Charity Auction

GABA Charity Auction & Luncheon 2015


Proudly presented by ANZ, GABA’s signature charity spectacular returns to the water-front surrounds of the Hilton Auckland on Sunday 15 November 2015.

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The annual GABA Charity Auction & Luncheon is the primary fundraiser for the GABA Charitable Trust, which has distributed LGBTI community grants and scholarships now amounting to almost $300,000 across the last 15 years.

This year’s gala charity event is an auction-packed afternoon of fundraising, fine dining and maritime melodies, hosted by New Zealand’s own Olympic speed skater and international LGBTI advocate and speaker Blake Skjellerup.

An outstanding programme of live music includes a choral medley from GALS (Gay and Lesbian Singers), plus a performance by Pigeon & Bellfrog, the collaborative project of leading young New Zealand composers Claire Cowan and Alex Taylor.

The afternoon’s salty soundtrack will be selected and mixed by acclaimed composer and DJ Samuel Holloway.

GABA’s official auctioneer Michelle Maitland from George Walkers Auctions will be at the helm – ably assisted by none other than Mr Gay New Zealand Matt Fistonich and burlesque babe Miss Leda Petit.

This first class entertainment extravaganza will be topped off with a very special nautically-themed show starring the South Pacific’s prima divas of drag, Buckwheat, Tess Tickle and Chanel D’Vinci.

In addition to an Olympic master of ceremonies and a stellar live lineup, the glamorous occasion includes champagne on arrival and a superb three-course luncheon in the Hilton’s Aquamarine Room with its breathtaking views of the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.

Ticketing and Event Information:
BUOYS & GALS tickets are $120 per person. A group booking rate of $110 per person is available for tables of 10 people.

To secure tickets and tables, email tickets@gaba.org.nz and arrange payment by credit card or direct credit into the GABA bank account.

BUOYS & GALS tickets are also available to purchase in person at The Eagle Bar, Marcello’s Caffé and The Women’s Bookshop.

Tickets must be booked by 9 pm on Wednesday 11 November, as the chef requires advance notification of final catering numbers.

Doors open at midday, dining and auction commence at 1.30pm.  Official after-party from 6 pm at The Eagle Bar on K’ Road.  R-18, cocktail attire.

GABA is grateful for the support of our associate partners at SG Fleet, Grey Lynn TYREWORX, Cavendish Carpets, The Havannah Vanuatu, Love Your Condom, First Scene, GayNZ.com, Express magazine, Eikon and The Eagle Bar.