LIVE AUCTION

The 2016 auction is shaping up to be the grandest in Cancer Society Ball history.

This year, we're handing the auction reigns over to the experts from Harcourts.

Winning bidders will be sent home with covetable, 'money can't buy' experiences, including
trips around the world, custom fashion, luxury getaways and so much more to be desired.

 

THE EVENING'S AUCTIONEERS 

Mark McGoldrick  /  Harcourts Holmwood

Roger Dawson   /  Harcourts Grenadier

Ben Deans  /  Harcourts Gold

 

The Only Suit You’ll Ever Need…  

Time to swap out your dusty old drabs for something a little more polished?

Look sharp at every special occasion with the perfect ensemble from Sergios Menswear’s Merivale store.

One lucky gentleman will step into Sergios, and walk out with a new, unique outfit including… 

  • A custom, made-to-measure suit
  • A classic pair of handcrafted English leather Loake shoes
  • A shirt and tie of choice from Sergios’ broad range of exclusive, international styles

OFFER VALID FOR 12 MONTHS, NOT REDEEMABLE FOR CASH OR STORE CREDIT.

Generously donated by
Sergios Menswear Merivale

Fly To Anywhere In The World*
with Singapore Airlines

See the world with the highly awarded and hugely celebrated airline, and one of the Ball’s longest running supporters, Singapore Airlines.

  • Delight in all the exclusive benefits and luxuries of return Business Class airfares for two anywhere in the world Singapore Airlines flies.
  • Be treated to a delicious selection of gourmet food and wine from world-acclaimed chefs and expert wine consultants.
  • Relax and take it easy before you reach your destination with Singapore Airlines’ spacious, comfortable seat, doubling as a fully flat bed, and fantastic entertainment multiplex. 

Paris, Barcelona, Sri Lanka or the Maldives… What part of the world will you see next? Singapore Airlines can take you from Christchurch direct to Singapore and on to over 60 destinations.

 

* FLIGHTS ARE VALID TO SELECTED DESTINATIONS IN ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH AFRICA AND EUROPE. DOES NOT INCLUDE AMERICA'S OR AUSTRALIA / ISLANDS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Generously donated by
Singapore Airlines

Luxury Escape To Otahuna Lodge… 

Just beyond the outskirts of Christchurch in the village of Tai Tapu, Otahuna Lodge is a beguiling Victorian mansion set in 30 acres of restored Victorian gardens. Discover the rich history and culinary secrets that have made Otahuna a timeless destination.

  • Two-couples will be treated to one of Canterbury’s finest accommodation experiences…
  • Upon arrival, settle in to your luxury suite and explore the homestead and beautiful surroundings
  • Indulge in pre-dinner drinks and canapés followed by a 5-course dinner with matched wines.
  • Re-treat upstairs to your private luxury suite for the evening
  • Finish off the experience with breakfast the next morning before departing home.

MUST BE TAKEN BETWEEN 1 SEPTEMBER AND 30 NOVEMBER 2016. THE FOUR GUESTS (2 COUPLES) MUST REDEEM THEIR EXPERIENCE ON THE SAME DATE - CANNOT BE TAKEN SEPARATELY. BOOKING IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY.  SPACE MUST BE CONFIRMED BY PRIOR RESERVATION ON 03 329 6333 OR ENQUIRIES@OTAHUNA.CO.NZ.

Generously donated by
Otahuna Lodge


Learn To Cook With Giulio
 
Spend a Sunday with Giulio Sturla, owner and head chef of the award-winning Lyttelton establishment, Roots Restaurant. 
 
Learn all about Giulio’s honest food philosophy in this hands-on experience, by spending the day with him picking up fresh, local produce at the Opawa Farmers Market and foraging the land for organic goods. After all of your hunting and gathering, Giulio will join you in your own kitchen at home to guide you through preparing a special lunch for your loved ones, using your day’s worth of wholesome findings. 
 
Following this private culinary tutorial, it’s then time to see how the food connoisseur does it himself. Make a reservation at New Zealand’s Restaurant of the Year 2015 where you’ll savour each delicious bite of food like you’ve never experienced it before. You’ll be treated to a world-class, eight-course dinner for you and three guests, with matched wines.

day spent with giulio must take place on a sunday morning, to then prepare a lunch meal. all produce to be purchased by the auction winner (with guidance from giulio) Exact date tbc between giulio and the auction winner. roots restaurant dining VOUCHER will be PRESENTED to the winner, specific voucher terms and conditions apply.

Generously donated by
Giulio Sturla & Roots Restaurant


Vbase Corporate Suite Experience

He’s performed for royalty, sold an impressive 40 million CDs and DVDs across the globe, and now you have an exclusive opportunity to see the world’s most successful and most charming violinist, Andre Rieu, at Horncastle Arena on October 29, thanks to Vbase.

Be enchanted by the King of the Waltz, and invite 11 other guests into your own luxurious corporate suite to enjoy a selection of delightful canapés, sip on Mumm Champagne, and cherish every beautiful note as Andre and his impressive ensemble, the Johann Strauss Orchestra, deliver a world-class performance.

Generously donated by
Vbase


A year of Bacon, and a bonus brekkie with Leigh Hart!

From small beginnings in New Brighton, to now being New Zealand’s most sought after producer for those classic Kiwi meals… Whether you’re after bacon to accompany your morning fry up, sausages to throw on the barbie when the mates are around, or salami for a gourmet platter, Hellers is a staple for every fridge in the country.

