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

 


Giving Asthma The Knockout Blow

Media release
May 2014


Giving Asthma The Knockout Blow

On June 4th, Auckland will host the world’s biggest boxing tournament. Super 8 will bring together eight international heavyweight boxing champions, who will fight it out in the ring at this unique event.

Sky Arena will be producing the Super 8 event, and they have generously pledged proceeds from an online appeal and auction to Asthma New Zealand. CEO Linda Thompson is delighted that Asthma New Zealand will be the recipient charity. “Funds from Super8 will allow Asthma New Zealand to implement future plans and projects that will greatly benefit people with asthma and their families,” she says.

Super 8 promises a knockout night. It will be an evening of excitement, with top Kiwi entertainment, explosive quick-fire rounds – and of course, thrilling knockouts. It promises to be the biggest New Zealand boxing event since the Tua vs. Cameron “Fight of the Century” in 2009.

“Super8 is currently tracking as the biggest pay-per-view event since the Tua vs. Cameron fight,” says Sky Arena CEO John McRae. “It will use new and innovative products, and we’re really happy to have attracted international attention from big names in heavyweight boxing.”

For further fundraising, there will be an option to text pledge a donation to Asthma New Zealand on the night. Viewers simply need to txt ASTHMA to 5338 to donate $3 while enjoying the evening.

Supporting Asthma New Zealand and Super8 is an online auction of money-can’t-buy experiences, including a trip to Las Vegas to watch world-class boxer Manny Pacquiao compete. TradeMe is hosting the auction, which is open now and will run during the boxing match. Items can be viewed at www.trademe.co.nz/stores/asthma_nz

Bidding will be available worldwide to anyone with a TradeMe account, and the MC will encourage bidding throughout the evening.

Charity auction producer Cathy Taylor has collated an exciting range of auction items. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she says. “It’s not often that there will be so many big names all together at once.”

Tickets for the Super 8 boxing tournament can be purchased at www.supereight.co.nz. Asthma New Zealand is also giving away four general admission tickets. Check out www.facebook.com/AsthmaNZ for more information.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

August 4: Centenary Of New Zealand Entering The First World War

PM John Key: I move, that this House recognise that on the 4th of August 2014, we will mark the centenary of New Zealand entering the First World War... More>>

ALSO:

Cyclists Net First NZ Gold

New Zealand won a gold meal and two bronzes on the first day of the Commonwealth Games. There was joy and heartbreak in an incredibly full day of sport. Here's how the New Zealanders fared. More>>

Cap Bocage: Anti-Mining Campaign Doco Debuts At NZ Film Festival

Playing at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival, Cap Bocage is a close-up exploration of the forces that came into play when environmental issues and indigenous rights became intertwined in New Caledonia ... More>>

Film Fest:

More Film:

Sharon Ellis Review: A View From The Bridge

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge is Circa’s latest big production, it opened on Saturday 19 July and it is a stunning triumph. More>>

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news