Auction offers an amazing array of sought-after items for Long Lunch guests

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Guests at Friday’s Long Lunch will be able to bid for some amazing items in our auction to help raise funds for Hautapu Sports Club and The Waterboy.

The Friday September 16 event at the Hautapu Sports clubrooms will feature guest speakers Sir Graham Henry and All Blacks legend Christian Cullen.

Our lunch is a chance to relax, enjoy lunch and drinks in good company and be entertained — all in a good cause.

If you can’t get to the lunch, and wish to bid for an item in the auction, please contact Mike Johnston on 021 719022 and let him know.

Here are items to go under our auctioneer’s hammer:

ITEM 1: Original miniature bat signed by 1949 NZ cricket team to England

Generously donated by: SHERYN HOBBS

Unbeaten in the test series, and losing only one of 35 first class fixtures, this was arguably New Zealand’s best touring cricket teams.

The miniature bat was one of only 18 produced and is signed by team members including the great Bert Sutcliffe.

Other team members were Walter Hadlee (captain), Merv Wallace, Geoff Rabone, Verdun Scott, Martin Donnelly, Brun Smith, John Reid, Harry Cave, Cecil Burke, Johnny Hayes, Tom Burtt, Fen Cresswell, Jack Cowie, Frank Mooney and Jack Philipps (manager).

ITEM 2: Autographed 2017 Black Ferns jersey

Generously donated by ANDREW FLEXMAN

The 2017 Black Ferns created history, becoming the first women’s team to be named World Rugby Team of the Year.

They swept all before them at the 2017 World Cup.

This iconic shirt has been signed by the full squad.

ITEM 3: The Ultimate Golf Day Out

Generously donated by TIEKE GOLF ESTATE

Enjoy an unforgettable day at the world class Tieke Golf Estate. This package includes:

  • 18 holes green fees for 4
  • $200 food and beverage voucher
  • 2 x 1-hour coaching sessions with head pro Reon Sayer

ITEM 4: A Shamexpress Service

Generously donated by WINDSOR STUD

Seize the opportunity to send your broodmare to one of New Zealand’s most exciting stallions. The racetrack success of his progeny speak for itself.

(Auction reserve applies for this item).

ITEM 5: Ultimate Chiefs Experience

Generously donated by WAIKATO CHIEFS

Have a great day out at a Chiefs home game in 2023. This package includes:

  • 2 x gameday tickets
  • Invitation for two to attend the captain’s run training session
  • Photo with the team
  • Signed jersey

ITEM 6: Takapoto Estate Pinot Noir

Generously donated by TAKAPOTO ESTATE

A case of six bottles of Takapoto Estate’s award-winning Pinot Noir.

Proceeds from charity auctions will help

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