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Anyone can bid on the dazzling list of silent auction items, whether you are attending the ball or not.
If any item does not meet the reserve price it will not be sold.
If the winning bidder is not attending the Great Ball, they will be contacted the next day to arrange payment and to arrange uplifting of the item.

1. Parapara Fallow Deer Hunt

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Up to three hunters will have a guided hill country fallow deer hunt. Your journey will start from Whanganui by 4-wheel drive, travelling just 45 minutes up the Parapara.

A weekend adventure, staying overnight with two days of hunting, you’ll take quad bikes through breathtaking scenery and exhilarating valleys.

This is a great opportunity to take your sons and daughters, or mates for a weekend to remember. Food supplied. Accommodation is in authentic rustic,  shearers quarters – 100 years old. This is not for those wanting the Sheraton – this is for the Adventurous.

Own guns essential, licenses required for shooters.  Full safety briefings and safe practices followed.

Date by mutual agreement.  Limit max 6 animals. Killing shed available.    

Generously donated by

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Gordon Craig

2. Motor Racing Memorabilia

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A signed and framed Le Mans shirt from the 2015 Le Mans Winner himself, Earl Bamber, professional international racing driver from Whanganui.    

Generously donated by

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Earl Bamber

3. Michael Hill Gent's Watch

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This opulent gold tone watch features a 60 minute chronograph and a fashionable black dial including day and date indicators. With water resistance up to 100m (330ft), this elegant and durable watch will be telling the time for years to come.  Not into gold?  THIS WATCH CAN BE SWAPPED FOR THE SILVER MODEL IF YOU WISH.

Generously donated by

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Michael Hill Jewellers

4. Eyeware

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His and Hers Ray-Ban Sunglasses are the epitome of cool and may be selected by the winner to suit taste and face shape.  Ray-Ban is the global leader in the premium eyewear market and by far the best selling eyewear brand in the world.

Generously donated by

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Eyes on Victoria

5. Zoom Teeth Whitening

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Zoom Teeth Whitening "For those who want results now, a Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed in-office treatment offers a smile up to eight shades whiter with a 1 hour application by your dental professional"

Generously donated by

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Victoria Dental

6. Outdoor Furniture Setting

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Stylish furniture to make your outdoor oasis even more enjoyable.  A 5 Piece Setting - Durable plastic table and 4 chairs made by Keter + a Keter Cool Stool (seat  with a drinks cooler inside), weather resistant, strong and easy to clean.

Generously donated by

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Mitre 10

7. Arborist Tree Care

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You will have the expertise of 4 specialist arborists for a morning to prune and shape trees and large shrubs or even remove a monster! 

The fully qualified and insured team at Rivercity Trees Services are committed to providing you with a great range of top quality tree services and are well experienced and equipped to take care of all of your: Felling and Pruning, Mulching and Thinning, Stump Grinding and Firewood, Crown Reduction and Hedge Trimming, Sunlight Enhancement, as well as, On-going Section Maintenance requirements.

Generously donated by


Rivercity Tree Services

8. Women’s Pamper Basket

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Treat yourself or share with friends - a bumper basket filled with goodies including:

Wella Professional Hair Products –Morgan Taylor Nail Polishes – Jane Iredale Mineral Shimmer Powder – Arrow Beauty Spa Hand & Body Lotions 

Generously donated by


The Edge

9. Lingerie Luxury Pack

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Treat yourself or give as gifts - a stunning selection of Bassoni underwear, Hotmilk and Milkman underwear, Intissima hosiery and vouchers including:

Triumph underwear voucher $100

Togs swimwear voucher $100

Generously donated by


Top Draw

10. Crossroads Wine Package

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For over 20 years, Crossroads has brought wine lovers the very best of small parcel winemaking from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

The quality and craft of Crossroads wines continues to be recognised at home and abroad, with accolades including Best New Zealand Red Wine for Crossroads Winemakers Collection Syrah 2012 and NZ Wine Producer of the Year.

Enjoy 1 bottle Crossroads Milestone Series Chardonnay 2014 and 1 bottle Crossroads Milestone Series Syrah 2013

Generously donated by

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Dorothy Barnes

11. Garden Design by Springvale Garden Centre

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A garden consultation with Kelly Jean Kerr, a qualified landscape architect.

The consultation includes travel with in the city limits to provide a one hour site visit offering creative ideas and practical solutions for your own vision and requirements of your property, including follow up notes of the consultation.

-Ideas can be provided for outdoor living spaces -Hard landscape design -Plant suggestions to specific site conditions -Plant and tree spacing.


Generously donated by

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Springvale Garden Centre

12. The Kim Kardashian Replica Ring

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A silver 22.25 Carat Cubic Zirconia Replica Ring  The radiant cushion cut cubic zirconia is set in   a 4 prong setting. The shank is a narrow classy style, which showcases this eyecatching stone.  A Michael Hill Valuation of $1699 valuation accompanies this item and will be sold if it reaches reserve.

Generously donated by

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Paula Wade

13. World of WearableArt Package

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The World of WearableArt, known as WOW, is a renowned international design competition that attracts hundreds of entries from all over the world.  This package includes:

  • 2 x tickets to Preview Night on Wed 21 September 2016
  • Pre-show dinner at Bellamy’s with MP Chester Borrows

Generously donated by

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World of WearableArts

Chester Borrows MP

14. Business Signage

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A 1.2m x 2.4m full colour single sided sign panel. Custom designed in your business, club or organization’s branding  - a great promotional tool. 

Generously donated by

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Morrie Gibbons Signs

15. Cooks Gardens Corporate Box

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Relax and watch in comfort, in your own private Corporate Box for up to 12 people, one of the Heartland Rugby matches during the 2016 season.  Includes tickets to a match of your choice, corporate box at Cook's Gardens, the home of Wanganui Rugby Union (the date is based upon first in first served and is not available for the final, if this match should occur). Includes a platter of mixed finger food.

Generously donated by

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Cooks Gardens

Wanganui Rugby

Whanganui Events Trust

16. The Weta & Wellington Experience

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Weta Workshop Tickets:

Double pass to Weta Cave Workshop Tour

Double pass to the Thunderbirds Are Go Behind-The-Scenes Experience

(Weta vouchers valid until 31/1/17)

Hammonds Wellington Coach Tour of Wellington

Meet the tour at the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Centre, Wakefield Street.

Wellington City & Coastline Tour (2.5 hours)

The perfect introduction to Wellington City. Departing daily, experience the best attractions and must see landmarks of this vibrant city and get off the tourist trail. Take a ride on the famous cable car (optional at own cost) but most of all sit back and enjoy Wellington at its finest!

(voucher valid until 8/12/16, subject to availability, bookings to be made one week prior to travel)

Generously donated by

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Hammonds Tours

Weta Workshop

17. Rachel Brandon Designing Interiors

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Creating beautiful interior designs from colour schemes for interior and exterior, renovations to new builds.  Rachel will provide a two hour interior design consultation to get you started.

Generously donated by

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Rachel Brandon Designing Interiors

18. Heartland Rugby Jersey and Season Passes

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Enjoy a whole season of Rugby, at our own home of rugby, supporting the local team.


2XL Heartland Rugby Jersey

2 x Season Passes to Heartland Games at Cook’s Gardens 2016

Generously donated by

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Wanganui Rugby

19. Quilted Bedcover


River City Quilters actively promote quilting and the use of textiles, within the Guild itself and with the community at large.

This fine example of their craft is an intricate hand made quilt measuring 200cm x 177cm, perfect for bed or as a throw.

Generously donated by


Rivercity Quilters