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Auction... Posh 2010 T h e C a r n e va l e

La Posta Vecchia

Il Pellicano

Hotel Relais Borgo San Felice

1 La Route Du Bonheur with Relais & Chateaux Italy

Il Pellicano in Tuscany – 3 nights

Italy is a country of great charm for travellers of a wide variety of tastes. With its spectacular coastline and famed countryside, historic towns and buildings, amazing art collections and big cities which bustle with a unique combination of modern sensibilities and ancient roots, it is impossible not to be beguiled by all that Italy has to offer. You and a friend are invited to enjoy nine nights in three of Relais & Chateaux’s most beautiful Italian properties. So fall in love with Italy – or reignite an old flame – by securing this spectacular hotel package.

Enjoy the Italy you have always dreamed about but never thought you would discover. Nestled on the Tuscan coast, this spectacular hotel offers a taste of paradise on earth. Il Pellicano is set in such a beautiful location and offers so many activities and amenities, you may find it hard to decide what to enjoy first when you arrive. There are terraces with panoramic views over the water, two restaurants one of which is starred, a private beach, a heated salt water pool overlooking the horizon, a beauty centre and more. And if you can bear to leave the hotel, there is a wealth of activities to participate in from sailing and kayaking, to horseback riding and biking. Il Pellicano is an absolutely perfect location in which to enjoy an idyllic holiday.

La Posta Vecchia, Ladispoli, Rome – 3 nights

Hotel Relais Borgo San Felice – 3 nights

Close to the centre of Rome, this luxurious hotel was once the home of Paul Getty. Set on the waterfront, this absolutely sublime building looks over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The American billionaire turned the historic home into a haven for art and preserved its features in all their breathtaking splendour. The gardens are magnificent and the interiors boast bathtubs in Carrara marble, Venetian chandeliers, Gobelins tapestries and more... if you are an art lover you will revel in staying here. The cellars even contain the archaeological remains of an ancient Roman villa. What’s more La Posta Vecchia is so close to Rome that you can enjoy the buzz of the grand city by day and retreat to the seaside by night.

Located in the heart of the Italian ‘boot’, the Borgo San Felice is a place where you can truly experience Italy’s renowned dolce vita. The property is actually a medieval hamlet and contains the village’s old chapel, cellars and the Chianti vineyard which surrounded it. This old world inn also offers modern luxuries, including a large pool, health and beauty spa and authentic Mediterranean dining. Set close to the medieval village of Arezzo, you will also be able to soak up the beauty, history and charm of this picturesque part of Italy. Some say that once you have spent time here you will be forever under its spell. • •

9 nights accommodation for 2 people, being 3 nights at each of the following Relais & Chateaux hotels, La Posta Vecchia, Il Pellicano and Hotel Relais Borgo San Felice with breakfast daily. Valid until 12 March 2011 and is subject to availability. Not redeemable for cash or for use at any other Relais & Chateaux properties.

Value: $21,000


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


2 Jonah’s Corporate Overnighter

3 Bonville Golf Resort Experience

Jonah’s Whale Beach is one of Australia’s most luxurious ocean retreats and the only Relais & Chateaux hotel in NSW – the most prestigious hotel association in the world. The perfect beachside escape, Jonah’s offers an acclaimed restaurant, seven luxurious suites, a penthouse and ‘Jonah’s Private’, a secluded residence containing three stunning suites.

Bonville Golf Resort has been voted ‘Australia’s most beautiful mainland golf course’ 9 years in a row by The Golf Course Guide. Bonville Golf Resort, 10 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, is indeed an impressive resort, with its lush setting and extensive facilities. Bonville shares common ownership with Jonah’s Restaurant and Retreat overlooking Whale Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, creating an amazing experience for guests as all restaurant and function menus are designed by George Francisco (Executive Chef at Jonah’s and Bonville’s consulting chef). Your group of 16 people will enjoy the splendour Bonville has to offer and the degustation dinner prepared and presented by George Francisco with exquisite wines to match. This experience is to be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Your midweek package for 16 people includes:

Jonah’s Restaurant offers Modern Australian cuisine under the direction of award-winning chef George Francisco. George’s Modern Australian style of cooking has a significant French influence, but it is his passion for finding and using the best and freshest local produce that will ensure Jonah’s diners are impressed about the food as they are about the view. Luxurious and discreet, Jonah’s prides itself on its friendly and casual atmosphere and outstanding first class service. At jonah’s the only thing we overlook is the ocean. Enjoy a fantastic sailing experience kindly donated by The Smart Boating Group from Bayview. Five lucky couples will set sail with a professional skipper to explore the beautiful waterways of Pittwater and Broken Bay on a luxury yacht. • • • • •

5 Ocean Retreat Rooms with uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views. Pre-dinner drinks and canapés with Sean Byrne and a history of Jonah’s and the local area. Eight course degustation dinner with matched wines for ten guests – Jonah’s Executive Chef George Francisco will present each dish and Jonah’s Sommelier, will present each wine. Full a la carte breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Transport to Palm Beach Wharf for a four hour sailing adventure on Pittwater with Smart Boating with a picnic lunch for each guest provided by Jonah’s.

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9 holes warm-up golf including twin share electric cart & warm-up range balls. Five-course degustation dinner with wines to match on the terrace lawn overlooking ‘Australia’s most beautiful mainland golf course’. Presentation by John Eales on motivation, business, rugby and life. 1 night twin share accommodation at Bonville Golf Resort. A la carte cooked breakfast on the terrace lawn. 18 holes of golf with John Eales & Bonville professional golfer providing tips to all players.

Value: The perfect corporate golf experience!

Value: Culinary extravaganza by the sea.


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


4 Walking Tasmania – The Maria Island Walk

5 David Williamson Theatre Experience

There are few places on the planet that offer the total tranquillity and unspoiled natural beauty of Maria Island. A special place where the fresh air, the crystal clear waters, breathtaking beauty and spectacular wildlife work in harmony to invigorate, recharge and stimulate anyone who is lucky enough to venture there.

Join David Williamson and his wife Kristin, at a performance of the World Premiere production of his latest work, Rhinestone Rex & Miss Monica, at Sydney’s historic Ensemble Theatre. Before the performance indulge in a sumptuous three course dinner, prepared by head chef Ashraf Saleh at Bayly’s Restaurant at the Ensemble whilst enjoying the idyllic view of Sydney Harbour and private conversation with Australia’s greatest living playwright and social commentator.

The four day Maria Island Walk is a gentle journey where small groups of eight guests and two guides enjoy easy bushwalking by day and then at night relax with candlelit dining and elegant and comfortable accommodation. The whole island is a national park sanctuary and home to many rare Tasmanian birds and animals which are largely unafraid of visitors. Your two friendly local guides share their deep knowledge of the island with you and then at night produce delicious gourmet meals from fresh local produce, served with fine Tasmanian wines. The first two nights are spent in elegant private wilderness camps and the final night is spent in the heritage-listed Bernacchi House in the settlement of Darlington.

What do a classical musician and retired country and western singer have in common? Not a lot according to Monica who really just wants Gary, aka Rhinestone Rex, to do the job he’s being paid for and renovate her kitchen. She hates his taste in music, his attitudes to women and the plinths he wants to put on her kitchen cabinets. Gary can’t find much about Monica to recommend to anyone but still finds her attractive in a cold, rigid and inflexible kind of way. Can they find a way past all their conflicts towards a harmonious and fulfilling relationship? Or will their differences keep them from making beautiful music together?

Since commencing operations in 2003 the Maria Island Walk has become one of Australia’s most awarded tourism experiences, winning five national Adventure Tourism and Ecotourism awards, most recently Best Adventure Tourism in the 2008 Australian Tourism Awards.

David Williamson, Ensemble Theatre and Bayly’s Restaurant are proud to once again support Cancer Council NSW’s POSH Auction.

This unique wilderness experience includes:

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4 day guided walk for 2 people. All gourmet meals, wine and accommodation, two guides, national park entry fee. Guests carry light packs and walk on tracks or beaches. Longest day 13km. Trip starts with a hotel pickup in Hobart and return to Hobart on day 4. To be taken between October and December 2010.

Must be taken on Friday 22 October 2010. Join David Williamson for a Sumptuous 3 course dinner at Bayly’s Restaurant and then accompany him to the performance of Rhinestone Rex & Miss Monica.

Value: You’ll be dining out on this one for years! *this item is tax deductible

Value: $4,300 26

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


6 Harbour Cruise in Style

7 A Dream Kitchen with Winning Appliances

There is no better way to entertain clients or enjoy time with friends than on board the JBW motor yacht. Spacious, comfortable and with an atmosphere of subtle elegance, the magnificent JBW is the perfect craft for any occasion. Enjoy delicious canapes and beverages (including wine, beer and champagne) on a day or evening cruise for 20 people on the world’s most spectacular waterway – Sydney Harbour. A waiter will be provided for this wonderful four-hour cruising experience. Valid until March 2011. Generously donated by Winning Appliances.

Plan your dream kitchen! Whether you’re renovating or building an entirely new house, look no further than Winning Appliances, established in 1906 and now Sydney’s most experienced appliance retailer, for all your kitchen and laundry needs. A vast array of fridges, stoves, dishwashers, dryers and washing machines await you at one of Winning Appliances’ five stores, conveniently located in Redfern, Northmead, Brookvale, Crows Nest and Taren Point. This gift certificate may be redeemed for kitchen and laundry whitegoods at the best possible prices to the value of $10,000. Winning Appliances is proud to present this valuable package for your absolute domestic pleasure! Valid until 30 September 2010. Brands available include: Smeg, Ilve, Bosch, DeLonghi, Electrolux, Westinghouse, St George, Fisher & Paykel, Maytag and LG.

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4-hour day or evening cruise for 20 people aboard the JBW. Canapés and beverages including wine, beer and champagne. Waiter service.

Value: $8,000

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A gift voucher to help create your dream kitchen. Expiry date 30 September 2010.

Value: $10,000


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


8 Hayman Experience

9 Giorgio Armani Indulgence for 16

Beautiful Hayman, lapped by the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, is Australia’s most celebrated private island destination and one of the world’s top resorts. This fabulous holiday for two includes return luxury transfers between Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) and Hayman and accommodation for three nights in a fabulous Lagoon Suite overlooking the Lily Lagoon, tropical gardens and Lagoon Pool. Magnificent buffet breakfasts in Azure, overlooking Hayman Beach and the sparkling Coral Sea, are included daily. Hayman presents a unique resort lifestyle and offers superb cuisine prepared by acclaimed chefs, rejuvenating spa treatments, snorkelling and PADI diving on the reef and a comprehensive range of other resort activities. Valid until March 2011. Subject to availability and excludes major holiday periods, Easter and festive seasons.

