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

 


Aucklanders for Aucklanders

Media release

August 2, 2006
For immediate release

Aucklanders for Aucklanders

A game of golf with Marc Ellis, racing around the track in a Formula Callenge V8 with Lisa Lewis, and a painting donated by artist Misery have been the top draw-cards in the fundraising Auckland City Mission Aucklanders for Aucklanders auction on Trade Me.

Close to half a million people checked out the 107 separate offers on the site during the three weeks of the auction. Marc Ellis attracted the highest number of actual bids – 534 – followed by Misery, and then Shortland Street actors Laura Hill (Toni) and Nicole Thompson (Scarlett), with their offer of a tour of the set. But the top bid went to designer Kate Dowman. Her Orchid Collection wedding dress fetched $2, 600, while a second wedding dress, worn for a Shortland Street wedding, brought in another $1, 310.

All up the auction, which closed on Sunday, will have raised around $50,000 for the Mission’s Winter Appeal, the money going towards food, clothing and other services for the city’s most marginalized families and individuals.

“It has been great seeing Aucklanders coming together –both those who have donated their time and services and the thousands who have bid for them – to make life easier for people who are struggling,”says Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson.

The Winter Appeal continues until August 14. You can still donate money directly to the Auckland City Mission using the household appeal envelope; ringing 090042825 or 3792395; or posting a donation directly to the Auckland City Mission, 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.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news