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Event Programme

The Cocktail party is being held at:

Toitoi: Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

6pm  - 6.50pm Enjoy an AWE McNicol signature cocktail or a glass of bubbly,

and canapes by Dish

Purchase your Prize Balloons for $50 during this time 

6.45pm You will be asked to find your seats

7.15pm Official Welcome, Housekeeping

7.30pm Main Course served 

8.30pm Live Auction begins Lots 1 - 6

Small Break followed by Lots 7-11

10pm The dance floor is open and we will be entertained by Shaun Preston 

11pm First bus departs to Havelock North

11.30pm  Bar closes and music finishes, Event Concludes

11.45pm last bus departs to Havelock North


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 & 11.45pm to Havelock North

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

'Advanced' Mystery Balloons

We have over 300 prize balloons for sale at $50 - each balloon contains an amazing prize (includes firewood, hospitality vouchers, wine, and RM Williams gear to name a few!).

What to Wear

Dress to Impress!



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


Your ticket includes a drink on arrival, complimentary Fling! Cocktails all evening thanks to the team at AWE McNicol, and beer kindly donated by Roosters.

There will be a limited number of Bostock Wines on the table, additional wine will be available to purchase over the bar throughout the evening.

Cash and Eftpos will be available at the bars.

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.  

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 you must be registered on Galabid to do so.


Thank you to all who purchased Raffle tickets for The Cocktail Party!

The winners are....

1st Prize (Mystery Break) - Cedric Bayly

2nd Prize ($500 voucher from Firstlight) - Chris Harrison

3rd Prize (Heart Kauri Boards) - Peter Headifen

4th Prize (The Hot Lap at Hampton Downs) - Anna Cato Smith

Congratulations to our winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes!

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 24, 2023 

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