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2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction Dinner

Tuesday 05 November


Adult: $160.00
Table of 10: $1600.00


Tue 05 November, 14:30-20:00


Trustpower Stadium Arena

The Rotary club of Tauranga Te Papa together with the Zonta club of Tauranga Area are excited to run its fifth Melbourne Cup Charity Auction.

With a change in timing, for the first time this prestigious charity event supporting iconic and deserving local charities will incorporate a Gourmet Dinner rather than a Gourmet Lunch.

Come and join us for a late afternoon and evening of fun and entertainment, gourmet food, auctions and fashion, including the highlight, the running of the Melbourne Cup – Live on the big screens.

Fabulous prizes are up for grabs for fashion in the field winners, both male and female so get dressed up and make up a table of friends or workmates. If you like to win a bit of money, sweepstakes will be sold on the day. If you like to win LOTS of money then be in the action to secure a horse in the Calcutta, BIG dollars are able to be won here.

Our MC and keynote speaker is the well-known Jim Hopkins. Jim Hopkins, New Zealand celebrity well known for his work in television, radio and theatre and local body politics along with him being a scriptwriter for Close to Home, presenter of Fast Forward, Don't Tell Me, The Inventors, Dateline Monday, and a performer on The BNZ Festival Debates. A hilarious after dinner comedic speaker, Jim Hopkins is famous (or infamous) throughout New Zealand as a broadcaster, columnist, author, debater and, believe it or not, local body politician.

Two great Local Charities – Waipuna Hospice and SHAKTI.

The 2019 Melbourne Cup Charity Auction is being organised by Tauranga Te Papa Rotary and Zonta Tauranga, with Jerry Cowper as the Event Marketing Co Ordinator.

In addition to pre-dinner canapes, a gourmet dinner and dessert there are two of bottles of wine per table with additional drinks available at the bar.


Tickets available in tables of 10, or individually.

$160.00 per ticket
$1600.00 per table (gst incl)

Limited Sponsorship packages are available.

Need to know more or want to take a table?
Phone Jerry Cowper 027 6347 239 or book on line.

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