Giorgio Armani would like to offer you and 15 friends a day of indulgence at the Giorgio Armani Boutique, Sydney.

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3 nights for 2 adults in a Lagoon Suite with breakfast daily in Azure. Return luxury transfers between Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) and Hayman.

Value: $7,040

You will enjoy champagne and canapés whilst the Editor-in Chief and Fashion team from Vogue Australia present key looks from the current collection and offer their expertise in a personal workshop especially for you and your guests. Following this, a leading consultant from Giorgio Armani Cosmetics will present the new seasons colours, offer individual advice on products and techniques and answer any questions you may have. Finally, upon departure you will be given a beautiful gift from Giorgio Armani accompanied by a catalogue from the latest collection. • • • • • •

Champagne and canapés for 16 people. Workshop with Vogue Editor-in-Chief. Giorgio Armani cosmetic presentation. Consultation at Giorgio Armani cosmetics counter, David Jones, Elizabeth Street. Gift from Giorgio Armani plus a catalogue and latest issue of Vogue. Valid until December 2010.

Value: Unique experience! *this item is tax deductible


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


10 Fly Business Class to New Zealand Courtesy of Emirates

11 Diamond & Pearl Earrings from Bill Hicks Jewellery Design

Emirates is now flying the A380 daily between Sydney and Auckland; ensuring passengers have more opportunities to fly this state-of-the-art aircraft.

What could be more romantic than owning an exquisite pair of Diamond and South Sea Pearl 18ct white gold earrings designed by award-winning Sydney jewellery designer Bill Hicks.

Set in a three-class configuration the Emirates A380 offers a level of comfort and space never seen before on a commercial airliner. Spread over two levels, the whole of the upper deck is dedicated to Premium Class passengers. Business Class passengers can enjoy a new generation of intelligent seating designed to ensure all 76 flat-bed seats have aisle access. The upper deck also features an onboard lounge for First and Business Class passengers, which provides an opportunity for passengers to stretch out, socialise and enjoy a gourmet selection of beverages and canapés. Emirates bespoke and award-winning inflight system ‘ICE’ (Information, Communication and Entertainment) offers over 1000 channels of ondemand entertainment on the A380 – the largest selection of programming in the skies. Emirates’ global network now features services to 99 cities in more than 60 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia-Pacific. For flight information and bookings for Emirates A380 daily service, contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent, or • •

Situated in a unique New York style studio on the 10th floor of the Trust Building in King Street, Bill Hicks Jewellery Design is dedicated to meeting the jewellery needs of each individual client through the delivery of discrete personalised service and exceptional quality of design and manufacture. Whether you are seeking a unique one-off design, looking to purchase from Bill’s selection of ready-made handcrafted jewellery pieces, or are wishing to have an existing item of jewellery reworked into a more contemporary piece, Bill will personally address your specific requirements in a one-on-one consultation. Each piece of Bill’s jewellery is handcrafted using diamonds, pearls, opals and coloured gemstones sourced direct from a network of local and international suppliers he has developed over many years to ensure that his clients receive the optimum combination of quality and value. Full details and examples of Bill’s beautiful jewellery can be found at •

Diamond & South Sea Pearl Earrings in 18ct White Gold.

Value: $10,000

2 x return Business Class flights to New Zealand. Valid for travel between 13 March 2010 and 12 March 2011 (excluding 10 December 2010-15 January 2011).

Value: $4,040


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


12 Savour the Margaret River – 10 Nights

13 Aspen/Snowmass Ski Spectacular

The Margaret River Wine Region stretches from Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin in South West WA. This premier tourist destination is famous for its beaches and rainforests and is also a gourmet food lover’s paradise. Here is your chance to enjoy all the Margaret River offers with a ten-night luxury holiday package for two including car hire and winery tours!

One of the world’s most famous ski resorts, Aspen/Snowmass, is offering two people a 2010/2011 ski package which includes two 6-day lift passes (valid on Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk), two ski or snowboard premium rental packages and a group lesson.

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Cape Lodge, 3 nights accommodation in a luxury Forest Spa Suite, fully cooked gourmet breakfast daily and home-made chocolates on arrival. (Cape Lodge pictured above right). Smiths Beach Resort, 3 nights in an Ocean View Villa for 2 people, 2 x 60 minute spa treatments at Injidup Spa retreat, $200 gift voucher for food and beverage to be used at Bathers Restaurant or Bouzy Champagne Bar. (Smiths Beach Resort pictured above left). Quest Margaret River – 2 nights’ accommodation in a one bedroom apartment with Forest views. Avis, 7 day car hire ex Perth Airport (excludes excess and insurance). Sheraton Perth Hotel, weekend (2 nights) stay in an Executive Suite, includes access to the Executive Club Lounge for deluxe continental breakfast, refreshments throughout the day and evening, drinks and canapés. Howard Park Winery, a personal wine tasting and tour plus a mixed case of wine. Devil’s Lair, offers you a winery tour and selected wines. Vasse Felix, enjoy lunch, a private tour of the winery and one dozen premium mixed Vasse Felix wines. Cape Mentelle Vineyards, offers a private winery tour and portfolio tasting plus a magnum of Cabernet Sauvignon 2002.

Thanks to the Victorian charm of Aspen, the slopeside allure of Snowmass Village, and the scenic wonder that is alpine Colorado, Aspen/Snowmass remains the soul of mountain culture in North America. While high-calibre events such as the ESPN Winter X-Games and World Cup ski racing keep our slopes in the media, our 509 kilometres of pistes is what keeps Aspen/Snowmass on the map. Add No.1-rated dining and nightlife to our fourmountain mix and we’re sure you’ll agree, it doesn’t get any better than this. While in Aspen/Snowmass you will be staying at Snowmass Village’s deluxe ski in/ski out property The Crestwood Condominiums. Your accommodation will be in a deluxe one bedroom apartment featuring a fully equipped kitchen and fireplace. Property amenities include complimentary Aspen/Snowmass airport transportation, Village transportation, daily housekeeping, and advance grocery shopping services. Valid during the 2010/2011 ski season being 26 November 2010-11 April 2011. Subject to availability and blackout dates will apply. Please contact Jennifer Evans at Aspen/Snowmass at or via phone at 970.300.7046 to discuss availability prior to making airline arrangements. Value: $6,000

Value: $7,550


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


14 Animated Celluloid Adventure

15 Trek the Pompeii of the Pacific in PNG

Enjoy a day at Animal Logic getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how the latest visual effects and animated blockbuster films are made.

Spend ANZAC week 2010 experiencing a life-changing journey through the magnificent Bainings Range in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Your all inclusive adventure begins in Rabaul where after a brief run-down on the local history you will be off to see a land of inspiring scenery, cultural diversity and remarkable history.

Animal Logic is an Australian pioneer, responsible for creating some of the most memorable images for iconic films of our time including The Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, Moulin Rouge, Happy Feet, 300 and Australia. You and three friends will be treated to an exclusive tour of the studio, see how these images and films are created and meet the people who create them. You will also see the work currently being done on two hotly anticipated feature films directed by Zack Snyder – Guardians of Ga’Hoole and Sucker Punch. Valid until April 2011, to be arranged at a mutually agreed time. •

Spend the day with 3 friends at Animal Logic getting an exclusive insider’s look at the making of visual effects and animated films.

Value: Priceless! *this item is tax deductible

Enjoy the sensational flora and fauna as you follow the escape route taken by our forefathers during WWII out of Rabaul and visit historic sites along the way. You will visit remote and primitive people and see how villages have lived and survived for centuries, including being schooled in junglehunting techniques. Plus you will witness the only fire dancers in PNG, visit a coconut palm plantation, fish for black bass down a crocodile-infested river and visit the base of an active volcano, experiencing first-hand the impact and devastation that turned the once beautiful coastal town of Rabaul into the “Pompeii of the Pacific”. The Lark Force Wilderness Tour is a moderate to hard trek and requires a reasonable fitness level to fully enjoy the experience. Each trekking day consists of 8-10 hours, with an average of 7- 8 hours of walking or approximately 15-20km per day, with lunch provided each day to break up the trek. In total the track that you will walk is 59km. Package includes: • 2 x return international & domestic flights, flying with Air Niugini, all airport transfers (in PNG). • 1 x double/twin room accommodation, staying at the Rapopo Plantation Resort. • 2 x Lark Force Wilderness Tours (8 days/7 nights). Value: $12,000


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


16 Exclusive Dinner with Aqua Group Executive Chef Jeff Turnbull

17 Cruise with Friends on Kokomo

Owners of the Aqua Group, Bill and Kathleen Drakopoulos would like to offer a private dining experience for 10 people with Executive Chef Jeff Turnbull in the comfort of your own home.

Entertain up to 20 guests in true style while enjoying one of the world’s finest harbours. The Kokomo is a luxurious 80ft motor cruiser. You and your guests will enjoy a four-hour, fully catered cruise on Sydney Harbour.

Creating the ultimate prize for food aficionados, Jeff will design and prepare a special degustation menu for your dinner, matched with a selection of fine wines from Bill’s private cellar.

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Aqua Dining and the ripples restaurants offer Sydney’s best waterfront dining experiences with unrivalled views and innovative menus featuring the best seasonal produce.

20 people to cruise Sydney Harbour on a 4-hour, fully catered cruise. Departs from Alexander St Wharf, Hunters Hill, or agreed nominated pick up points. Courtesy of Manildra Group.

Value: $8,000

Each venue is distinctly unique: with Aqua Dining perched above the historic North Sydney pool, ripples Sydney Wharf on the stunningly-appointed wharf precinct in Pyrmont, ripples Chowder Bay located on the Balmoral Harbour foreshore walk, ripples Milsons Point at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge northern pylons and ripples Whale Beach, situated metres from the surf. Offer valid April 2010 to April 2011 and subject to Jeff Turnbull’s availability. • •

Dinner for 10 people in your home with Executive Chef Jeff Turnbull. Includes fine wines.

Value: Dinner party of the year! *this item is tax deductible


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


18 The Ultimate Navy Experience

19 Young Endeavour Youth Experience

The Royal Australian Navy is giving two adults the opportunity to experience all the thrills of life at sea onboard a modern warship based out of Sydney. You will be able to witness the action below decks as sailors demonstrate their damage control skills, observe the fighting capability of the ship in the Operations Room, and then take your place on the Bridge as the crew navigates the ship through the high seas. Relax over lunch as you dine in the Officer’s Wardroom. This is a not to be missed once in a lifetime opportunity.

