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Air New Zealand gets its dancing shoes on

13 March 2006

Air New Zealand gets its dancing shoes on

In a first for the airline, Air New Zealand has put on its dancing shoes to launch an online charity auction for tickets to the New Zealand premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, and the exclusive cast after-party.

From the 13th to 20th March, five double passes to the opening night and cast party will be up for grabs to the highest bidder, with 100 percent of all proceeds going to The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

"We've supported The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation for many years, providing flight assistance to staff and members. However this year, we thought we'd do something a little different to help out. The idea of an online auction seemed like a fun and exciting way to raise funds for this very worthy cause," said Norm Thompson, Air New Zealand Group General Manager Marketing, Network and Sales.

"We're appealing to people's goodwill to help us create an online bidding war that will generate funds for the Foundation. It's a great way for friends or couples who haven't yet bought their tickets to see one of the most romantic movies in recent times live on stage," said Mr Thompson.

For people living outside Auckland, Air New Zealand will provide return domestic flights for two, and one night's accommodation in the city.

The show features a high-tech set and all the famous hits and dance moves from the movie plus new scenes added especially for the stage production by creator Eleanor Bergstein, scriptwriter and co-producer for the original movie.

Kym Valentine from TV's Neighbours plays Frances "Baby" Houseman who, while on vacation with her parents, learns about love in the hands of sexy, handsome and charismatic dance instructor, Johnny Castle, played by Josef Brown, former lead dancer with the Sydney Dance Company.

The tickets are for the show's opening night on Thursday 30 March at 8pm at Auckland's The Civic at The Edge theatre stage. The auction runs from the 13th to 20th March and has a $1 reserve.

To bid online visit: www.trademe.co.nz and click on the charity auctions under "What's Cool" on the homepage or go direct to: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Members/Listings.aspx?member=1493543

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