As part of the Harcourts Cancer Society Ball 2016, NZ’s favourite butcher is beefing up the auction list with a year’s supply of Hellers Bacon. And the tomato sauce on top? Leigh Hart will come to the auction winner’s workplace to cook up a morning feed to fuel them and their colleagues with delicious Hellers 100% NZ meat.  

So… who will be taking home the bacon?

year of bacon is 1 x pack per week. breakfast date will be tba between hellers & auction WINNER. breakfast INCLUDES meat for 50 pax (ADDITIONAL OF THE 'YEAR OF BACON' PRODUCT. 

Generously donated by Hellers

 


An Editor For A Day

Have you ever dreamed about editing the news? This may be just the breaking story you’ve been waiting for… 

The power of the mighty pen is in your hands with this money-can’t-buy experience to help edit the South Island's most-read newspaper, The Press, and reach over 182, 000 members of your community. 

As an editor for a day you will work alongside The Press editor-in-chief, Joanna Norris. You will start the day off at morning meetings with a team of editors, reporters and photographers. Participate in the commissioning of stories, hear the news before the rest of the region, discuss the stories and opinion pieces, help choose letters to the editor, and participate as the team selects and places stories and photographs by The Press journalists.

Join The Press team as an editor for a day.

Terms and conditions apply: All content selected is subject to approval by the editor-in-chief and must meet publication standards.

Generously donated by
The Press


A piece of New Zealand
sporting history…

In 2015, the All Blacks made history as the first team to retain their title as world champions of the Rugby World Cup.  Jerseys were marked with blood, sweat, tears and a few grass stains – and All Blacks coach, Steve Hansen, has generously donated one of the special rugby jerseys, from the team's back-up wardrobe, to the Cancer Society Ball auction, signed by the full All Blacks Rugby World Cup team. 


Frame it, wave it like a flag at all future games, or wear it to bed. Whatever you decide to do with it, there is no denying that this is a highly enviable collector’s item that hardcore rugby fans would do almost anything for. 

Generously donated by
Steve Hansen


BMW Alpine xDrive
August 2016

 
Get behind the wheel of BMW’s latest range of high performance vehicles with a friend and experience the exhilaration of the Ultimate Driving Machine in the most challenging ice driving conditions NZ has to offer. 
 
Your adrenalin-pumping NZ BMW Alpine xDrive Experience, for two people, includes: 

  • Two nights’ accommodation at the luxurious Millbrook Resort, Queenstown
  • Millbrook Resort shuttle service to and from Queenstown Airport. 
  • Welcome cocktail function and briefing on arrival night. 
  • Helicopter transfer from Millbrook Resort to the testing facility. 
  • An adrenalin packed day driving BMW vehicles at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds. 
  • BMW Alpine xDrive Awards Dinner, Millbrook Resort. 
  • BMW Alpine xDrive branded winter vest.

CURRENT DATES AVAILABLE FOR ALPINE X DRIVE DATES 2016: 7th, 8th , 9th and 10th  & 14th AUGUST. WINNER WILL GET TO SELECT A DATE (FROM THE ABOVE). AVAILABLE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Flights to Queenstown not included.

Generously donated by Jeff Gray BMW
 


A motivational team training session with Gilbert Enoka

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to be the best at what you do? How can your ambitious and focused team become as accomplished and victorious as champion sports teams, CEOs, and all the big names in business?

Join Gilbert Enoka, the General Manager of the Cancer Society Ball’s Lead Parnter, Harcourts International, for an inspiring workshop to equip you and your team (sporting or corporate) with a winning set of skills and mental strength. Learn what it takes to be mentally prepared for life’s big moments from the influential professional who has trained the All Blacks, the Crusaders, top corporate stars, and many other New Zealand heroes. 

Gilbert’s philosophical approach to everyday life will empower you and your comrades to fly over even the biggest hurdles that life puts in front of you.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. DATE OF TRAINING SESSION WILL BE ESTABLISHED by winner and gilbert post-auction. 

Generously donated by
Gilbert Enoka


A year of VIP treatment with Mod’s Hair

In January 1994, Mod’s Hair opened a world-renowned salon on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. Now, 22 years later, and the Paris-based salon have achieved a highly regarded reputation in Christchurch, as well as all around the world, with a creative team of stylists creating flawless, first-class looks.

As part of their rich history, Mod’s Hair have been premium partners with the Cancer Society Ball and are back on for 2016 to offer another exceptional auction item. Spoil yourself with a decadent VIP treatment package at the legendary Mods Hair in Merivale every week for one whole year. Blow dry one week, balayage the next… it’s completely up to you what fashion trend you want to channel every seven days. 

Maximum visits: Once per week* (*Week = Monday - Sunday). No visits may be transferred to alternative weeks. Commences Monday 29 June 2016. Ends FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017. All appointments must be made in advance and are subject to availability. All appointments must be held within standard Mod’s Hair opening hours. 

Generously donated by
Mod's Hair Merivale


Politically signed Whisky & Wine…

If you’re a fan of autographs or just enjoy an excellent drop, here’s an auction item worth raising a glass (and your hand) to. Enjoy a one of a kind bottle of Glengoyne Whisky, signed by the Rt Hon John Key, Prime Minister and opposition leader, Andrew Little. The two major NZ politicians are completing the package with a bottle of JK – The PM’s Pinot All Noir signed by John Key, and a bottle of Mount Difficult Pinot Noir signed by Andrew Little.

Share with your friends, save for a special occasion, or simply show the collection off. There are no politics around what you choose to do with this auction item.

Generously donated by Hon. Clayton Cosgrove MP, Rt Hon John Key and Andrew Little MP.