Give a young Australian a life-changing adventure aboard Australia’s national sail training ship Young Endeavour.

You need to be aware of some of the conditions of the ‘Ultimate Navy Experience’. These are: • • • • •

For your safety we will need to be sure you are medically fit. Costs associated with transport to and from the embarkation to be at the winner’s expense. The minimum age of the winner is to be 14 years of age. The maximum age would be determined by the individual’s capacity to safely move around the ship at sea. Subject to cancellation at short notice in the event of unforeseen operational requirements. Onboard adventure for 2 adults.

Value: Once in a lifetime!

The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme develops life skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership and self-awareness through the youth development program delivered aboard Young Endeavour. Young Endeavour undertakes more than 20 voyages each year, sailing along the eastern and southern coastlines of Australia. Learn to sail in the Whitsundays, across the Bass Strait or along the Great Barrier Reef. Explore a unique part of the Australian coastline and take part in a challenging and inspirational adventure at sea. • • • • •

The voyage includes 10 nights accommodation and all meals for 1 young Australian (aged 16-23) aboard Young Endeavour. Flights and transfers are not included. For safety reasons the candidate must be able to swim 50m, weigh less than 120kg and be able to pass a medical and health assessment. No prior sailing experience is required. Valid for voyages between July 2010 and June 2011.

Value: $6,000

*this item is tax deductible


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


20 Arent & Pyke - Interior Design Package

21 Fashion Package from Ginger & Smart

Interior designers Arent & Pyke specialise in beautifully detailed residential interiors with personality and warmth.

Treat yourself to a whole new look with this designer wardrobe package from Ginger & Smart. This Australian luxury brand is all about creating inspiring products for a design-literate customer. Always sophisticated and sharply modern, ‘Luxury Escape’ is the strict style mantra for each collection. The Fashion, Luxury Accessories and Spa collections are the happy result of the strict philosophies of luxury, quality and innovation.

Arent & Pyke invite you to a day of homewares and accessory shopping with directors Juliette Arent & Sarah-Jane Pyke. This package includes a one-hour consultation at your home to get a feel for your personal style. Then Juliette and Sarah-Jane will take you on a guided shopping excursion to some of Sydney’s best showrooms. They will offer their advice on the best pieces to complement or complete your existing scheme. You will also be able to take advantage of their designer’s discount for any purchases or orders you make on the day. Subject to a mutually agreed date. •

Ginger & Smart fashion wardrobe.

Value: $2,000

22 Leona Edmiston Style Experience

23 Wiggles Experience

Find out why Leona Edmiston is Australia’s Frock Queen with a Leona Edmiston styling session. Sip on bubbles while you get a one-on-one styling session with a Leona Edmiston stylist! Get tips and tricks on what works best for your body, complimenting colours and flattering cuts tailored to you and advice on styling a fashion forward outfit and your choice of up to $1,000 worth of frocks, heels or handbags!

So you want to be a genuine certified super-hero to your kids? Here’s probably your best chance! This package offers eight people the opportunity to attend a Wiggles concert, plus the chance to meet and greet Jeff, Anthony, Murray and Sam before the performance. There is also a gift box for the children to share – jam-packed with Wiggles merchandise and fun! The concert will take place in December 2010.

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One-on-one styling session. $1,000 gift voucher.

Value: Stunning!

8 people meet the Wiggles pre-show and attend a Wiggles concert. Gift box of merchandise. Concert takes place in December 2010.

Value: You’ll be No.1 with the kids.

1 hour home consultation with Arent & Pyke and then a guided shopping excursion.

Value: $3,000


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


24 Surf with Tom Carroll

25 Matt Burke Rugby Experience

26 Sports Lover’s Ultimate Experience

27 John Coates Experience

Don’t miss your chance to surf with one of the biggest pro-surfers in history. Twice World Champion and three-time Pipeline Masters Champion, Tom Carroll, from the Quicksilver stable, will take you and your friends surfing in a carefully selected spot and you get to take home one of Tom’s state-of-the-art performance boards. Valid until March 2011, to be taken at a mutually convenient time.

Matt Burke is one of rugby union’s superstars. He represented Australia as a school boy, then in the under-21 team and was selected in 1993 to play for the Wallabies. Part of three World Cup teams (1995, 1999 and 2003), Matt’s steady right boot – over more than a decade on the side – will long be remembered. He scored 878 points in international rugby: 29 tries, 174 penalty goals, 104 conversions and 1 field goal. He is currently the NSW Waratah’s kicking coach.

Nab this package and you score tickets for two people to three of Australia’s premier sporting events, plus the chance to experience the thrills of sailing on an 18ft skiff – the formula one vehicle of the water. Watch the Qantas Wallabies take on New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup; be there on AFL Grand Final Day; get the VIP treatment on Derby Day in Sydney and experience the unique speed of sailing on an 18ft skiff. This ultimate sports experience will make 2010 a year of Olympic proportions for the highest bidder.

John Coates, President of the Australian Olympic Committee and International Olympic Committee Executive Board Member, will provide a keynote speech at your boardroom lunch.

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2 hours surfing with Tom Carroll for you and 3 friends. 1 x Tom Carroll state-of-the-art performance surfboard.

Value: What surfing dreams are made of! *this item is tax deductible

If you’re the winning bidder for this item you have a choice: Matt can attend your next corporate boardroom luncheon in Sydney OR Lead a one hour Kicking Skills coaching session for eight children. Must be taken at a mutually agreed time in Sydney. Valid March 2010March 2011. Subject to availability. •

Your choice of boardroom lunch or Kicking Skills session with Matt.

Value: World-class kudos!

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Keynote speech for your boardroom lunch. Valid until March 2011, subject to availability.

Value: Golden Moment! *this item is tax deductible

2 gold tickets to the 2010 Bledisloe Cup at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday 11 September 2010. 2 tickets to the AFL Grand Final 2010, at the MCG, Saturday 25 September 2010. 2 VIP passes to the AJC Derby Day at Royal Randwick, Saturday 10 April 2010. 1 chance to enjoy a sailing experience on the 18ft skiff Rag and Famish, to be taken before April 2010.

Value: Unforgettable!


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


28 NIDA Corporate Performance Training No.1

29 NIDA Corporate Performance Training No.2

30 Spice Up Your Presentation Skills with Tracey Spicer

Whether or not you’re a born performer, NIDA Corporate Performance can show you how to speak in public with panache, persuasion and passion! Specialising in providing executives and business professionals with access to highly-skilled voice, movement and performance teachers, the focus of NIDA’s Corporate Performance training is on actor-training methods and their application in a business presentation context. The skills for achieving outstanding business performances are as much of a priority for the business professional as they are for the actor. A major presentation, a key pitch or a crucial negotiation demands as much preparation, technical skill and command of the material as it does for an actor on opening night.

Whether or not you’re a born performer, NIDA Corporate Performance can show you how to speak in public with panache, persuasion and passion! Specialising in providing executives and business professionals with access to highly-skilled voice, movement and performance teachers, the focus of NIDA’s Corporate Performance training is on actor-training methods and their application in a business presentation context. The skills for achieving outstanding business performances are as much of a priority for the business professional as they are for the actor. A major presentation, a key pitch or a crucial negotiation demands as much preparation, technical skill and command of the material as it does for an actor on opening night.

This full-day media or presentation training course will be conducted on your business premises for a group of up to five people. In the media skills course you will learn how to develop key messages, answer tough questions, and take control of news and current affairs interviews. The day begins with an hour of communications theory followed by three interviews to camera. Techniques are refined during a review session after each interview. By the end of the day, you will be a polished and professional media player! The presentation training course covers voice, eye contact and body language for presentations in front of five or 5000 people. There are dozens of practical exercises on microphone technique, breathing, speech writing, and overcoming nerves. One recent participant said this course “changed her life.”

1-day Corporate Performance course for up to 12 participants, tailored to meet your requirements.

Value: $8,000

1-day Corporate Performance course for up to 12 participants, tailored to meet your requirements.

Value: $8,000

Full-day media or presentation training course with Tracey Spicer.

Value: $5,000

31 Spend the Day with Charlie Teo Dr Charlie Teo is one of Australia’s most celebrated neurosurgeons. He has developed an international reputation for his pioneering procedures in minimally invasive neurosurgery. Dr Teo works at Prince of Wales Private Hospital and has established an acclaimed centre specialising in the treatment of adult and childhood brain tumours. His techniques and skill have saved or extended the lives of many Australians and overseas patients with so called ‘inoperable’ brain tumours. Two people will spend the day with Dr Teo observing his surgical techniques and his warmth with the patients whom he treats as he would members of his own family. At a time mutually agreed with Dr Charlie Teo. Valid until March 2011. •

A day with neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, for 2 people.

Value: A life-changing experience. *this item is tax deductible


The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010

The Cancer Council Posh Auction 2010


32 Three Luxury Getaways Enjoy three luxury mini breaks in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast with this great package: From Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast a wonderful three-night stay in an Ocean Premium Room with buffet breakfast. The Westin Sydney offers a two-night stay in a Tower Superior King Room. The beautifully appointed The Westin Melbourne is pleased to provide a two-night stay in a deluxe room. All accommodation valid until 13 March 2011, excluding peak periods and subject to availability. • • •

3 nights accommodation at Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast including full buffet breakfast for 2 in Terraces Restaurant each morning. 2 nights for 2 adults at The Westin Sydney in a Tower Superior King Room with buffet breakfast daily and dinner at the Mosaic restaurant to the value of $150. 2 nights in a City View Room, gourmet buffet breakfast in Allegro Restaurant and complimentary use of the wellness centre.

Value: $4,700


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33 Five-star Holiday at the Saffire in Tasmania Immerse yourself in the sublime beauty of the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania’s east coast with two nights of luxury at this brand new coastal sanctuary. Designed to allow visitors to enjoy the natural wonders of this glorious part of Tasmania’s coastline, all suites boast ocean views with private decks. Not only is the wilderness setting of this brand new retreat spectacular, the Saffire also offers a sumptuous day spa experience and world class fine-dining. You’ll also be offered an array of ways to connect with the natural wonders of Freycinet – including the spectacular views over Coles Bay – take part in quad bike excursions to remote locations, enjoy a heli-experience, try kayaking, mountain biking or bush walking and enjoy some guided star gazing. This five-star Tasmanian holiday includes: • • • •

2 nights accommodation for 2 people at the Saffire in a Luxury Suite. All meals. Return luxury transfers from Hobart Airport to the Saffire. Valid until December 2010.

