It’s a real tal­ent show at auc­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Lisa Har­ri­son

Grey Lynn has al­ways been well known for its tal­ented res­i­dents.

Now oth­ers can ex­pe­ri­ence th­ese tal­ents first-hand and sup­port their lo­cal school as well.

Grey Lynn Pri­mary School is host­ing an Auc­tion of Tal­ents next Tues­day.

Ser­vices and prod­ucts on of­fer in­clude a walk-on part on Ou­tra­geous For­tune, hand­writ­ten lyrics from lo­cal band Op­Shop, a year’s sup­ply of mar­malade and a trip on a tug boat in the Waitem­ata Har­bour.

Or­gan­iser and Friends of Grey Lynn School chair­woman Anne Ing­ham says the auc­tion will show­case what Grey Lynn has to of­fer.

“It’s a great way of us­ing our com­mu­nity’s skills and it’s very Grey Lynn,” she says.

“The items be­ing auc­tioned re­ally show a good rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the di­ver­sity in the com­mu­nity.”

The auc­tion will be held from 6.30pm at the Grey Lynn li­brary.

Other items up for grabs in­clude a self por­trait signed by mu­si­cian Hol­lie Smith and tal­ents do­nated by par­ents such as a tree house to be de­signed and built.

School band the 4-ling Berries will per­form and food and wine will be pro­vided.

Pro­ceeds will be used to up­date the school’s com­put­ers and tech­nol­ogy.

“The great thing about an auc­tion of tal­ents is that ev­ery­body has some­thing to of­fer,” says Mrs Ing­ham.

“The main rule is that it shouldn’t cost them any­thing – we have ev­ery­thing from big ticket items to smaller, but also very use­ful tal­ents like lawn mow­ing, paint­ing and babysit­ting.”

Ad­mis­sion to the auc­tion is free. For more in­for­ma­tion and a full list of items on auc­tion, visit www.grey­lynn. school.nz.

Photo: JA­SON OX­EN­HAM

Tal­ented bunch: Grey Lynn pri­mary pupils clock­wise from back left: Mia Dob­son, Sa­muel Slade, Molly Carden and Sofia Co­ley dis­play a hand­made quilt, one of the items up for grabs at the school’s tal­ent auc­tion.

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