This year, we're going digital! Thanks to Gala Bid, all of Canterbury can bid on this year's dazzling
and ever expanding, list of silent auctions - whether you are attending the Ball, or not! 


We're on a mission with Harcourts and The Press to bring all of Canterbury together to break last year's fundraising
total and to raise the most we have ever raised for the Cancer Society, so they can continue the
amazing work they do here in the Canterbury community.


To register via text

  1. Text CANCERSOCIETYBALL followed by your FULL NAME
  2. Send it to 3840
  3. i.e. CANCERSOCIETYBALL Jeremy Corbett
  4. Follow the registration link you are sent from GalaBid to login and place bids!

To register via your internet browser

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the ‘REGISTER’ button
  3. Enter your details and click ‘SUBMIT’
  4. You will then receive a text with the link to the auction catalogue and a passcode.
  5. Use the passcode to login or click the link in the text to be automatically logged in on the browser on your smart phone. You are now ready to bid!

No mobile phone or need help?

There will be a volunteer at the Harcourts' Cancer Society Ball with an iPad that can register and place bids for you on the night.  

If you have any queries pre-Ball, please email

If you need any help on the night, see the volunteer at the auction table in the atrium. 

Happy Bidding!


Here's a sneak peak of the silent auctions you'll find online at Gala Bid...

Baroque Pearl Bracelet

Acquire this stunning sterling silver Tahitian baroque pearl bracelet, a beautifully unique piece from Young Jewellers, valued at over $1 000.

Generously donated by
Youngs Jewellers

Spa Package

Relax and unwind at the newest retreat in the heart of Christchurch, Urban Skin and Body. Indulge in over three hours worth of full body pampering, including a 70-minute La Clinica Marine Radiance Facial, a foot soak and exfoliation, a full body massage and your choice of express manicure or pedicure and eyebrow design.

Generously donated by Urban Skin and Body

Lake Tekapo Family Retreat

Grab the kids, pack the car and escape to the South Island’s most charming town, Lake Tekapo, for a weekend of good times with the family. Settle into the beautiful Greenworth Lodge for four nights accommodation, complete with wood-burning fires, and extraordinary views of iconic New Zealand mountain ranges. Top the weekend of with a $200 voucher at the world class Kohan Restaurant, heralded by the country’s top foodies as a must-eat destination.  

Accommodation and voucher terms and conditions apply.

Generously donated by Greenworth Lodge and the Kohan Restaurant

Show You Care with a Monthly Cake and Flower Donation

This is an auction item with a difference. We’re giving you the opportunity to express your support through contributing a year’s worth of kindness to the lives of Cantabrians living with cancer. Once a month, for a whole year, the Cancer Society will deliver a beautiful cake from Cakes by Anna and a gorgeous bouquet from Aromaunga Flowers Ltd The Tannery to someone on their cancer journey. Following each delivery, you’ll receive a small note letting you know who you were able to bring a bit of brightness to that month. 

Generously donated by Cakes by Anna and Aromaunga Flowers Ltd The Tannery

Tween/Teen Confidence & Deportment Modelling Workshop

A two day course for young teenagers to explore their sense of style and develop confidence in their own identity which is a very important factor thru out the duration of this course.  This workshop entails hair and makeup demonstrations from industry professionals, an education on etiquette, motivational life lessons, a guide to skincare/beauty, and the opportunity to produce a catwalk at the end of the course. 

Generously donated by Portfolio Models

Lynn Woods Designer Package

Add some glamour to your life with these luxurious designer products from Lynn Woods, the boutique store on Victoria Street. This high-fashion package includes a Trelise Cooper cuff love bracelet, French candle and designer reading glasses.

Generously donated by Lynn Woods 

Furtography package

Furtography prides itself on creating beautiful images of your four legged friends. This auction is for a Signature Session for your pet/s on location. You will get the full furtography experience with a pre-session consultation at the Furtography studio. The photo shoot will be at a mutually agreed location in Christchurch, whether it is the beach, forest, river or park, and $300 to spend on artwork at your image premiere.

Generously donated by Furtography


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Private Tour With The Director, Jenny Harper

Explore the newly reopened Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu on a Wednesday evening, with ten of your close friends.  Gallery director Jenny Harper will be your personal guide. Start the evening off with drinks in the director’s office, followed by an exclusive back-of-house after hours adventure….

Generously donated by
Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna O Waiwhetu

Scenic Helicopter Flight

Explore breathtaking sights from an extraordinary perspective with Tekapo Helicopters. Choose from a range of scenic flights including adventures above the turquoise waters of Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo, snow landings, and unparalleled, spectacular views of the Southern Alps.

Voucher terms and conditions apply.

Generously donated by Tekapo Helicopters

Full-body Pamper Package

Your day of total relaxation at the exquisite Acacia Skin Health & Beauty includes a therapeutic foot soak, a full-body hot stone massage, a refreshing and rejuvenating customised facial, a deluxe manicure, make-up application, and complimentary snacks and refreshments to top it all off. This incredible spa experience will have you walking out feeling like a new person...

Generously donated by Acacia Skin Health & Beauty

Handmade Chris Cairns Bear

Take home former Black Caps cricketer, Chris Cairns, in his soft toy form. Christchurch Bear & Doll Club member, Di Shepherd, has kindly donated one of her handcrafted  novelty bears, to add a bit of sweet New Zealand sporting charm to the household of a winning bidder.