34 Walk The Great Ocean Road

35 Wild Bush Luxury at Bamurru Plains NT

Soak up the scenery of one of Victoria’s most popular destinations on foot. This 3-day walk takes in the spectacular coastline and rolling countryside of the Great Ocean Road from Anglesea, to Apollo Bay, rugged Cape Otway and the 12 Apostles. With the help of your bothfeet guide you’ll be soaking up the sweeping views and secluded beaches at a pace sure to help you unwind.

Bamurru Plains, a luxury safari camp on the edge of Kakadu National Park, exudes a style of ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ and was rated by Conde Nast readers the best hotel/resort in Australasia/Pacific this year. Your stay includes accommodation in one of the rustically chic safari bungalows, all meals, beverages and safari activities on the property.

The package includes: • • • • • • • • •

2 people 3 day Great Ocean Road walk for 2 people Transfers to and from Melbourne. A guide, driver and support vehicle. Two nights accommodation in bothfeet lodges and all meals. National park fees. Use of walking gear including day pack. And a half-hour massage for weary muscles. Valid 1 April 2010-31 Dec 2010

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2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a safari bungalow. All meals, beverages and safari activities included. Valid to 31 October 2010 (excludes July and August 2010).

Value: $3,720

Value: $3,300

Value: $4,400

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36 Waratahs Dugout Experience

37 Heat Your Home with Jetmaster

38 Orthodontics Exclusively

Are you the HSBC Waratahs biggest fan? Well this is the experience for you. You and three friends will be personally escorted to the dugout and sit with the players for the HSBC Waratahs v Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 24 April 2010. Not only do you get front-row seats with the players but you will receive tickets to the exclusive pre- & post-match function in the MA Noble (Life Member’s Bar). You will also receive a Waratahs jersey signed by the team to help you cheer. It truly is a rugby lover’s dream come true!

Warm up your living space with a Jetmaster open hearth convection wood or gas fireplace. A Jetmaster fireplace will transform your room, giving the beauty of an open fire together with the super heating efficiency of the Jetmaster system. Jetmaster staff will help you select a product to suit your needs. Valid until March 2011. Installation not included.

Dr Paul Taylor and Dr Dan Ngan’s practice in Mosman is the longest standing orthodontic partnership in Australia. Dr Paul Taylor has a teaching appointment in the Orthodontics Department at Sydney University and the practice specialises in all aspects of orthodontic treatment, including invisible braces.

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4 dugout experiences to watch the HSBC Waratahs v Brumbies at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 24 April 2010. 4 x passes to the pre-and post-match Waratahs function. 1 signed 2010 HSBC Waratahs jersey.

Value: $5,000

Warm up with a Jetmaster fireplace.

Value: $3,850

If you or your child want to be treated in an experienced and innovative practice, this offer of full orthodontic treatment to a maximum value of $7,500 is for you! Initial consultation must take place before March 2011. Generously donated by Dr Paul Taylor and Dr Dan Ngan. •

Full orthodontic treatments.

Value: $7,500

39 Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Blue Mountains Emirates Hotel & Resorts first hospitality development outside Dubai, the Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, is Australia’s first luxury conservationbased resort. A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, the resort is located in Australia’s Great Dividing Range between two national parks, and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Occupying just two per cent of a 4,000acre conservation reserve, the resort heralds a new era of luxury travel and actively protects its surrounding habitat and indigenous wildlife species while delivering the first-class standards and quality expected from luxury resorts, including a fitness centre and state-of-the art Spa facilities and treatments. The aim is to create a natural sanctuary where guests can enjoy absolute luxury and tranquillity. • • • •

2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a Heritage Suite with your own private swimming pool. All meals, all non-alcoholic beverages and selected regional wines and beers during regular meal times. 2 on-site activities per day per person which includes horse riding, wildlife spotting, star gazing, aboriginal interpretation, mountain biking, bush walking, guided nature walks and more. Validity – 13 September 2010

Value: $4,000


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40 Beach Late Summer II 2004 by Ken Done Illuminate your home with the work of one of Australia’s most popular contemporary artists, Ken Done AM, F.D.I.A [hon]. Ken has held over 70 solo exhibitions in Australia, Japan, the UK and France and is one of our most successful commercial artists. Beach Late Summer II, 2004 is the product of decades of drawing and painting on the beaches of Sydney. Done’s personal shorthand enables him to capture an immediate reaction, a feeling or a nuance. Beach Late Summer II identifies a Sydney summer in full bloom. The intense yellow of the sand emanates heat whilst the shapes speak of the languid energy one feels at the end of a hot day in late summer. This work has been generously made available by Ken Done. •

Beach Late Summer II, 40cm x 50cm, oil, acrylic & found object on canvas.

Value: $4,250


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41 Pretty Polly in Yellow by Peter Griffen

42 Through The Air by Regina Noakes

43 Paris Streets by Dallas Bromley

Sir Sidney Nolan was a very important and imaginative Australian artist who has had a very big influence on me. His painting Pretty Polly Mine which hangs in the Art Gallery of NSW, includes an eccentric looking parrot flying above an outback mine.

Regina Noakes is a full-time artist who now lives and works in Perth after studying in the USA, Singapore and Italy.

Dallas Bromley’s choice of destination is often a last minute decision, but her obsession to explore cities – their people and architecture – has been an ongoing affair. Paris remains a sublime city, embracing the senses with exotic aromas and visual sensations, where she follows and paints the elegant inhabitants of the wide avenues of the Tuileries, and the earthy richness of the Parisians living life to its full amongst the historic warmth and colour of this vital city.

In response to this painting I have painted a “Pretty Polly” series of which Pretty Polly in Yellow is one. It depicts the colour of the bird, but also I have tried to capture the speed and shrieking sound that is a major feature of this iconic native. •

Pretty Polly in Yellow, 76cm x 102cm, acrylic on canvas.

Value: $2,500

She artistically explores the character and essence of particular locations or memories and then expresses them in visual language in her own inventive and very distinctive manner. The lovable figures in her paintings stare out upon the world and they seem to reach beyond the viewer into some other, much greater space. They are hypnotic and portray a sense of reverie, mystery, drama and fun. Several works are held in celebrities private collections. •

Through the Air, 91cm x 76cm, acrylic on canvas.

Value: $5,500

Over the last decade, Dallas’s works have been exhibited around Australia and overseas in Hong Kong, China, Fiji, the UK and the USA. She has been a winner and selected finalist in several judged exhibitions, including The Sulman Prize at the AGNSW, the Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Art Prize and the ANL Maritime Art Prize. To see more of Dallas’s work, visit •

Paris Streets, 90cm x 60cm, oil and acrylic on board.

Value: $4,400

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44 Billabong by Peter Fennell

45 La Perla by Petrena Shaw

46 Red Veil by Paul Battams

47 Forest by Rodney Monk

Drawing and painting have been a part of Peter Fennell’s life since childhood. His work shows his versatility – his subjects ranging from cities and beaches to the bush. Peter exhibits in galleries around Australia and is represented in many private collections in the USA, England, Germany and Saudi Arabia. Billabong demonstrates Peter’s ability to capture nature in the early stages of spring. His use of light acts as a kind of tunnel, drawing the viewer into the understated arrangement of the painting, blending colour and form with life and elan.

Petrena Shaw’s on-going fascination with the figurative form has been a formidable passion over the last decade. This tactile and sensual work has an everlasting beauty in bronze.

Paul graduated from Camberwell Art School in London in 1976 with a BA Hons degree. After a brief career in music – struggling to become a “rock star” – he arrived in Sydney in 1979 together with guitars, paint brushes and other band members. Painting full-time whilst songwriting and gigging around the pubs and clubs, he began to build a solid interest in his artwork. And his work is now included in public and private collections both here and around the globe. At 55, Paul says of his career: “It takes a lifetime of committed painting to become an apprentice to the arts! I reckon I’m nearly half way there!”

Rodney Monk paints on canvas and glass and walls. He paints to delight and celebrate our humanity. He makes art that invigorates public spaces. A veteran of over 150 murals, his work ranges from local community-art projects to commercial development projects. Monk has won many awards; Think Globally, Act Locally in George Street, Redfern was awarded the Sir John Sulman prize by the Art Gallery of NSW. An international search recently saw Monk selected to paint a mural in Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA and he is currently painting at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, where he is completing a series of murals in the oncology and eye clinics.

Billabong, 61cm x 91.5cm, oil on canvas.

Value: $5,200

Though she has a traditional background of study, her work also reveals an exotic contemporary side. Ikebana ‘Japanese Floral Design’ is an elegant discipline whose clean uncomplicated lines influence the potency of her work. Portraiture is another avenue of her work, being one of the most difficult areas in sculpture to execute well. Petrena recently sculpted a bust of Lindsay Hassett for the Crickets Captains’ Walk in Cootamundra. Petrena’s works have been exhibited around Australia and overseas, and are held in many private collections.

Red Veil belongs to a series of work which explores the possibilities of successive layering of thinned paint, masking or hiding some mystery or previously written visual story. This visual layering enriches the text.

La Perla, 20cm x 17cm x 10cm, bronze.

Value: $2,950


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Forest, 15.3cm x 55.5cm, enamel paint on glass.

Value: $450

Red Veil, 122cm x 183cm, acrylic on canvas

Value: $7,200

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48 Beach Daisies by Nada Herman-Witkamp Born into an artistic family in 1965, Nada Herman-Witkamp has been painting and winning prizes for her work since she was 10. She was taught by her father, Ted Herman, and her grandfather, Sali Herman OBE – both famous for their contributions to Australian art. Nada has exhibited regularly for the past 12 years and has collectors worldwide, particularly in the USA and Europe. Her happy energetic paintings use lush impasto oils, which Nada sometimes applies straight from the tube and paints wet into wet over a base colour, perhaps with a palette knife. Such methods make the paintings distinctly hers. She doesn’t sketch a layout for her subject, preferring instead to ‘get straight into it’ and almost wait for the subject to dictate how it wishes to evolve. She feels that part of herself is in each work. •

Beach Daisies, 50cm x 50cm, oil on canvas.

49 Hunter Valley Weekend for 8

50 Sail in Edwardian Splendour

Spend a secluded weekend in five-star luxury at The Woods in Pokolbin. Fountain courtyards, barbecue facilities, air-conditioning, a fullyequipped kitchen, a dining table for eight and open fires await you! You will also enjoy lunch at Bimbadgen Estate’s multi-award winning restaurant Esca Bimbadgen.

Cruise Sydney Harbour on the 22-metre 1903 gentleman’s schooner, Boomerang, normally reserved for members. The Sydney Heritage Fleet gives you the chance to entertain up to 26 friends on this magnificent vessel. Once owned by the David Jones family and for many years the pride of the harbour, the 10-strong crew will ensure a great day out. The four-hour cruise departs from Rozelle and is valid until March 2011. Bookings essential.

