Project Jonah cel­e­brates its 40th

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Whale res­cue char­ity Project Jonah cel­e­brates its 40th anniversary next month with A Whale of a Time – a din­ner and auc­tion.

The group has saved hun­dreds of whales and trained thou­sands of vol­un­teers.

‘‘We were formed when a group of like-minded peo­ple got to­gether and wanted to see whales and dol­phins pro­tected from hunt­ing,’’ gen­eral man­ager Daren Grover says.

‘‘From meet­ing in kitchens to march­ing on Par­lia­ment, Project Jonah has al­ways been a grass-roots char­ity – able to do a lot with a lit­tle.’’

Mr Grover says vi­tal funds are needed to con­tinue the work.

A Whale of a Time is on at the Float­ing Pavil­ion in the Viaduct Har­bour on Novem­ber 14.

Co­me­dian Ewen ‘The Westie’ Gil­mour is the MC and en­ter­tain­ment will be from e singer Talia Dick­in­son and guitar vir­tu­oso Reon Ro­bati will en­ter­tain.

Tick­ets are $125 per per­son or $1200 for a ta­ble of 10 and are avail­able at project jonah.org.nz or event finder.co.nz.

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