Good­ies ga­lore at Alex net­ball courts fundraiser

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS - By EMMA DAWE

A MIXED me­dia draw­ing by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artist Bing Dawe will be the star at­trac­tion at the Cen­tral Otago Net­ball Cen­tre’s black tie wine and cheese evening and auc­tion next month.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Anita Dawe, who is also the niece of Bing, said the work, called Bully, is from a se­ries high­light­ing some of the coun­try’s well-known and not so well-known fresh­wa­ter fish and some of the is­sues around their en­dan­gered sta­tus.

The work has a re­tail value of $2200, but her un­cle has agreed not to im­pose a re­serve. ‘‘So it’s a real op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase and own an ex­tremely spe­cial piece of New Zealand art­work.’’

The auc­tion evening is a fundraiser for the resur­fac­ing of the Alexan­dra net­ball courts, which is ex­pected to cost about $400,000 and was hoped to be com­pleted by next sea­son.

Other items at the auc­tion in­clude a net­ball coach­ing ses­sion with for­mer Sil­ver Fern Belinda Colling, a bot­tle of Bel­lamy’s Port signed by Prime Min­is­ter John Key, a signed All Blacks’ train­ing jersey, do­nated by All Black An­drew Hore, a mag­num of 2006 Two Pad­docks Pinot Noir signed by wine­maker Dean Shaw and vine­yard owner Sam Neill and tick­ets for a cor­po­rate box at the quar­ter­fi­nals of ASB Ten­nis Clas­sic in Jan­uary, do­nated by for­mer Sil­ver Fern Julie Coney.

Guest speaker at the event will be ex-All Black Gra­hame Thorne.

The Cen­tral Otago Net­ball Cen­tre’s black tie wine and cheese evening and auc­tion will be held at the Cel­lar Door, in Alexan­dra, on De­cem­ber 3, with doors open­ing at 6pm. A sin­gle ticket costs $32, with a range of group op­tions avail­able. For tick­ets call Anita Dawe on (03) 449 3196 or 021 448 720.

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