Lauraine Jacobs Cuisine Food Editor Will meet you at the Matakana Farmers' Market and shop with you for ingredients for a Saturday lunch which you will help me cook at my Omaha beach house, as well as a signed copy of my book 'The Confident Cook'
Linn Lorkin Singer / Musician 1 hour performance
Lisa Dudson Financial Expert / Author Keynote presentation, with topics including investment strategies, money management and property investment, and a workshop presentation on these topics
Marc Ellis TV Personality / Company Director A round of golf for two at Wairakei International golf club including lunch and a couple of cold lagers post-round
Margie McLaren Facilitator A weekend away at a seaside bach in Otama Beach in Coromandel
Mark Hewlett Media Personality 1x personal workout session at Les Mills and a personal kick boxing session plus a 1-month membership at City Kickboxing
Martin Winch Musician / Tutor 2 hours guitar lessons
Mary Whaley Metalier Ltd Metalier will layer with bronze a pair of your baby's shoes or your sports shoes
Matthew Cullen Window Cleaner 5 hours residential window cleaning in and out
Michael Boulgaris Real Estate Guru Lunch with Michael at Cin Cin
Paul Vodanovich Football Player A day as Junior Squad Member for a child under 12 years at Auckland City Football Club's first game in the NZ football champs
Penelope Carroll - Mana Retreat & Spa Mana Retreat, Coromandel Weekend for two at Mana Retreat incl a one hour massage or water therapy at Waimana Spa
Penny Ashton (Hot Pink) Comedian 3 hours MC services for your function
Peter Chaplin Chef 3 hour cooking lesson at Berries Café, plus signed copy of his cookbook 'Rock Around the Kitchen'
Phillip Mills Personal Trainer A personal training and exercise program
Rachel Lorimer Publicist - Shortland Street Tour of Shortland St studio conducted by actors Laura Hill and Nicole Thompson (Toni & Scarlett from Shortland St)
Ross Grundy - Auckland Bridgeclimb Sales & Marketing Manager, Auckland Bridgeclimb & AJ Hackett Bungy 1 family pass (2 adults, 2 children) to walk over the Auckland Harbour Bridge / 2x bungy jumps off the Harbour Bridge
Salsasamba Latin Dance Team 1 hour of entertainment and dance from the Salsamba latin dance team
Sarah Gandy ZM DJ Sarah will MC a corporate event
Sharon Kenny Beauty On Demand 1 x 180 min business mentoring session – Auckland only – valued at $5,000; 1 x 45 min motivational speaking engagement – Auckland only – valued at $3,500; 1 x Beauty on Demand “Make Me Beautiful” Package – Includes Restorative Facial (90 mins), Luscious Pedicure (60 mins), Lavish Manicure (60 mins), Spray Tan application, Hair & Evening Makeup (90 mins) – Auckland only – valued at $500
Shawn King Asphalt Assault Stunt Man Offer TBC
Shelton Woolright Drummer - Blindspott Offer TBC
Sol Paterson 3 Bodywork Sessions 3 x 1.5 hour sessions of structural integration body work and movement coaching
Stables & Flynny ZM A VIP night out at the INXS concert for you and three friends with Stables and Flynny
Sue and John Sweetman Braemar's on Parliament Street B&B A weekend for two at Braemar's on Parliament including 2 nights accommodation, wine and chocolates
Tara Fontanilla - Ladbrook Solicitors Lawyer Mobile conveyancing service - conditions apply
The Cast and Producers of Outrageous Fortune TV3 A 2 hour visit to the set of Outrageous Fortune
Toni Marsh TV3 Weather Presenter Toni will record a voice greeting for you to use on your voicemail
Tony Blake Sail around the Harbour A race on the 1894 classic yacht 'Waitangi' for 4 people (15 years of age minimum)
Vic Williams Food & Wine Commentator - Words of Taste 1 hour wine tasting for up to 18 people in a private home/Lunch or dinner at O'Connell St Bistro
Yoga Academy Yoga Academy 1x voucher for 1 person to participate in a yoga class


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