Christmas Trade Me Auctions

Amazing money-can't buy experiences

We’re really excited about the money-can’t-buy experiences being auctioned on Trade Me as part of our 2020 Christmas fundraising activity.

Kicking off on Friday 27th November, the Trade me auctions – for what can only be described as unforgettable, unique prizes – run until Sunday 6th December at 8pm.

We’d love for you to get bidding and doing so, you’ll be creating a hugely valuable and important contribution to funding our 2021 child health research projects.

We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who made these wonderful prizes possible.

Please note that the prize vouchers will be ready by Christmas.

9 Auction Items

Waiheke Island dinner with rugby royal, Sir Graham Henry

You and a guest will be whisked over the Waitemata Harbour to Waiheke Island by helicopter with rugby legend Sir Graham Henry, and his wife Raewyn for an unforgettable dining experience at Ki Māha on Onetangi Beach.

You will be chauffeured from the Waiheke helipad and taken to Ki Māha where you will be greeted on arrival with a flute of bubbles, before being treated to a three-course meal based on Ki Māha’s seasonal menu. Your dining experience also includes two bottles of Ki Māha wine made on Waiheke Island – a 2018 Chardonnay and 2016 Syrah.

Your group will then be taken back to the helipad, where you can enjoy the incredible scenery on your trip back to Auckland.


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions: The winner will confirm their choice of lunch or dinner, and a suitable date at the time of booking. Booking subject to availability of Sir and Lady Henry, and Ki Māha. Travel to and from the Auckland City helipad not included. Voucher valid for 6 months.

High tea on film set with New Zealand’s iconic ‘Briscoes lady’

You and a friend will see first-hand what it’s like to be on the set of a Briscoes TV ad with the lovely Briscoes lady (aka Tammy). During the ‘lights, camera and action experience’, the two of you will have high tea hosted by the Briscoes lady, along with bubbles if you choose.  Your experience will be shared on Briscoes social media channels and you’ll have the chance to get some selfies of your own. Last but not least, you’ll also receive a fabulous $500 Briscoes gift voucher.


Terms & Conditions

The experience will take place in 2021, with exact dates and timings to be determined. Time spent on set and the high tea will be a maximum of two hours. Winners are to make their own travel arrangements to the film set. (N.B. filming locations are often Auckland-based however the exact location is yet to be determined). The Briscoes gift voucher cannot be exchanged for cash.

A heli skydive like no other

This prize isn’t for the faint hearted and has been described as a skydive on steroids by those who have taken the plunge! An unforgettable tandem heli skydive from Skydiving Kiwis Ōtautahi in collaboration with GCH Aviation – Garden City Helicopters; available nowhere else in the country, sees you take flight over Otautahi’s cityscape for a scenic flight towards the Banks Peninsula with Brodie Kane, radio host and MC before a spectacular heli dive over the Sumner coastline. Take in the views under the parachute before landing on Sumner Beach. The exit out of the helicopter and that feeling of letting go will leave you feeling unstoppable.


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions: Subject to Brodie and & SDK’s availability and weather dependent. Travel to Christchurch not included.

Ski at Cardrona with NZ skiing Olympian - Nico Porteous

Calling all ski fans! This is an action-packed prize that will see you spend half a day skiing at Cardona with New Zealand skiing Olympian, Nico Porteous.  Four thrill-seekers can take part in this incredibly scenic and fun mountain experience, learning from the best and seeing the mountain like never before.

The prize includes four, three-day lift passes plus gear.


Terms & Conditions

Date and time TBC subject to Nico Porteous availability. Travel to and from Cardrona not included. Must be used during 2021.

Laboratory experience like no other with Professor Stephen Robertson

Ever wondered about what happens in a real research lab? How is research conducted? How is Cure Kids funding really fuelling new discoveries and altering outcomes for our sick kids for the better?

Professor Robertson will give you a guided tour through his laboratory at the University of Otago in Dunedin. You will get to meet members of his team, from his top-flight scientists, to PhD scholars and the people that help the nuts and bolts of his laboratory operation run. Depending on where your interest lies, Professor Robertson will spend a half day with you talking about his research into the genetics, his career journey and what his aims are for the future.

This prize is for a group of up to 10 people.


Terms & Conditions

Laboratory experience to be booked at a mutually agreeable date and time. Travel to and from the laboratory are not included.

Get business insights from the best - Cecilia Robinson

Spend three precious hours getting business insights and tips from one of the best in New Zealand – entrepreneur and My Food Bag founder Cecilia Robinson.

This offer includes three hours of mentoring for you or your business from someone whose usual charge out rate for being a spokesperson at celebrity events is up to $6,000!

This unique prize could be the best three hours you’ve ever invested in, setting you and your business up for long-term success!


Terms & Conditions

Date and time of your coaching to be mutually agreed on by both parties. Travel to Auckland excluded. If the winner is based out of Auckland, your coaching can take place via Zoom. Purchase is valid for 12 months.

Calling all hockey fans - A Vantage Black Sticks training session

Win an unforgettable two-hour, private coaching session with the Vantage Black Sticks women’s hockey team and their coaching staff before they head off to the much-anticipated 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

As many as 20 people can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime hockey prize, with Stacey Michelson (Captain), Samantha Charlton (Vice Captain) and named squad members there to get right alongside you and help you become the hockey parent, or coach, of the year!


Terms & Conditions

Subject to Vantage Black Sticks Women availability and weather dependent. Training to take place in Auckland. Travel not included.

Roastery experience with Columbus Coffee

A roastery experience for up to 8 people, including a cupping session with New Zealand’s Roast Master David Burton to understand different beans and roasts.  You’ll also have a lesson in how to make the perfect Flat White and each take home a bag of freshly roasted coffee.


Terms & Conditions

Date and time of visit to be arranged to suit both parties. The experience will take place in Auckland. Travel not included.

Billboard fame for a week

This is your chance to be famous for a week! Imagine seeing your face and/or message suddenly light up on a huge digital billboard at a busy intersection. It would be like something from a movie or crazy dream right? This prize is the chance for that ‘out there’ individual to make that possibility become a reality.  Your special message could be seen by up to 500,000 people so start preparing your ideas for this one now!


Terms & Conditions

This opportunity will take place on an available billboard week in 2021, as mutually agreed upon by the auction winner, Cure Kids & JCDecaux. Exact location to be determined and positioned on a JCDecaux national site. Billboard will be digital only. Artwork to be designed by the winner of this auction. Must be brand aligned and PG and JCD will advise on any brand restrictions on particular sites of the chosen week. All digital sites are subject to availability on the chosen week of the billboard upload.