Your group will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of this beautiful wine-growing region, with a hot-air balloon ride courtesy of Lumley General Insurance. • • •

4 self-contained double rooms for Friday and Saturday nights at The Woods in Pokolbin for 8 people. Hot-air balloon ride for 8 people with champagne breakfast. Lunch for 8 people at Esca Bimbadgen.

Value: $5,800

Up to 27 passengers cruise for 4 hours on the 1903 gentleman’s schooner, Boomerang.

51 Charter Sydney Harbour’s VIP Steam Launch Commissioned by the first president of Sydney Harbour Trust RRP Hickson in 1902, this glorious steamer has carried Kings, Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and Premiers on tours of Sydney Harbour. Now you can join them on Sydney Heritage Fleet’s flagship Lady Hopetoun with up to 26 of your guests. Cruise the harbour on the 23.5 metre 1902 steam launch for four hours, cruises depart from Rozelle Bay. Available Thursday to Sunday, bookings essential. Valid until March 2011

Value: An unforgettable cruise through Australia’s

Up to 27 passengers cruise for 4 hours on the 1902 steam launch, Lady Hopetoun.

nautical history.

Value: An unforgettable cruise through Australia’s nautical history.

Value: $1,500


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52 Look After Your Wine Cellar

53 Radio 2UE Advertising Package

54 Crescent Head Beach Houses

55 South West Rocks Family Getaway

Whether you’re renovating or restocking your cellar, this is your chance to add a Vintec wine cabinet (50DGZE), and some premium wines to your collection.

A great opportunity for you to promote your business with this excellent 30 x 30 second recorded “PM Power Pack” from 2UE – Sydney’s best talk-back radio station. 2UE will air your recorded commercials, which must comply with 2UE and advertising industry standards, in the best available times between Noon and Midnight, Monday to Sunday in the Afternoon, Drive, Sports Today and Night programs. If you don’t have a commercial ready to use, 2UE will write and produce one for you at a comparatively modest cost. A minimum of three weeks’ notice is required before the campaign is to commence on-air.

This is the perfect holiday for two or more families staying five nights at Crescent Head, one of NSW’s most beautiful surf spots.

The Seabreeze Beach Hotel South West Rocks Getaway is exactly what the doctor ordered for a bit of rest and relaxation. Enjoy seven nights for four people in one of the most beautiful best-kept secrets on the Mid North Coast.

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Transtherm Australia – a self-standing Vintec Storage Cabinet, delivery at winner’s expense. Henschke – One Magnum (1.5L) 1995 Hill of Grace Shiraz. Pike & Joyce – One dozen 2008 Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris.

Value: $3,500

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PM Power Pack 30 x 30 second recordings. Valid from 1 April-31 August 2010 and is subject to availability. This package cannot be credited against or otherwise affect any existing schedule or invoice.

Value: $6,750

Rancho Relaxo is a magnificent property, set on 60 hectares with two houses, Lotus and Frangipani, providing the perfect coastal farm and beach stay with only a five-minute walk through rainforest to unspoilt Racecourse and Back beaches. The houses sleep seven people each, and Lotus House has a Honeymoon Suite with spa and romantic outdoor bath. Both houses have access to a tennis court, basketball hoop and golf practice range, with ample parking, barbecue facilities and have large decks overlooking a private lagoon. Excludes school holidays. Subject to availability. Privately donated by Martin Short. • •

5 nights at Rancho Relaxo Crescent Head in Lotus House (sleeps 7). 5 nights at Frangipani House (sleeps 7).

Value: $5,000

While you’re here, immerse yourself in activities to take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. • • • • • • • •

7 nights at the Seabreeze Beach Hotel in two adjoining balcony suites for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2-4 children. Dinner for 4 including a wine package on one night during your stay at the Seabreeze Beach Hotel. A day’s fishing charter with the Sea Urchin 2, where you can reacquaint yourself with the beautiful oceans. Surf lessons with a professional trainer from Wedge Surf School. A Discover Scuba or Open Water Double Dive for 4 people with Fish Rock Dive Centre. A lighthouse tour of the South West Rocks icon, Smoky Cape Lighthouse. Enjoy a day on the green for 2 people at South West Rocks Golf Course. Subject to availability and not to be taken during school holidays.

Value: $2,775


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56 Hong Kong and China – 7 Nights

57 Holiday in Malaysia – 6 Nights

58 Take a Break in Fiji – 4 Nights

59 Holiday in Abu Dhabi – 3 Nights

Island Shangri-La Hong Kong 2 nights accommodation for 2 people in a Deluxe Harbour View Room including breakfast over a weekend.

Enjoy three of Malaysia’s beautiful Shangri-La resorts. Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort is set on Pantai Dalit Beach surrounded by 160 hectares of lush tropical vegetation, including a unique nature reserve. Here you’ll meet Sabah’s most famous inhabitant, the fascinating orang-utan.

Imagine escaping with your companion to a 109 acre tropical Fijian Island for four nights. Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort & Spa is offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience to stay at this 4.5 star luxury resort which is surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal clear and coral rich seas. Your stay includes:

The Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa offers rooms overlooking the ocean or Mount Kinabalu, with easy access to five beautiful offshore islands.

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Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is a destination in itself. Set on the beach, you and a guest can enjoy three indulgent nights in a Garden Suite Room just a few steps from the water. The suite boasts a separate lounge/dining area, luxury bathroom and private terrace. Whether you simply want to soak up the resort-style setting and enjoy the diversity of fine dining on offer, one of the five pools and the Spa facilities or choose to soak up all that the bustling metropolis has to offer – the Shangri-La is the perfect base for a holiday in Abu Dhabi.

Situated in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place for a business or leisure stay in Malaysia’s capital.

Value: $1,800

The Island Shangri-La soars 56 floors above Hong Kong’s most prestigious shopping, cultural and business addresses, with views of the Peak and Victoria Harbour. Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen 2 nights weekend accommodation for 2 people in a Deluxe Parkview Room including breakfast at café Zen. Located in the heart of Futian business district, Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, the second Shenzhen hotel for the Shangri-La group, is just minutes away from the Hong Kong border. Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing 3 nights accommodation for 2 people in a Valley Wing Premier Room with daily breakfast and Valley Wing Benefits. This award-winning hotel is a landmark in the western part of Beijing, close to the financial district and Beijing Zoo. •

Valid until 13 March 2011.

Value: $3,640


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4 nights for 2 people in an Ocean View room including breakfast. Bring up to 2 kids under 12 years of age and they will sleep, eat and play for free (kids sharing a room with adults).

This package from the Shangri-La includes: •

3 nights for 2 people in a Garden Suite Room.

Value: $2,220

2 nights/3 days for 2 people at Rasa Ria Resort, Sabah, in an Ocean Wing, Premier Room inclusive of international buffet. 2 nights/3 days for 2 people at Tanjung Aru Resort, Sabah, in an Executive Suite with breakfast daily. Valid until 13 September 2010 subject to availability. 2 nights for 2 people at Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur, in a Deluxe Park View Room inclusive of breakfast for 2. Subject to availability and blackout dates will apply.

Value: $3,200

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60 Lisa Ho Fashion Experience Lisa Ho has been at the forefront of the Australian fashion industry for the past 25 years. Her gowns have been worn by celebrities at many red carpet events in Australia and abroad. Enjoy a behind the scenes experience at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week with this invitation for you and a guest to attend for this designer label. You will have tickets to the runway parade and an opportunity to meet Lisa Ho and enjoy a celebration drink at an exclusive venue after the show. • • • •

You and a friend will attend the runway parade of designer Lisa Ho at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Enjoy a celebratory drink and meet Lisa Ho after the show. $1,000 gift voucher. To take place between the 3-7 May 2010, Sydney.

Value: High Fashion.

61 Champagne, Canapés and Camilla – The Ultimate Designer Indulgence From the moment Camilla Franks created her first kaftan 8 years ago a fashion icon was born. Known as the ‘Kaftan Queen’ she can count Elle Macpherson, Beyonce, Nicole Kidman and Sharon Stone in her long list of loyal clients. Experience the new Soleil collection showcasing beautifully coloured silk crepes and Swarovski detailing with an afternoon for you and 10 friends at a Camilla Beach House boutique. The winner will receive a $1,000 gift voucher and each of your 10 guests will receive a $100 voucher to spend on the day. Make it the ultimate girls day as you sip champagne, eat canapés and indulge in the ultimate fashion experience. • •

Gift voucher of $1,000 to spend at Camilla. Champagne, canapés and $100 gift voucher for each of your 10 friends.

Value: $2,200

62 Posh Fashion Package Indulge and spoil yourself in a bit of high end retail therapy for a suit, shoes and a hat. The Posh boutique clothing store, established over 30 years ago, will have you looking fabulous in a Moschino Cheap/Chic Suit. Cosmopolitan Shoes in Double Bay will help you choose the perfect shoes – as they help many of Sydney’s socialites each year. Then treat yourself to a creative and inspired experience at Neil Grigg, Sydney Milliner who creates beautiful hats and headpieces for everyone from Crown-Princess Mary of Denmark through to brides and their entourages. • • •

Posh Boutique gift voucher valued at $3,200 to be used towards a “Moschino Cheap/Chic Suit” and not valid on sale items. Valid until 26 March 2010. Neil Grigg. Treat yourself to a creative and inspired experience with a $500 Gift Voucher from Neil Grigg – Sydney Milliner. Valid until 25 April 2010. Cosmopolitan Shoes, Double Bay gift voucher valued at $1,000 towards shoes and/or a bag. Valid until June 2010.

Please Note: gift vouchers valid between 2-6 weeks from the date of POSH Auction.

63 A Total Makeover from MD Cosmedical Solutions Visit the new MD Cosmedical Solutions clinic at the Sheraton on the Park Hotel in Sydney and take years off your face with a thermage – non-surgical facelift – treatment. Thermage is a radiofrequency treatment that will make you look 4 to 5 years younger. The clinic also offers laser skin resurfacing, fat and cellulite treatment, laser vein treatment, wrinkle treatments, dermal fillers, laser hair removal, and skin diagnosis. All treatments performed at the MD Cosmedical Solutions clinic use state-of-the-art technology, and are safe, with no downtime, and exceptional results. For further information phone 1300 885 808 or go to •

One MD Cosmedical Solutions thermage – non-surgical facelift treatment.

