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


Variety Charity Auction For Christchurch

Variety - The Children's Charity has kicked off the Variety Bash charity auction, with 100% of all proceeds going to help children affected by the earthquake in Christchurch.

There are some unique and interesting items, which I thought might interest your readers.

‘Toss the Boss’ from AJ Hackett’s Queenstown Nevis Bungy - Has your boss been giving you grief? Well, here’s your chance to ‘Toss the Boss’! The winner of this auction can convince, cajole and persuade their boss to be tossed from AJ Hackett’s Queenstown Nevis Bungy. If your boss is too chicken, they can double the bid by making a similar donation to Variety and nominate you to take the fall instead!

Dinner with a Pacific Blue bachelor pilot at White Restaurant - Do you recall the Pacific Blue pilot from the much loved Pacific Blue “Happy Flying” / Macarena TV commercial? Well, here’s the chance for you and two friends to meet him over dinner at White Restaurant in Auckland. The handsome Cantabrian (who goes by the name Captain John Brooker) didn’t hesitate when asked to help Variety raise funds for his beloved Canterbury region after the tragic quake. The dinner and drinks alone are valued at $680. Add in Captain John Brooker and the value goes sky-high!

A Personalised Poem by renowned Writer & Poet Bill Manhire CNZM - A money-can’t-buy opportunity from New Zealand’s inaugural Poet Laureate. This is a rare chance to have a poem written for yourself, a unique occasion or perhaps a special person in your life, by acclaimed poet Bill Manhire.

Lesson with Anika Moa and Ashton Guitar Starter Pack - This is a priceless gift for a budding musician! In this pack you get a Ashton steel string acoustic Guitar, travel guitar bag, strap, spare strings, picks and DVD. However the best part is the kick-start to your career as a guitarist with an exclusive lesson with Anika Moa.

It would be great if you were able to mention the auction and let your readers know to visit www.trademe.co.nz/variety and bid on these items and more. The auction will run until Wednesday, 16 March.

Proceeds will be used for things like replacing mobility and medical equipment for children with special needs, providing specialised equipment or support to schools impacted by the quake or helping children to cope with the loss.

Donations can also be made at www.varietynz.org.nz/christchurchearthquake

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Big Spenders Are Not Our Tourism Salvation

Covid and climate change have been changing the face of tourism. That’s why it seemed oddly premature last week for Tourism Minister Stuart to announce that New Zealand isn’t interested in mass tourism any more, or in attracting the sort of budget visitors who “travel around our country on $10 a day eating two-minute noodles.” Instead, New Zealand aims to focus its marketing efforts on attracting wealthy, big spending tourists. “In terms of targeting our marketing spin,” Nash said, “it is unashamedly going to be at … High-quality tourists.” Really? The comments have raised a few eyebrows overseas, and a few hackles here at home. Nash’s comments have also been something of a gift to an Opposition adept at portraying the Ardern government as a bunch of liberal elitists out of touch with ordinary people...


National: The Heat Is On Tinetti As Strike Action Begins
The heat is on Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti to front up and speak to firefighters as they prepare to take strike action today, National’s Fire and Emergency spokesperson Todd Muller says... More>>

National: Surgical Wait List Hits New Record
A new record has been set for New Zealanders waiting more than four months for surgery, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says... More>>

School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Serious Fraud Office: Leave Sought To Appeal NZ First Foundation Decision
Leave has been sought to appeal the decision in the Serious Fraud Office’s NZ First Foundation prosecution... More>>

Government: Wage Growth Best On Record
Workers’ have experienced their biggest pay hike on record, outstripping inflation. Stats NZ figures show median weekly earnings from wages and salaries jumped by 8.8 percent in the June year... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>




InfoPages News Channels