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Black Label Experience will be attending the Kiwi Gold Sailing Paralympic Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday 1 June at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland to show our support for the Kiwi Gold Sailing Team who will be representing New Zealand at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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Kiwi Gold Paralympic Fundraising Dinner for Rio 2016 (www.blacklabelexperience.com

The 300 guest list will include the crème de la crème of NZ’s yachting (such as Sir Russell Coutts), corporate and private sectors.  Guests will enjoy an entertaining talk by guest speaker Sir Bob Jones, renowned sports broadcaster Peter Montgomery as MC, a sumptuous three course meal designed by celebrity chef Peta Mathias, premium New Zealand wine and beer, a charity auction including items such as a brand new Fiat 500 Sport car, and a few surprises!

Black Label Experience has partnered with generous sponsors to create some fantastic auction lots for this event, with all proceeds from the auction going directly to Kiwi Gold Sailing who urgently need funding to compete in international training regattas to prepare the boys for Rio 2016.


Courtesy of Black Label Experience, Artstay and and Poderi Crisci

For two people

Package includes:

  • One stunning abstract commissioned work of art to commemorate a special event or threshold including shipping and insurance (approx. dimensions 91cm x 91cm)
  • Two nights accommodation any two days of the week in the Guest Cottage
  • Artisan-style breakfast
  • Seven course degustation dinner with wine matches at Poderi Crisci
  • Terms and Conditions with blackout periods apply

To place a bid on this auction lot until 10pm Wednesday 1 June (NZ time), please go to https://galabid.com/auction/kiwigold/item/82643

A Unique Experience

Enjoy Casale di Terra guesthouse where you will shower in pure rainwater, have a cup of herbal tea from the medicinal herb gardens and take a walk along some of New Zealand’s finest coastal tramping trails to refresh and take in the beauty of the island.  When rested and ready, you’ll meet with Gabriella to discuss the work of art you want made to commemorate a special event, life transition or to celebrate your journey here.


Gabriella Lewenz

Gabriella has exhibited in galleries in New York, Boston, Connecticut, Italy and Auckland and her paintings are in private collections in the USA, Austria, UK, Sweden, Switzerland, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Turkey and Japan.

Your Commissioned Work of Art

Gabriella works in handmade oils based on recipes of the old masters.  You may choose your commissioned artwork on stretched canvas, or on the three-paneled altarpiece which is more distinctive and does not require wall space.  You can select a smaller size that can be carried with you, or a larger size placed in a special area in your home.  You may also choose to select a work of art hanging in her studio gallery.  For more information about Artstay and Gabriella visit www.artstay.com.

Poderi Crisci

Their seven course degustation dinner matches expertly prepared modern and classical Italian dishes with acclaimed Poderi Crisci wines.  The award winning Poderi Crisci Restaurant is nestled in Awaawaroa Bay, one of the most naturally beautiful parts of Waiheke Island.



Courtesy of Black Label Experience, luxury yacht Pacific Jemm, Rata Dining and Limousine Services Queenstown

For two people

Package includes:

  • Overnight stay on Pacific Jemm, Lake Wakatipu
  • Gourmet breakfast onboard Pacific Jemm
  • Three course dinner with wine at Rata Dining including a welcome glass of Pelorus bubbly on arrival
  • Return airport limousine transfers
  • Two hour limousine tour on arrival stopping at Queenstown Hill, Arrowtown, Chard Farm Winery and a city orientation tour
  • Private half day Gibbston Valley wine tour including three wine tastings and lunch

To place a bid on this auction lot until 10pm Wednesday 1 June (NZ time), please go to https://galabid.com/auction/kiwigold/item/82794

Pacific Jemm

Queenstown’s only super yacht – Pacific Jemm offers luxurious air-conditioned accommodation equipped with entertainment systems and ensuite bathrooms.  Watch night fall over Queenstown, relax under the evening light and wake up to the serene sight of mountains or beautiful native bush.  Pacific Jemm’s mooring is located in central Queenstown, within walking distance to shops, restaurants and local attractions.  www.pacificjemm.com


Rata Dining

Opened in 2012 by internationally recognised Michelin starred chef and Masterchef NZ Judge, Josh Emett and renowned local restaurateur Fleur Caulton, Rata is acknowledged as one of the best dining destinations in the country.  www.ratadining.co.nz  

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Limousine Services Queenstown – Arrival Tour

The two hour sightseeing tour from the Airport includes a photo stop at the top of Queenstown Hill, a wine tasting at Chard Farm Winery with the owner, a walk around the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown and a brief city orientation tour of Queenstown.  www.lsq.co.nz  

Limousine Services Queenstown – Gibbston Valley Wine Tour

Take a private tour from Queenstown to Gibbston Valley, the heart of Pinot Country.  Along the way, visit the iconic Kawarau Bungy Bridge for a taste of history and breathtaking scenery.  Enjoy the wine tasting at three of Gibbston Valley’s finest.  Nourish your palette with a platter-style lunch at a winery of your choice, or theirs.  www.lsq.co.nz  


Artstay packaged with Poderi Crisci dinner https://galabid.com/auction/kiwigold/item/82643

Luxury Queenstown Escape https://galabid.com/auction/kiwigold/item/82794

Remember, bids will be invited until 10pm Wednesday 1 June.

More information about Kiwi Gold Sailing is available at www.kiwigoldsailing.co.nz and Channel Magazine

Thank you to all suppliers and for the coverage from Kiwi Gold Sailing, event sponsors, iTicket, Paralympics NZ, Yachting NZ, MS Auckland.