All sold! The amazing items guests bid for on the night.

1. Mercedes 2020 Drive Day

2020 Mercedes-Benz Auckland Driving Event at Hampton Downs. This exclusive prize includes personal guidance of Australasia’s best driving instructors, the use of Mercedes-Benz vehicles during the event, all refreshments and a gourmet lunch. VIP guests take to the track with professional drivers, many involved in racing events around the world.

You will have plenty of time at the wheel, including track circuits, advanced driving manoeuvres, skid pad sessions and off-road driving.

Donated by: Mercedes Benz Auckland

2. Bay of Islands Escape

Up to 4 people can enjoy the tranquillity at The Sea House, part of a private beach village at Tapuaetahi on the Purerua peninsula, only 20 minutes from Kerikeri. The vista from your bed is just the sea and the Cavalli Islands.

TIDE is the first floor two bedroom apartment. If you are two...then it is perfect for romance. TIME is the downstairs studio apartment which looks directly out to the waves. Whether it’s 2 or 4 people, this perfect spot is for you. Donated by Annette Main.

Air Chathams were the very first company to support The Great Ball in 2016. Once again they have wowed us by donating return flights to Auckland for 4 people.

Mercedez-Benz Auckland  have made this package complete with the use of a luxury Mercedes vehicle to drive from Auckland to The Sea House return.

Donated by: Annette Main, Air Chathams, Mercedes Benz Auckland

3. “The Chosen Few”

This Limited Edition All Blacks 2004 ‘The Chosen Few’ Signed and Framed Print, generously given by a private donor,  is one of only 250 units worldwide and is hand signed by the entire squad and coach.

Led by its new rugby captain Tana Umaga, NZ opened its 2004 campaign with two crushing wins over world champion England. The Bledisloe Cup victory over Australia in Wellington continued its dream 2004 season. Measures 80x59cm

Donated by: Anonymous

4. Mellonsfolly Experience

A timeless western experience for 4 people where the Old West lives on. Dust off your cowboy hat, pull on your jeans and cowboy boots and experience the Old West at Mellonsfolly Ranch.


One night Luxury Accommodation in Old West Town: Victorian elegance, western themed room, en-suite bathroom, luxury bedding.

Western Meals: Set menu dining: hearty western evening meal, full cooked and continental breakfast, afternoon tea

All Complimentary Activities: Cowboy Kit Out, Gun Slinging, Canon Firing, Archery, Horse-Shoe Pitching, Lasso, Hiking & Western Movie Time

Shared use of all the Town facilities.

Donated by: Mellonsfolly Ranch

5. Glass Art

The nature of working with molten glass has enabled Katie Brown to capture fluid moments of patterns and lines within glass.  Internationally acclaimed, Katie has been a glass maker for 22 years, and is one of only a handful of full time glass makers in New Zealand.   “Lace” is based on a a technique called Incalmo which began in the 16th Century and is about the joining of two pieces to become one. It has been designed and hand made for the “The Great Ball”.

Donated by: Katie Brown

6. Christchurch Flight Experience for 4

The ultimate scenic helicopter flight for 4 with Richie McCaw at the controls.  Discover Christchurch from a whole new perspective when you fly over the city. See the progress of the massive rebuild and the abandoned suburbs from the 2010/2011 earthquakes. Then on the way back head over Port Hills and Lyttelton Harbour for a dramatic view of the port and coastline.

Donated by: Christchurch Helicopters

7. The Best Sleep

A third of your life is spent sleeping so the bed you choose is important.  Select any bed to the value of $5000 from the full Bed Rumours range in Queen, King or Superking . This includes the top of the range Excelsior bed featuring an INTERCOIL boxed foam, pocket-coil spring system for an orthopaedic level of support. ‘Sleep on a Cloud’ softness, combines with the ultimate in spring control for a mattress designed to contour to your body for the ultimate dream sleep.

Donated by: Furniture Zone

8. The Central Otago Experience for 4

The ultimate in luxury, culinary adventure, activity, pampering:


  • House of Travel vouchers flying Air New Zealand for 4 people to Queenstown to the value of $1200
  • Luxury accommodation in a two bedroom apartment for 3 nights at the beautiful Ramada Remarkables Park Queenstown.
  • A round of golf for 4 plus carts at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown Set in a natural alpine amphitheatre against the backdrop of The Remarkables mountain range, this 27 hole golf course exploits the dramatic terrain fully, delivery world-class golf.
  • Tasting and tour of Cardrona Distillery for 4 people
  • Tasting and tour of Wet Jacket Wines for 4 people
  • Breakfast and lunch for 2 at Bespoke Kitchen including beverages
  • Breakfast and lunch for 2 at Vudu Cafe & Larder including beverages
  • Pampering at EVE Beauty Queenstown to the value of $100

Donated by: Ramada Remarkables Park, Millbrook Resort, House of Travel Whanganui, Eve Beauty, Cardrona Distillery, Wetjacket Wines, Bespoke Kitchen, Vudu Café & Larder

9. The Perfect Property

Spruce up your property with the services of Whanganui’s specialist arborists, Rivercity Tree Services.  You will have  3 arborists @ 5 hrs each, a truck chipper and stump grinder for half a day to take care of all your tree maintenance needs.

Revitalise your garden with 5 hours of expert Landscape Design advice from Springvale Garden Centre’s professional Landscape Designer and enjoy a $200 voucher to spend in store.

Start the summer with a new Char-Broil 3 Burner BBQ with roasting hood and side burner courtesy of Mitre 10.

Don’t need all 3? Share the bidding with friends.

Donated by: Rivercity Trees, Springvale Garden Centre, Mitre 10

10. Norfolk Island Holiday

The holiday you’ve always wanted:

Flights for 2 return from Whanganui to Norfolk Island  in the Convair 580 with expansive leg room and large windows for viewing. Arrive in style and enjoy some old fashioned service from Air Chathams! Norfolk Island is a tropical island paradise, foodie heaven, heritage haven and a beautiful holiday destination.

Included is 7 night’s accommodation at Aloha & Tudor Apartments in a 1 bedroom Deluxe Unit.

Enjoy a High Tea Luncheon on the magnificent lawns at Forrester Court. This multi-award winning family property is positioned on the cliffs’ edge overlooking Cascade Bay and includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, 10 courses, a wonderful balance of savoury and sweets, T2 Tea or plunger coffee and sampling of local liqueurs.

Included is transfers to and from the airport to accommodation and the choice of any two Island Explorer Tours. Aalehau Island Tours are expert local guides and tell Norfolk’s stories and history.

Donated by: Air Chathams, Aloha & Tudor Apartments, Forrester Court, Aalehau Island Tours

11. Suzuki Car

The New Suzuki Swift GL Auto Car

Completely redesigned, re-imagined, and re-engineered, the third generation Swift has the personality and fun of the original hatchback and is lighter, safer, and even more economical than before. Taking small car design one step further, the Suzuki Swift combines the latest in safety and technology with cutting-edge style. So seize the day. Enjoy every minute. Life is Swift! Provided by our local Suzuki specialists, David Jones Motors, the car is black and features tinted windows and new 17” alloys.

Donated by: David Jones Motors

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