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

 

“Kids at Christmas” Charity Auction

Final few hours of Air New Zealand’s “Kids at Christmas” Charity Auction

Air New Zealand’s “Kids at Christmas” charity auction only has a few hours to go and there are over 12,000 New Zealanders watching the online auction to get some great last minute deals and some fantastic Christmas presents.

There are over 130 items in the auction for people to bid on and the items up for grabs include flying to New York to share Breakfast with former Prime Minister Helen Clark, a Hen’s Party in the Sky, a deluxe spa weekend package to Queenstown, a five-night luxury family holiday to Fiji and two month’s unlimited Business Class travel, plus many more!

The first auction items start to close from midday with the final ones closing this evening.

This is the fourth year that the charity auction has run, with over $1 million being raised for the childrens’ charities over the past three years. The children’s charities benefiting from the auction are the Make a Wish Foundation, Kids Restore New Zealand and the Leukaemia and Blood Foundation (LBF Kids).

“This year we also have a range of sit-on wooden planes which have been exclusively painted by a range of Kiwi celebs and designers including, Phil Keoghan (presenter of the Amazing Race), Huffer, Trelise Cooper, Ruud Kleinpaste and other well known New Zealanders – these planes are truly masterpieces,” says Air New Zealand’s General Manager Marketing Steve Bayliss.

“There will be an item in the auction to suit everyone’s taste – from breakfast in New York with Helen Clark to being strapped to the Martin Jetpack for a test flight,” says Mr Bayliss. “Plus there is a fantastic selection of travel options to bid on, from Koru Lounge memberships, domestic and international flights, to two month’s unlimited business class travel.”

Over 10,000 bids have already been placed, and there is always the last day rush on items as everyone who has been watching starts bidding in the final hours.

The money-can’t-buy experiences include:

  • Morning Tea with our Prime Minister John Key - $8510

  • Be a Fire-fighter for a day = $134

  • Rugby league legend Steve Price will coach you children at your place, plus get some mates over for a chat with Steve and Air NZ CEO Rob Fyfe while they cook you all a bbq = $405

  • Exclusive Test Flight in the Martin Jetpack = $1310

  • World's first Hen's Party in the Sky - all of the business class section for you and 13 friends on a 747, champagne and your very own stripper = $4,020

  • Breakfast with Helen Clark in New York = $5240

  • Ever wanted to spend a day with a Boeing pilot - experience New Zealand from the cockpit of a B737 = $805

  • Guided tour of the Boeing factory in Seattle, trip for two = $4230

  • An aerobatic flight for adrenalin junkies (the plane is capable of two complete rolls in a second) = $525

  • Two months unlimited Business Premier travel (with lie-flat beds) for two people = an absolute bargain at $25,530

The link to see all of the items listed and to start making your bids is available from the Air New Zealand website www.airnz.co.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press.


Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>


Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>


Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland