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Prize 1: Mazda 3 Automatic Neo

Congratulations to Christine Wongwanpo who was the lucky winner of the Mazda 3.  We hope she enjoys many years of safe driving.

The Mazda 3 Neo Hatchback Automatic includes all cost’s so you can drive away,  Free registration (NSW), CTP Insurance and Stamp Duty.  Colour subject to availability at the time of collection. The winner will only need to supply their own motor vehicle insurance if they wish to.

With thanks to: John Newell Mazda


Prize 2: Delonghi Coffee Machine 

 This new model is redefining the compact coffee market. Designed as a space saver without compromising all the benefits of a fully automatic coffee machine. Features include auto cappuccino system, thermoblock to ensure ideal and consistent temperature, silent integrated coffee grinder with 13 adjustable settings, prepare 2 cups with a single brewing, suitable for coffee beans or ground coffee, programmable automatic shutoff and much, much more!

Kindly supplied by: Appliances Online

Value: $1,799 



Prize 3: The Realm Hotel; Kingdom Suite Package

The award winning 5 star Hotel Realm is located at the footsteps of Parliament House in Canberra offering 158 hotel and suite style accommodation rooms with L’Occitane amenities, Apple® Mac-Mini in-room system and Nespresso coffee machines. Hotel features include an in house day spa, state of the art health club, hair salon and a variety of dining options. The Kingdom Suite Package includes overnight accommodation in a Realm Suite, dinner for 2 in Konoba including wine, full breakfast for two in the Burbury Terrace and in-room movies.

Kindly supplied by: Hotel Realm, Canberra

Value: $500




Kimberley 7 Night Experience  - Live Auction 

Pinctada offers bespoke hotels in distinctive Australian landscapes. Escape to the amazing Kimberley region and indulge in luxury. 

Prize includes:

  • Return Airfares from Sydney or Melbourne to Broome and onto Kununurra. Airport Transfers supplied by Latitude Travel
  • 5 nights at Pinctada Cable Beach Resort & Spa, Broome in a Honjin Courtyard Suite for 2 adults
  • 2 nights at Pinctada Kimberley Grande, Kununurra in a Durack Spa Suite for 2 adults
  • Full daily breakfast at both destinations
  • Couples Spa Treatment at the Pinctada Spa, Broome
  • Cable Beach Sunset Experience with Gourmet Hamper
  • Champagne 'Pearl Discovery' at the Paspaley Boutique
  • Private Spice Trail Dinner for 2 at Pinctada Cable Beach
  • Dinner for 2 at Pinctada Kimberley Bar & Grill
  • Welcome bottle of fine Australian wine at each hotel  

Value: PRICELESS  Kindly donated by Pinctada and Latitude Travel

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Cattle Rustlers House, Tongariro Lodge, New Zealand 5 Nights & Ticket to the 2013 Tiwi Ashes - Live Auction

Tongariro Lodge is located in expansive grounds on the banks of the legendary Tongariro River and provides luxury lodge accommodation and gourmet dining. 

Prize includes: 

  • 5 nights at Tongariro Lodge for up to 7 guests in a luxurious Executive Lodge 
  • Return flights
  • Car hire for 7 guests to drive from Auckland to Taupo
  • 1 ticket to Tiwi Island, North Territory for the 2013 Tiwi Ashes
  • Full day interaction with children ay the Tiwi College, Tiwi Ashes and garden experience
  • 4 days guided fishing with Matthew Hayden, Glenn McGrath, Matthew Burke, Michael Kasprowicz and Kurtley Beale
  • Includes all food, accommodation and drinks

Value: PRICELESS  Kindly donated by Guy and Jenny Reynolds


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Port Douglas and Daintree Indulgence Experience - Live Auction

Silky Oaks Lodge is a luxury 5 star boutique hotel lodge and Healing Waters Spa, an oasis of elegance and ease amongst luscious rainforest. A heavenly retreat awaits at Coconut Grove - tropical north Queensland’s newest and most impressive interpretation of luxurious Port Douglas accommodation.

