Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Auction helps Guide Dog puppies on their mission

Auction helps Guide Dog puppies on their mission


Under the hammer: Bayleys managing director Mike Bayley on board an America's Cup yacht with Blind Foundation Guide Dog Frasier and a selection of auction items to be sold in The Great Guide Dog Online Auction. EXPLORE NZ has offered an America’s Cup sailing experience as one of the auction items

The next generation of guide dog puppies will embark on a mission to change the lives of blind or low vision New Zealanders with help from an online charity auction.

The Great Guide Dog Online Auction, organised by leading real estate agency Bayleys, will generate funds for the raising and training of Blind Foundation guide dogs.

Bayleys staff across the country have worked tirelessly to collect around 1000 auction items to be listed on trademe.co.nz starting on May 13. All items will be listed with just a $1 reserve under The Great Guide Dog Online Auction heading.

Among the sought-after listings are holiday and leisure packages, sports goods and memorabilia, event passes, appliances, limited edition artwork, clothing, restaurant vouchers and priceless celebrity encounters.

Big ticket items will be listed throughout the auction and include:

• Barbara Kendall’s own Olympic Torch – one of only three in New Zealand and the only one not held in the Olympic Museum

• Rugby ball signed by the 2013 All Blacks

• The opportunity to design and make your own flavour of Giapo gelato with ice cream chef extraordinaire Gianpaolo Grazioli

• A private tour of the renowned St Matthews-in-the-city bell tower and the chance to ring the bells

• Dinner with Olympic gold medallist and Emirates Team NZ yachtsman Rob Waddell
and wife Sonia, cooked by Masterchef contestant Cameron Petley and including two night’s accommodation at former All Black Alistair Scown’s personal home

• A private training session for four with Shane ‘The Mountain Warrior’ Cameron

• A round of golf with Master Chef judge Josh Emett at the Royal Auckland Golf Club

• An NRL experience with rugby league commentator Andrew Voss (Vossy) and the
Sky Sports broadcast team, including access to the commentary box and sideline

• Two night’s accommodation at a luxury whale-watching retreat in Tonga, including a champagne cruise

• An America’s Cup sailing experience courtesy of EXPLORE NZ

• An overnight stay on a Royal NZ Navy frigate.

• A ride in the Police Eagle helicopter

• A voucher for two to do the SkyWalk at SkyCity in Auckland

• Signed 2014 NZ Warriors and Auckland Blues jerseys

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Bayleys’ sponsorship of the Blind Foundation Guide Dogs – a partnership that has so far generated around $2.5million and funded the training of around 120 puppies.

Blind Foundation chief executive Sandra Budd says the auction is a wonderful opportunity to raise essential funds for the Guide Dog programme through the bids of kind-hearted Kiwis.

“We are thrilled to have amazing support for the auction from all of the team at Bayleys and so many other generous people across the country.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news