Event Programme

The Cocktail party is being held at:

Bostock Winery, 305 Ngatarawa Road, Bridge Pa

6pm  - 6.50pm Enjoy canapés, bubbly and an 'Advanced' Cocktail

Purchase your Prize Balloons for $50 during this time 

6.50pm You will be asked to find your seats

7.20pm Official Welcome, Housekeeping

8.15pm Live Auction begins

9.20pm Live Pledges

9.30pm Silent Auction and Raffle Drawn

9.45pm The party begins in the Stables with the band Badger

11pm First bus departs to Havelock North

11.30pm Band finishes, bar closes, Event Concludes


Special Diets

Do you or one of your guests have a special dietary restriction?  If so, please email Pippa at or phone 027 418 7452 so arrangements can be made with the caterer.

Bus Information

There is a bus service leaving at 11 & 11.30pm.

Tickets are available to purchase from the Bar and Auction desk all night for $10pp.

'Advanced' Mystery Balloons

We have over 200 prize balloons for sale at $50 - each balloon contains an amazing prize (includes firewood, hospitality vouchers, meat packs from Gourmeats, Ovation, RM Williams gear and under bench water filters, to name a few!).

What to Wear

This year our event is taking place at Bostock Winery in the winery warehouse with initial drinks and canapés being held in the marquee.  While there is heating installed in both spaces, it is winter so please dress appropriately.



There will be several EFTPOS machines at the venue, but we would also suggest you bring some cash along as well.


A cash bar will be operating from 9.30pm onwards.

Health & Safety

While we are looking forward to seeing you, if you are unwell, or have cold/flu/COVID symptoms we do ask that you stay at home.  With all indoor gatherings it is recommended that you wear a mask when you are not eating and drinking.  With the latest spike in case numbers of cold and flu, we want to try and prevent the spread of the illness as much as possible.

Auction Information


The Live Auction is only on the night.  If you are unable to attend and would still like to bid on the Live Auction please email Pippa at or phone 027 418 7452.



You can bid on the Silent Auction lots online prior to the event and on the night using Galabid, but must be registered to do so.

How to Register on the Galabid Website

Click here to enter the Galabid Cocktail Party webpage.  From the menu select 'Register' and follow the form instructions.

Click here for instructions on how to make your bids.

Bidding will open on Monday July 25, 2022