Value: $5,500

Value: $4,700


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64 Play Golf with Peter O’Malley

65 Play Your Best Golf with PING

66 Family Holiday at Palm Cove 7 nights

67 Dinner for 10 at Milsons

This unique experience has you and two lucky friends making up a golf foursome with Peter O’Malley, playing 18 holes of never-to-be-forgotten golf at the refurbished Lakes Golf Course in Sydney.

The technology of the G15 iron provides the high-launching, maximum forgiveness attributes that bring consistency to your iron play. The stainless steel iron’s cavity design features a new Custom Tuning Port (CTP) which expands the perimeter weighting and increases the moment of inertia.

Enjoy seven nights accommodation at Peppers Beach Club & Spa, 20 minutes from Cairns airport. This two-bedroom lagoon suite and spa room features interconnecting rooms dual keyed into a One Bedroom Suite and Spa Room.

Perfect for a corporate dinner with colleagues or a private dinner with friends, Milsons, one of Sydney’s premier restaurants at Kirribilli, is offering dinner for 10 with fine wines. Milsons provides a refreshing dining alternative to the traditional business function with ample on-street parking, and has been awarded one chef hat by The Sydney Morning Herald for the last 9 years running. The ambience at Milsons is fresh, modern and relaxed, the service professional and attentive. Valid until April 2011.

Peter O’Malley continues to be one of Australia’s leading golfers following his win in the 2005 New Zealand PGA on the Australasian Tour, in addition to winning seven professional events in Europe and Australia and representing Australia in three World Cups. Peter has also taken out the highest honour for an amateur – the Eisenhower Trophy. Born in Bathurst, NSW, the likeable O’Malley is known for his driving accuracy and precise iron play. This memorable game of golf will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. Valid until December 2010. Subject to Peter’s availability. Green fees at the guests’ expense. •

A round of golf for you and 2 friends with Peter O’Malley.

Value: Memorable golfing moments. *this item is tax deductible


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Weight savings from a thinner face is re-positioned to the toe for added forgiveness on mishits and its wider sole produces a higher launch angle. Stronger lofts combine with a centre of gravity located low and farther from the face to produce longer shots without sacrificing the higher trajectory required in a maximum forgiveness iron. This item is guaranteed to improve your handicap. • • •

One set of PING G15 irons 3-9, pitching wedge, sand wedge and PING putter. PING golf bag. PING golf glove.

The resort features beach and rainforest lagoon pools, tennis, gym and the spa. • • •

7 nights accommodation in a two-bedroom suite. Your stay can be in high season, subject to availability April 2010-April 2011. Unavailable during school holidays. Generously donated by John and Anna Virgona.

Fine dining experience for 10 people at Milsons restaurant.

Value: $1,200

Value: $4,389

Value: $2,200

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68 SOS Ski Wear SOS stands for Sportswear of Sweden, initially inspired by a group of wild Swedish extreme skiers in the early eighties. The company has developed into a cutting edge manufacturer and is today represented all over the world. We make colourful and durable skiwear for thrill seekers, who are role models not only for their skiing skills but for their unrestrained thirst for freedom, passion and excitement. • •

Drop into the Snowsport Shop, in Thredbo Village for your new skiwear. A men’s or ladies SOS ski outfit including pants and jacket and Hestra Gore-Tex gloves up to the value of $1,500.

71 Summer Family Holiday at Thredbo’s Silver Brumby The Silver Brumby Lodge boasts the best view of Thredbo. Relax as you enjoy a week taking in the mountain views or you can try your hand at summer activities including bush walking, horse riding, mountain-bike riding, swimming, golf and tennis. Available during the December/January holidays 2011 (excluding Christmas Day to New Year). Also available April school holidays 2012 (excluding Easter). •

5 nights accommodation for 4 people at Silver Brumby Lodge, with dinner and breakfast included.

Value: $1,000

Value: $1,500

69 His & Her Helmet & Goggle Package

72 Cypress Lakes Golf Escape

Snowbound Sports will help you look great on the slopes while helping you protect yourself with the latest in helmet and goggle design included in this His and Hers Helmet and Goggle Package.

One night midweek accommodation (Sun-Thurs incl.) in a twobedroom, two-bathroom luxury villa for two guests, full country-style buffet breakfast (for two) and two rounds of golf at Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club (18 holes incl. electric cart hire).

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Drop into Snowbound Sport in Chatswood to collect your combo. His & Her helmet & goggles combo.

Value: $760

In the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, Cypress Lakes Resort offers a combination of luxurious villa style accommodation, first class resort facilities, and access to one of Australia’s best resort golf courses. • •

1 night midweek accommodation (Sun-Thurs incl.) in a 2 bedroom luxury villa. 1 x round 18 holes golf for each guest.

Value: $630

70 Skis from Inski Get ready for the coming snow season. Treat yourself to this fantastic pair of 170cm Head C200 Skis fitted with Salomon Bindings. This fabulous up-to-the minute equipment comes courtesy of Inski – the peak in skis, boards and snow wear. • • •

Drop into the new Inski shop in York Street, to collect your skis. A brand new pair of skis. Winner to collect from Inski.

Value: $865

73 The Golden Door – Elysia Weekend Romance Getaway Two nights accommodation (Friday & Saturday incl.) in a luxury one bedroom “Elysia” villa, candlelit turndown service, a bottle of quality Australian table wine with our compliments and our chef’s selection of petit fours on arrival. Located in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country only a short drive from Sydney, The Golden Door – Elysia provides the ultimate opportunity to indulge. Play golf at the legendary Cypress Lakes Golf & Country Club, be pampered at The Golden Door Spa and enjoy a culinary sensation at Elysia’s Fusion Restaurant. •

2 nights for 2 people in a one bedroom villa with buffet breakfast provided.

Value: $1,200


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74 Whitsunday Holiday Spectacular

77 Hyatt Coolum Holiday

Few, if any, properties can boast the location of this charming resort where suites are built to the absolute water’s edge. The Coral Sea suites feature private spa baths and double hammocks located on the balconies that are positioned at high water mark. One of life’s absolute pleasures is reclining in a spa watching passing yachts as turtles and dolphins move along the water’s edge.

Pure pleasure awaits you at Australia’s prestigious international spa and golf resort, the Hyatt Regency Coolum. Resort facilities include four restaurants, nine swimming pools, tennis centre and a superb golf course. Enjoy views of lush rainforest and endless kilometres of pristine Pacific Ocean from your villa. Generously donated by Servcorp Holdings Australia Pty Ltd.

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Valid until 30 December 2010.

3 nights accommodation for 2 people in a romantic Coral Sea Suite at the Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach. A family cruise on the Ragamuffin.

7 days and nights in a 2 bedroom villa at the Hyatt Regency Coolum.

Value: $1,815

Value: $3,540

75 Take a Break in the Hunter Valley

78 Visit Kims Beach Hideaway

Escape to Eaglereach Wilderness Resort in the glorious Hunter Valley and experience wildlife, wilderness and wine. Enjoy a two bedroom spa lodge with views that go forever. The visit includes a champagne welcome and complimentary hire of all non-motorised equipment; escorted rain forest nature walk; optional dining experiences from a la carte to picnic hampers. Valid until March 2011 excluding peak period, Sunday to Thursday, subject to availability. Suitable for up to 4 guests twin share.

Kims Beach Hideaway, about one hour’s drive north of Sydney, is a place where you can relax in complete privacy, amid towering Norfolk Pines and glorious hibiscus trees, and enjoy the indulgence of expertly prepared cuisine.

3 nights accommodation for up to 4 people, champagne on arrival, based on twin share in two bedroom spa lodge.

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2 nights for 2 people in bungalow-style accommodation (lavishly equipped with spa) at Kims Beach Hideaway. Midweek (Sunday through to Thursday inclusive) until 20 December 2010, excluding weekends and public holidays.

Value: $1,900

Value: $1,290

76 Holiday on the South Coast

79 Romantic Sydney Getaway

Only three hours from Sydney on the scenic south coast, multi-award winning Ulladulla Guest House is set amongst lush tropical gardens in the heart of a picturesque fishing village.

Perfect for a birthday treat or to celebrate any other special occasion. Enjoy a night for two at Sydney’s stylish Establishment Hotel with dinner at the Establishment’s fine dining restaurant, est. Valid until 26 November 2010.

Enjoy five nights accommodation in the executive suite, champagne and fruit platter on arrival, gourmet breakfasts daily and dinner on one night at Elizans, award-winning French Restaurant. At the end of your day, port and chocolates await you at night. Valid midweek between 1 May and 30 September 2010 (excludes school and public holidays). •

1 night for 2 people at the Establishment Hotel including dinner at est to the value of $250.

Value: $800

This package includes 5 nights accommodation in the executive suite.

Value: $1,600


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80 Thailand Escape

83 A High Tea with a Twist for Ten

Renew and recharge at Bangkok’s best five-star address for business or pleasure, The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok. Situated in the heart of Bangkok’s prime shopping, restaurant, and entertainment area, and with the added convenience of the sky train at your door, you are instantly transported to all that Bangkok has to offer.

Sydney’s premiere cocktail lounge theloft has created a high tea concept with a much needed edge. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, Sydney’s most stylish can sit back, relax and catch up on the week’s events as they enjoy mouth-watering savoury treats, delicious sweets and sip on divine teas or lavish ‘Teapot Cocktails’. The ‘High Tea’ platter menu has been designed for the ladies, with a selection of sweet and savoury items in perfect proportion so one can nibble with ease. Ideal for a girls catch up, hen’s afternoon or simply to celebrate the weekend. theloft High Tea Lounge is on every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm.

Three-night stay in an executive Deluxe Room with Executive Club Benefits. Valid until 30 December 2010 (restrictions apply).

Value $780

High Tea at theloft for 10 people.

Value: A decadent afternoon with your gal pals!

81 A Taste of Hobart

84 Kit & Kaboodle Supper Club

Relax with two nights at the Moorilla Winery on the Derwent River in the brand new MONA Pavilions. This artist and architect inspired accommodation features artwork from the Museum of Old and New Art. Then get active and soak up the spectacular scenery that surrounds Hobart on the Mt Wellington Descent. A cycling trip, that’s all downhill – suitable for beginners! For even more adventure take a half-day trip with Roaring 40s Kayaking Tours exploring the beautiful waterways of The D’Entrecasteaux Channel (just 30 minutes from Hobart).

Introducing Kit & Kaboodle Supper Club. Vintage glamour, clean modern lines and eclectic chic are intermixed over two spectacular levels resulting in a stunningly stylish, uber-cool surrounding. The Supper Club is inspired by quintessential 60’s style icon Audrey Hepburn.

Package includes:

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2 nights for 2 people at the MONA Pavilions at Moorilla Winery. 2 x 1/2 day cycling trip with Mt Wellington Descent. 2 x 1/2 day kayaking experience.

