TE ARAROA BRINGS HOPE TRUST CHARITY Art Auction
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WE want to build a commnuity facility at Waiohiki as the fulcrum for a 21st Century community, founded on Maori values but inclusive of all and any New Zealander who wants to contribute. The facility will contain a multi-purpose events centre, an educational facility, and a traditional meeting house.
To do this we need to raise $10,000,000.00 over the next decade, and these efforts were started with the Waiohiki Charity Art Auction held at Band , in Ossian St Ahuriri, on Thursday 29th September 2011.
The fifth annual Waiōhiki Charity Art Auction raised funds towards a fantastic new Marae Complex for Ngāti Pārau as the fulcrum for a 21st Century New Zealand community at Waiōhiki. Your support contributed towards plans to build a facility and also contributed to the cultural strength of our region and to the vitality of our shared nation.
We had an evening of treats for you. Our venue was at Band in Ossian Street Ahuriri is close to one of Ngāti Pārau’s former pa sites and we gave the street a feel of that past. The pa gates opened at 6.00pm and under the marquee, with a drink in hand, we had a chance to savour some indigenous cuisine (kai you may never have tried before) and listened to the sweet sounds of Tigi Ness and his son Che Fu backed by our own youthful musicians.
And that’s before you even got in the door! At 6.30pm sharp we were formally called into the venue, and, led by our guest of honour Kevin Roberts, we made our way to appointed places and settled down for an unforgettable evening of music, song, laughter, exquisite food, fine wine and the chance to purchase spirit-lifting artworks from both established and up-and-coming artists.
Between the stanzas of the auction you listened to one of Melbourne’s most accomplished jazz pianists Ngāti Pārau’s own Harril Mullany, with the John Redman Trio. And, as a relish, you heared our favourite crooner Frankie Stevens.
Sandy Adsett, Tom Allan, Peter Baker, Jo Blogg, Richard Brimer, John Bucklow, Brian Culy,
Leanne Culy, Katarina Drengubiak, Russell Evenson, Fane Flaws, Dick Frizzell, John Gisborne,
Kim Hands, Cat Haslam, Roberta Hawaikirangi, Gabrielle Henderson, Anneliese Hough, Stuart Howe,
Roger Kelly, Helen Mason, Para Matchitt, Ross Mitchell-Anyon, Mandy Olson, Anton Parsons,
Ben Pearce, Howell Person, Martin Poppelwell, Jono Rotman, Hugh Tareha, Riks Terstappen, Hooly Thin,
Jeff Thomson, Heather Turner, Jacob Scott, Tish Scott, Bridget Sutherland, Marc Vigor-Brown.
Under the whip of auctioneer Chris Tremain.
Attending bidders and absentee bidders refered to www.waiōhiki.co.nz for details individual tickets $150 plus gst or book a table of ten.
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