Generously donated by Di Shepherd

Sterling Silver Daffodil Pendants

Hold onto the special memories from tonight's Ball and take home one of these symbolic daffodil pendants. This beautiful sterling silver gem has been handcrafted right here in Christchurch and is the perfect dainty piece for everyday.


Generously donated by the Cancer Society

A Wardrobe Makeover

Louise Heller from Live STYLE Love is a Christchurch based Stylist specialising in personal styling, wardrobe editing, and personal shopping. For this auction item, Louise will give you a full consultation and wardrobe edit package where you will gain knowledge and wisdom and learn how to wear new outfits with what you already have. This package is worth over $500 and includes a discount voucher to spend at Rouche in Merivale Mall either during your 2.5 hour shopping adventure with Louise or in your own time.

Generously donated by Louise Heller from Live STYLE Love and Rouche

Private Pilates Classes

Sculpt and tone your body into a state of wellbeing with private classes from the specialist teachers at Scoop Authentic Pilates. Enjoy three workout sessions with a buddy and another three individual sessions, and achieve excellent posture and great technique in no time. 

Generously donated by
Scoop Authentic Pilates

Natural Family Portrait

Christchurch Portrait and Wedding photographer Stephanie loves to capture real stories. Her images are described by clients as happy, connected, vibrant, atmospheric, fresh, fun, alive, intuitive, rich, real, personal, honest, heartfelt, beautiful, natural, loving and “in the moment”. You are bidding for a 1.5 hour Family Portrait Session. 


Generously donated by Handmade Photography

Rose Pruning by Vicki and Richard

Husband and wife couple Vicki and Richard Green are donating their time and gardening talent to the Cancer Society, kindly offering to prune one winning bidder’s roses during the winter season. Wake up next spring and smell your fully bloomed roses, thanks to 4 hours of thorough pruning from this lovely local couple.

Generously donated by Vicki and Richard Green

A Dolls House with a Story

Avid Christchurch Bear & Doll Club member, Di Shepherd, has very generously donated her delightful one-of-a-kind dolls house to the silent auction. Lovingly built for her by her late father, it has given Di much joy over the years completing it with delightfully intricate furniture and décor. This wonderful, timeless item comes complete with all the furniture and dolls including wired lighting, collector’s books & extra furniture kitset packs.

Generously donated by Di Shepherd

Signed Nadia Lim Cookbook

Nadia Lim's first ever cookbook belongs on the shelf of every household. Full of fresh, bright and beautiful recipes, Nadia's cookbook will have you stirring up delicious meals every night of the week. The inscription inside from the 2011 MasterchefNZ winner herself, makes this auction item even more special.

Generously donated by the Cancer Society  

Hotlaps Experience with V8 Supercar

Prepare yourself for the ride of your life with New Zealand's number on Motorsport experience, V8 Superdrive. Race around for an unforgettable x3 Hotlaps in the brand new Walkinshaw Aussie Supercar, boasting a 6 speed sequential gearbox and capable of well over 280km/h. Chris Hyde (past Formula 5000 Tasman Champion) will do all the driving - so sit back and enjoy the unreal speed of this hot vehicle. Young or old, if you've got a need for speed, this experience is for you.

Generously donated by V8 Superdrive


Capture The Moment

Professional photographer, Ann Worthy Stephenson from PhotoWorthy Images, specialises in capturing picture-perfect fantasy, maternity, newborn, and family-tailored photographs. Enjoy a unique photo-shoot session with Ann and hold onto each significant moment through carefully printed photographs on museum-quality archival matte paper.

Generously donated by
PhotoWorthy Images

A Weekend in Akaroa

Take a break and spend 2 nights' accommodation at a beautiful holiday home located in the middle of Akaroa. Sleeping up to 8 guests, this is the perfect opportunity to get away for the weekend and pass the time with friends in this serene town, surrounded by picturesque bays.


Generously donated by Matthew and Kate Reid

Man Cave Treasures

It’s time to start making room for the following elite collection of memorabilia that no sports mad bloke will ever be able to resist, including signed Sir Richard Hadlee cricket gear, a Crusaders signed rugby ball and 2015 jersey, Olympic souvenirs signed by rowing gold medalists, and many more collectables to be desired. 

Generously donated by CRFU, SkyTV and other supporters of the Cancer Society

Handmade All Blacks Bear

Flick on the sports channel, pull this little guy out and sit him on the couch as your own household All Blacks mascot. This is Di Shepherd's second handcrafted bear on offer for this year's silent auction. Rugby fans, raise your hands!

Generously donated by Di Shepherd

A year's supply of Dilmah

It looks like everyday will be a tea party for the winning bidder of this auction item. Our friends at Dilmah are offering a year’s supply of their authentic, high-quality tea, so that you never have to miss out on your daily cuppa. Time to boil the kettle folks…

Generously donated by Dilmah NZ Ltd

The Bealey Glass Painting

Glass artist, Vicky Fletcher, was moved to create a glass landscape of The Bealey as it encompasses both Westland and Canterbury Regions – an appropriate masterpiece to donate to the Ball. The base is made from a fallen totara tree on Vicky’s property at Upper Kokatahi, an alpine schist boulder found in the Kokatahi River, and slabbed by a local jade carver. The lovely Vicky hopes her work brings the buyer as much pleasure in owning it as it gave her in making it.
Generously donated by Vicky Fletcher