Enjoy a Kit & Kaboodle Supper Club voucher to the value of $500 by sipping on some of our amazing cocktails and nibbling on our fabulous food until the wee hours of the morning. Doors open at 8pm Thursday to Sunday until 5am, and from 6pm on Friday evenings. Gift voucher to spend with your friends at Kit & Kaboodle.

Value: $500

Value: $1,050

82 Experience Four Top Sydney Restaurants

85 Food Wine Sleep @ Hugos

If you love eating out, these four great restaurants offer two people some of the best dining Sydney has to offer. Differing validities and conditions apply.

Indulge with this experience brought to you by www.foodwinesleep., the ultimate guide to the best restaurant, bar and accommodation experiences in Australia. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a tantalising meal at award-winning Hugos Manly. The Executive Chef, Peter Evans, has devised a delicious menu that ensures you’ll enjoy the sensational encounter that the Hugos Group is renowned for. Valid April 2010-October 2010.

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The Bathers’ Pavilion dining voucher $250. Bistro Moncur dining voucher $300. Chinta Ria dining voucher $200. glass dining voucher $200.

Value: $950

Gift voucher for corporate function or lunch with friends, at Hugos Manly.

Value: $995


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86 Phil Kearns Rugby Experience

89 State of the Art Air-Conditioning

Phil Kearns, Australia’s most-capped hooker, ended his rugby career during the successful 1999 World Cup campaign, during the Test against Ireland. He is one of the few Wallabies to have played in both winning campaigns of 1991 and 1999. A veteran of the game with two World Cups, six Bledisloe Cups and one Tri Nations Cup, Phil has been captain of both Australia and New South Wales. Now you can invite Phil to speak at your next corporate lunch. Valid until March 2011. Subject to availability.

This state-of-the-art unit has a sleek flat panel design combined with high energy efficiencies. The unit also features Daikin’s new back-lit controller with luminescent buttons.

Phil Kearns will offer a keynote address at your next corporate lunch. (Must be taken in Sydney at a mutually agreed time.)

Daikin Australia model in white FTXS60JVMA (6KW) a reverse cycle, wall mounted split-system air-conditioning unit, which Crest will be pleased to install for you. Installation is offered in Sydney only.

Value: $2,700

Value: The ball is in your hands!

87 Meet Gai Waterhouse

90 Patrol Sydney Harbour with the Water Police

And they’re racing! Learn more about Australia’s racing culture as you and three guests meet groundbreaking horse trainer Gai Waterhouse at Tulloch Lodge. While there, you can admire the stars of the stable and view historical photographs and trophies of past and present champions.

This could be the nautical adventure of a lifetime. Who knows what you may encounter or who you’ll apprehend when you and three others join the NSW Water Police on a patrol of Sydney Harbour?

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4 people visit Tulloch Lodge and meet Gai Waterhouse. Valid until 13 March 2011. To be taken on a Sunday.

4 people experience a day in the life of the Marine Area Command Officers as they cruise the waterways from Sydney Heads to Parramatta.

Value: A real winner!

Value: Expect the unexpected!

*this item is tax deductible

*this item is tax deductible

88 Take Your Netballer to the Top

91 Create Order Out of Chaos

Get on the road to victory with a 60-minute coaching session from champion netballer and former Australian Netball Captain, Anne Sargeant. This unique experience lets your team, group or family work with Anne in a personal and focused skills session, which will polish the talent and technique of players of any age or ability.

Is your workplace getting out of control? If so, then this is the chance to change things for the better. Amanda Sarden is an efficiency consultant and trainer who is one of Australia’s foremost experts on workplace efficiency. Her company, Organising Place, assists clients to streamline their document workflow, improve their productivity, use technology efficiently, manage information overload and improve the use of their office spaces. Book a seminar for your organisation where Amanda will reveal tips and techniques to help you get organised once and for all!

An inspiring motivational speaker, Anne adds sparkle, wit and wisdom to all her coaching sessions. Arrange a mutually convenient time and Sydney location with Anne – anytime until 21 November 2010. •

One-on-one coaching with Anne Sargeant.

Value: Once in a lifetime netball experience!


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Completely Organised at Work 4 hour workshop for 10 people in-house.

Value: $3,000

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92 Go Kart, Go Your Own Mini Grand Prix

95 Camp Out on Cockatoo Island

Tired of the Corporate Golf Day? Need an uplifting fortieth birthday bash? Why not rev it up at Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway? Take up to 20 mates or moguls to experience all the thrills of a Formula One driver – including warm up and racing laps – at your own Mini Grand Prix. Cheer your team through high-powered laps (all safety gear included) at an unforgettable afternoon of competition and camaraderie. Complete with a Grand Final and Award Presentation, this event is a rare and exciting item.

Cockatoo Island is Australia’s most unusual urban park – a heritage listed island in the middle of world famous Sydney Harbour. The island (the largest in the harbour) had a fascinating history as a prison, industrial school, reformatory and gaol, before becoming one of Australia’s largest shipyards. You can take a guided tour or hire an audio tour to immerse yourself in the story of this unique location. You will also love the adventure of sleeping in the shadows of dormant cranes and chimneys in the middle of the harbour and waking to sunrise over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Be ‘Andretti-for-an-arvo!’ any Monday to Thursday afternoon until March 2011, subject to availability. For up to 20 people.

5 camping packages, each includes: 1 tent, 2 sleeping mats, 2 chairs and 1 lantern.

Value: $3,700

Value: $450

93 Racing Car Hot Laps

96 Sportscraft Fashion Experience

Strap yourself in for the ride of your life! You will experience Eastern Creek as you never have before in a 6.0 litre V8 Holden. The speed, heat and noise of a racing V8 will be yours to experience for five hot laps of this legendary circuit. You will also get a DVD of your hot laps for extra bragging rights! Hang on tight!

Sportscraft provides style inspiration to Australian women and men with a range of clothing and accessories that epitomize fresh, modern styling & outstanding quality and value.

This prize is proudly provided by Mocomm Racing – •

Five hot laps at race pace.

Value: And they’re off! *this item is tax deductible

Sportscraft is offering you the chance to experience life behind the scenes at their next fashion shoot. You’ll have the chance to meet brand ambassador and face of Sportscraft Kristy Hinze plus experience all the shoot action with the models and crew. You’ll then be ready to update your wardrobe with a $1,000 gift voucher to use at Sportscraft. • •

Behind-the-scenes photo shoot with Kristy Hinze. Sportscraft gift voucher valued at $1,000.

Value: Fashion at its finest!

94 Deluxe Children’s Birthday Party for 20

97 A Dazzling Start to the New Year

The Good Fairies entertainment package include the fairy of your choice, party games, party lunch boxes and lolly bags for 20 children.

No plans for New Year yet? It’s never too early to make plans for a spectacular New Year in Sydney. This is a unique and one-off chance for you and a guest to attend the exclusive Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Party 2010 at the Sydney Opera House. This is a very special opportunity to enjoy a wonderful invitation-only evening and the best view of the fireworks imaginable!

Children’s deluxe birthday party for 20 for your son or daughter.

Value: $715

An invitation to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Opera House.

Value: Cannot be bought!


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98 Tickets to Opera Australia

101 Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney doesn’t come any better than this – the Opera House, the harbour and the best seats in the house for our own world-class opera company. This is your chance for you and a guest to experience A-reserve seats with Opera Australia.

The Sydney Theatre Company invites you and a guest to The Walworth Farce on its last stop on a world tour that has taken in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and New York. This hit Druid Ireland production by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh has been described as hilarious, horrifying and ferociously entertaining. Find out what the world has been applauding by bidding for this experience.

2 A-reserve seats for any opera during the winter season 2010. Valid until 6 November 2010.

Value: $400

Includes: • •

Two tickets to The Walworth Farce. To be taken between 14-24 April 2010

Value: $320

99 The Australian Ballet

102 Melbourne Theatre Company Package

The Australian Ballet offers you 2 A-reserve tickets to The Edge of Night during its November Season 2010. Choreography by Stephen Bayres and music by Sergei Rachmaninov, The Edge of Night showcases Australian ballet at its best.

The Melbourne Theatre Company invites you to an unforgettable night at the theatre to see The Grenade by Tony McNamara.

2 A-reserve tickets to The Australian Ballet’s The Edge of Night during November 2010.

Value: $200

The package includes four A-reserve theatre tickets plus drinks, parking and program vouchers. Before the play you will enjoy dinner for four at The Deck restaurant. • • •

Theatre package for 4 to see MTC’s The Grenade. Dinner for 4 at The Deck restaurant. To be taken between 10 April-15 May 2010.

Value: An unforgettable Melbourne theatre experience.

100 Australian Chamber Orchestra Concert

103 Chocolate Indulgence

The Australian Chamber Orchestra invites you and a guest to enjoy A-reserve seats during the 2010 season. Richard Tognetti is the artistic director for the orchestra.

A chance to enter chocolate heaven is yours with this wonderful selection of the very best Swiss chocolate from Lindt & Sprungli! This exquisite collection of dark, milk, white and hazelnut chocolates may be enjoyed alone or shared with your loved ones.

2 A-reserve tickets to Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2010 Sunday concert series.

Value: $200

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A delectable chocolate hamper. Lindt also offers the opportunity for two people to experience a Chocolate Appreciation Evening.

Value: $400


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104 Roof Racks Par Excellence

107 Sail an 18-foot skiff with John Winning

Whether you’re a tradesman, a weekend DIY, or a four-wheel drive enthusiast you can take advantage of a Rhino-Rack roof-bar system. Made in Australia and tested to Australian standards, Rhino-Rack roof bars combine innovation and quality design.

Compete with a friend in an 18-foot skiff race on Sydney Harbour with world champion sailor John Winning by your side. Join the skiff-sailing veteran for thrills and spills, a few yarns and some great sailing! Valid until March 2011. This sailing adventure is kindly donated by Winning Appliances.

You’ll have $500 to spend on any of the versatile products on offer at Rhino-Rack. Valid until 31 June 2010.

Value: $500

Sail with a world champion on an 18-foot skiff.

Value: Racing at a rate of knots! *this item is tax deductible

105 Trace Your Family Tree

108 Learn to Sail on Sydney Harbour

Discover more about your family history and create an heirloom that the next generation will treasure. One of Australia’s leading genealogists Jan Worthington, Dip FHS, FSAG, will help you to delve into your past. Jan will use her expertise to research your family history in any English speaking country. You’ll receive a report, charts that illustrate relationships and originals or photocopies of documents uncovered. Imagine what secrets could be revealed as you find out who you are?