Silky Oaks Lodge Prize includes: 

  • Return domestic flights
  • 5 nights in a Riverhouse
  • Daily gourmet breakfast
  • Canapes & Moet on arrival,
  • 2-course dinner nightly,
  • Tropical picnic hamper,
  • 2.5 hour Healing Waters Spa Couples Romance Ritual,
  • Full day Silky Oaks Lodge safari tour and
  • Private return airport transfers.

Coconut Grove Port Douglas Prize Includes:  

  • 3 nights for 2 guests in a luxury 1-bedroom apartment
  • Apartment features a private pool and courtyard

Value over: $7,000 Kindly donated by Virgin Australia, Coconut Grove Port Douglas & Silky Oaks Lodge, Mossman River


Saffire Freycinet Accommodation for 2 Guests 

The internationally acclaimed Saffire is located by the white-sanded beaches, grey-green bushland and turquoise blue waters of the Freycinet Peninsula. Enjoy 2 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, lunch and degustation dinner in Saffire's Palate restaurant, unlimited mini bar, daily activities and $100 day spa credit.

Value over: $3,600 Kindly donated by Saffire Freycinet



Tickets to Jessica Mauboy with Limousine Transfer

Jessica Mauboy's 'To the End of the Earth' Tour will unveil some brand new songs from her forthcoming album as well as performing hits from 'The Sapphires' and all your favourites. Prize includes 2  A RESERVE tickets to Jessica Mauboy's concert at the Star on the 15th of November and return limousine transfer to a Sydney address. 

Value: $550 Kindly donated by Sony Music


Exclusive Visit to the Today Show Channel 9

Prize includes a visit to the Channel 9 studio to watch the filming of 'The Today Show'. Meet Karl, Lisa, Georgie, Richard, Benny and all the team!

Value: PRICELESS Kindly donated by Channel 9


Accommodation at The Darling with Dinner for 2  

Sydney's newest 5-star hotel features 171 luxurious rooms, a 16 room day spa and outdoor pool. Prize includes one nights accommodation at The Darling in a Jewel Suite with dinner for 2 at one of the signature restaurants for up to $200 value. 

Value over: $800  Kindly donated by The Star


Stays in the Vines - Bonn Abbey, Hunter Valley

Stays in the Vines specialises in high quality unique accommodation around Australia. Prize includes 3 nights midweek accommodation at the beautiful Bonn Abbey for up to 8 guests. Bonn Abbey is located in the picturesque village of Broke and provides the perfect place to relax and indulge yourself.

Value over: $2,162



Lisa Brummer Artwork

Lisa Brummer is a Sydney based contemporary figurative artist. Having lived in London, Cape Town, Malaysia and Sydney, Lisa's work is an exciting mix of these cultures, colours and vibrant energies to which she has been exposed. From wild brush strokes to the enticing colours, her art is striking to say the least.

Value over: $2,000 Kindly donated by Lisa Brummer



Sydney by Sail - 3 Hour Sailing Trip

Explore Sydney Harbour on a three-hour sailing experience with Sydney by Sail for a group of four.  A wonderful way to see the sights from the deck of a luxury Hunter yacht – be part of the crew or sit back and relax. In the safe hands of a friendly skipper.

Value over: $660 for 4 guests



Jonah's Whale Beach - Accommodation for 2 

Jonah's Whale Beach is one of Australia'a most stunning ocean retreats located on Sydney's Northern Beaches. Prize includes: Overnight accommodation in an Ocean Retreat Room and full A la Carte breakfast. Valid Sunday – Thursday nights for 12 months (not available during 15.12.13 – 15.01.14).

Value over: $578


Bells at Killcare - Accommodation for 2  

Take refuge at Bells, Australia’s most distinctive boutique resort that brings Hampton’s elegance to an Australian setting beside the beach and bush. Prize includes 2 nights accommodation in a brand new double story cottage with daily cooked breakfast and one degustation dinner for 2 guests. 

Value over: $1,560 


The Audi Driving Experience

Push yourself in our range of vehicles when you take on this hugely rewarding training course. Through a selection of exercises, you will see your skill levels increase. Dramatically, culminating in the chance to put your new techniques together and experience the art of circuit driving.

Value: $750



Fitzroy Island Resort Queensland - 3 Night Getaway  

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Prize includes 3 nights accommodation in an Ocean Suite for 4 guests with daily buffet breakfast and return Fast Cat Transfers. 

Value over: $1,200


The Chava Resort Phuket - 7 Night Stay. 

The perfect destination for pleasure or business, The Chava combines modern comforts and 5 star facilities in a relaxed tropical setting just a stroll away from the white sands and crystal waters of Phuket's exclusive Surin Beach. Prize includes 7 night's in a Deluxe 2 Bedroom apartment for 4 guests. 

Value over: $2,500 Kindly donated by Sydney Kings



Paperbark Camp Adventure - 2 Night Stay 

Combining a unique Australian bush experience with great food, tranquil surroundings and genuine hospitality, guests can get back to nature in style and comfort whilst exploring the famous white beaches and National Parks of Jervis Bay. Prize includes 2 nights accommodation in a Deluxe Tent with daily breakfast and dinner.

Value over: $1,280



Wolgan Valley Retreat - 2 Night Stay

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set amidst the stunning scenery of the rugged Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The unique spa resort is nestled within its own private conservation and nature reserve. Prize includes a 2 night all inclusive stay in a Heritage suite on a midweek visit. 

Value over: $3,900



Matt Burke Kicking Clinic  

Matt Burke is a retired Australian rugby union legend who played for the Australian Wallabies and is well known for his goal kicking abilities.  Prize includes a 2 hour kicking clinic for 10 children at as Sydney location to be advised.

Value: PRICELESS Kindly donated by Matt Burke


Sofitel Melbourne Accommodation & King Kong Tickets

The exquisite Sofitel Melbourne On Collins immediately impresses through subtle luxuries, sophisticated elegance and a distinction for the finest service. Prize includes accommodation for 2 guests at the Sofitel Melbourne plus 2 tickets to the spectacular King Kong musical.

Value over: $550


Sydney Kings Box Tickets  

The sydney Kings are an Australian men's professional basketball team competing in the Australasian National Basketball League (NBL). Prize includes a catered corporate box for 8 guests with a Sydney Kings signed and framed Jersey to take home. 

Value: $550 Kindly donated by Sydney Kings


Gibraltar Girls Midweek Getaway, Bowral  

The award-winning Gibraltar Hotel offers sleek, contemporary accommodation in a heavenly country setting. Prize includes two nights in a luxurious Two Bedroom Suite for 3 guests, 2-course dinner with sparkling wine, 1 hour spa treatment each, in-room movies and midday checkout. 

Value over: $1,500


GWS Giants Signed AFL Jersey  

Prize includes a signed GWS Giants Jersey.


Kindly donated by Sydney Kings

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Glen Street Theatre Annual Play Subscription for two

Details to follow

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 Australian Chamber Orchestra Tickets 

One of the world’s most lauded chamber ensembles, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is renowned for its inspired programming and unrivalled virtuosity, energy and individuality. 

Prize includes 2 A Reserve tickets to any ACO capital city performance (of your choice) during the 2014 season. 

Value: $250 


Port Adelaide Power Signed AFL Jersey 

Prize includes one signed Port Adelaide Power Jersey 

Kindly Donated by Sydney Kings


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Chateau Elan Corporate Golf Overnight Getaway for 12!

Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley is Australia's finest luxury golf, spa and conference resort. Prize includes a corporate golf day for 12 guests, use of golf buggy, 6 Spa King twin rooms for an overnight stay, buffet breakfast and one BBQ lunch for 12. 

Value over: $2,910


The Belvoir Theatre - 2 Tickets to Hamlet  

Prize includes 2 tickets to the production of Hamlet at The Belvoir located in Surry Hills. 

Value: $130


Austen Brothers Shirt Gift Voucher 

Austen Brothers is a shirt maker of arguably, the most sought after shirt styles in the world: the famous English, Jermyn Street shirt. We are one of the modern-day custodians of this old shirt making heritage. Prize includes an Austen Brothers Gift Voucher for $300.

Value: $300


Show tickets & Backstage Pass to GREASE, plus meet Todd McKenny.

GREASE is the number one party musical of all time and Australian director, John Frost, is ready to make it all happen again with his multi-million dollar production starring Rob Mills, Anthony Callea, and Todd McKenny. Prize includes 2 tickets to GREASE and a meet and greet with Todd McKenny.

Value: PRICELESS Kindly donated by Todd McKenny