If you’ve always wanted to try messing about in boats, here’s your chance. Get a taste for the skills – and your head around the basics – of sailing by taking a class with Balmoral Sailing’s expert instructors. Over 4 hours (taught in two 2 hour sessions) you’ll learn to sail in light wind, and enjoy the freedom of sailing under supervision by the end of the course. Your children can get in on the action too with two days tuition at sailing camp during school holidays. Valid until 30 January 2011.

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A report on your family history.

Value: A historical high!

4 x 2 hour sailing tuition. 4 x 1 day kids sailing camp.

Value: $880

106 Secure Parking Card

109 Beppi’s Dining Experience

Take the hassle out of finding a convenient, secure parking space with an Advantage Parker Card with $500 pre-loaded credit. This card works like a charge card and can be used at most Secure Parking car parks throughout Sydney.

Beppi Polese is considered the patriarch of Italian restaurants in Sydney and Beppi’s Restaurant an institution. The restaurant was established in 1956 by Beppi and his wife ‘Norma’ and is still owned and run by the family. Beppi’s Restaurant is regarded as one of the most welcoming and hospitable Italian restaurants in Sydney with an unmatched tradition of providing exceptional food and service to four generations of Sydney diners.

Parking card with $500 credit.

Value: $500

Beppi’s Restaurant is generously offering a dining voucher to the value of $500, plus a Beppi’s ‘A Life in Three Courses’ book. Valid April 2010-April 2011. Value: $500


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Art 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Beach Late Summer II 2004 by Ken Done Pretty Polly in Yellow by Peter Griffen Through The Air by Regina Noakes Paris Streets by Dallas Bromley Billabong by Peter Fennell La Perla by Petrena Shaw Red Veil by Paul Battams Forest by Rodney Monk Beach Daisies by Nada Herman-Witkamp

Business Services 2 10 25 27 28 29 30 53 86 91 92 106

Jonah’s Corporate Overnighter Fly Business Class to New Zealand Courtesy of Emirates Matt Burke Rugby Experience John Coates Experience NIDA Corporate Performance Training No.1 NIDA Corporate Performance Training No.2 Spice Up Your Presentations Skills with Tracey Spicer Radio 2UE Advertising Package Phil Kearns Rugby Experience Create Order Out of Chaos Go Kart, Go Your Own Mini Grand Prix Secure Parking Card

Entertainment & Leisure Activities 5 6 17 23 50 51 85 94 97 98 99 100 101


David Williamson Theatre Experience Harbour Cruise in Style Cruise with Friends on Kokomo Wiggles Experience Sail in Edwardian Splendour Charter Sydney Harbour’s VIP Steam Launch Food Wine Sleep @ Hugos Deluxe Children’s Birthday Party for 20 A Dazzling Start to the New Year Tickets to Opera Australia The Australian Ballet Australian Chamber Orchestra Concer Sydney Theatre Company

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102 Melbourne Theatre Company Package 103 Chocolate Indulgence 107 Sail an 18-foot skiff with John Winning

Experiences 14 18 19 24 31 36 60 87 88 90 93 97

Animated Celluloid Adventure The Ultimate Navy Experience Young Endeavour Youth Experience Surf with Tom Carroll Spend the Day with Charlie Teo Waratahs Dugout Experience Lisa Ho Fashion Experience Meet Gai Waterhouse Take Your Netballer to the Top Patrol Sydney Harbour with the Water Police Racing Car Hot Laps A Dazzling Start to the New Year

Fashion & Beauty 9 11 21 22 60 61 62 63 68 96

Giorgio Armani Indulgence for 16 Diamond & Pearl Earring from Bill Hicks Jewellery Design Fashion Package from Ginger & Smart Leona Edminston Style Experience Lisa Ho Fashion Experience Champagne, Canapés and Camilla – The Ultimate Designer Indulgence Posh Fashion Package A Total Makeover from MD Cosmedical Solutions SOS Ski Wear Sportscraft Fashion Experience

Holidays & Accommodation 1 2 3 4 8 10 12 13

La Route Du Bonheur with Relais & Chateaux Italy Jonah’s Corporate Overnighter Bonville Golf Resort Experience Walking Tasmania – The Maria Island Walk Hayman Experience Fly Business Class to New Zealand Courtesy of Emirates Savour the Margaret River Aspen/Snowmass Ski Spectacular

15 32 33 34 35 39 49 54 55 56 57 58 59 66 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 95


Trek the Pompeii of the Pacific in PNG Three Luxury Getaways Five-star Holiday at the Saffire in Tasmania Walk the Great Ocean Road Wild Bush Luxury at Bamurru Plains, N.T. Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Weekend for 8 Crescent Head Beach Houses South West Rocks Family Getaway Hong Kong and China Package Holiday in Malaysia Take a Break in Fiji Holiday at the Shangri-La Abu Dhabi Family Holiday at Palm Cove 7 nights Summer Family Holiday at Thredbo’s Silver Brumby Cypress Lakes Golf Escape The Golden Door – Elysia Weekend Romance Getaway Whitsunday Holiday Spectacular Take a Break in the Hunter Valley Holiday on the South Coast Hyatt Coolum Holiday Visit Kims Beach Hideaway Romantic Sydney Getaway Thailand Escape A Taste of Hobart Camp Out on Cockatoo Island

Home & Family 7 20 37 38 89 94 104 105

A Dream Kitchen with Winning Appliances Arent & Pyke – Interior Design Package Heat Your Home with Jetmaster Orthodontics Exclusively State of the Art Air-Conditioning Deluxe Children’s Birthday Party for 20 Roof Racks Par Excellence Trace Your Family Tree

Sport 3 13 19 24 25 26 27 36 64 65 68 69 70 72 86 87 88 92 93 107 108

Bonville Golf Resort Experience Aspen/Snowmass Ski Spectacular Young Endeavour Youth Experience Surf with Tom Carroll Matt Burke Rugby Experience Sports Lover’s Ultimate Experience John Coates Experience Waratahs Dugout Experience Play Golf with Peter O’Malley Play Your Best Golf with PING SOS Ski Wear His & Her Helmet & Goggle Package Skis from Inski Cypress Lakes Golf Escape Phil Kearns Rugby Experience Meet Gai Waterhouse Take Your Netballer to the Top Go Kart, Go Your Own Mini Grand Prix Racing Car Hot Laps Sail an 18-foot skiff with John Winning Learn to Sail on Sydney Harbour

Wine & Dine 5 6 12 16 17 52 67 79 82 83 84 85 102 103 109

David Williamson Theatre Experience Harbour Cruise in Style Savour the Margaret River Exclusive Dinner with Aqua Group Executive Chef Jeff Turnbull Cruise with Friends on Kokomo Look After Your Wine Cellar Dinner for 10 at Milsons Romantic Sydney Getaway Experience Four Top Sydney Restaurants A High Tea with a Twist for Ten Kit & Kaboodle Super Club Food Wine Sleep @ Hugos Melbourne Theatre Company Package Chocolate Indulgence Beppi’s Dining Experience

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Posh Auction General Rules and Conditions

POSH Instructions to bidders


All items will be at the purchaser’s risk immediately after the silent auction closes. No responsibility will be incurred by Cancer Council New South Wales for their safekeeping. No exception shall be taken to any of the items on delivery.



Payment by the successful bidder can be made 30 minutes following the close of the auction to Cancer Council staff who will accept cash, cheque, Mastercard, American Express, Diners or Visa. Payment in full on the night is mandatory.

10. Notwithstanding any of the Rules and Conditions, as listed on these pages, the operation of the auction remains at the discretion of Cancer Council.


All sales are final and there will be no exchange or refund on items.


Items may be removed only by exhibiting a ‘paid’ receipt.


Unless otherwise specified, all auction items and services must be used within the specified date in the catalogue.


All auction items must be collected before midnight on the evening of the auction. Items not collected will be taken to Cancer Council, 153 Dowling Street, Woolloomooloo, on Sunday 14 March. Items may be collected during business hours (9am to 5pm) between 15 March and 19 March 2010.

Reservations for all trips, parties and/or similar events must be mutually arranged with the donor unless otherwise specified. All arrangements for trips, parties and similar events must be made in sufficient time for the necessary arrangements to be made. No refunds will be allowed on travel packages for cancelled tickets and accommodation.


Cancer Council has endeavoured to catalogue and describe the property correctly, but all property is sold as is and Cancer Council neither warrants nor represents, and shall in no event be responsible for, the correctness of description, genuineness or condition of the property. No statement contained in the catalogue or made orally at the sale or elsewhere shall be deemed to be assumption of liability.


Cancer Council reserves the right to withdraw and/or alter any item on sale prior to the call for bids.


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Any item not paid for and removed in accordance with these rules will be resold by public auction or privately at the risk of expense of the former purchaser who shall be held liable for any deficiency that may arise from the resale with costs incurred.

Cancer Council and affiliates and their associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any misadventure, accident, injury, loss or claim that may occur whilst undertaking any travel as part of the prize or in the participation and the use of the prize.

POSH is a silent auction, conducted electronically with bids being displayed automatically as they are placed on screens around the room. Guests will be issued with a Smartcard on your table place-card. To register a bid, guests insert their personal Smartcard into a keypad and enter the auction lot number and the amount you wish to bid. The name of the highest bidder and the amount bid will appear on the screens around the room which automatically update as the bids are entered.

Cancer Council NSW shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the auction items except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.

Items will be sold to the highest bidder recorded at the close of bidding which will be at 11.15pm – unless extended by the organisers. Bidders will be notified if this happens. Auction items that display an * in the POSH catalogue are tax deductible. A warning will be given 15 minutes before bidding stops and at five minute intervals after that. Bids will not be extended or accepted after the close. Successful bidders will be asked to sign an auction agreement at the end of the auction. You will be given a copy of the agreement which acts as a tax invoice when payment details are completed. If you wish to pay and take your item/s tonight, please take your completed payment form with credit card details or cheque to the bank to collect your voucher/s or collection details. We are happy to accept credit card payment for all auction items or you may want to pay by cash or cheque. Cheques should be made out to Cancer Council NSW. Payments will be accepted at the banking desk until midnight tonight. If you do not want to pay tonight please forward payment within two weeks and mail to Cancer Council NSW PO Box 572 Kings Cross NSW 1340.

For further information please contact: Jenny Menzies Cancer Council 153 Dowling St Woolloolmooloo NSW 2011 Tel: (02) 9334 1967 Fax: (02) 8302 3539 Email:

Please note that some of the travel packages have been designed to be taken at the time specified in the description. Taxes, travel insurance and visa are the responsibility of the purchaser. No auction item may be redeemed for cash.

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