Friday 24th May 2024 | 6 PM

A Black Tie Fundraising Event

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland

The Te Kiwi Māia Charity Dinner promises to be an unforgettable night, featuring exceptional entertainment, delicious cuisine, delectable wines, and a selection of incredible auction items that will be revealed in due course.

To date, Te Kiwi Māia has successfully implemented wellness programmes, providing vital support to first responders and NZDF personnel. The outcomes from these initiatives have been outstanding, fostering positive, enduring impacts on the well-being of our dedicated service people and their families. 

Our goal is to sell out this event in support of our first responders and NZDF personnel, allowing us to expand the reach of these crucial programmes and embark on the next stage of our charitable endeavours. 

Please RSVP to with:
- full name,
- number of tickets purchased,
- contact phone number, and
- any food allergies.

Tickets can be purchased by:
- bank transfer to the below account

Tickets | Individual $280pp | Table of 9 $2500
*includes hosting dinner for one first responder

Account details:
Te Kiwi Māia Charitable Trust


"The Art of Strategy" 

Throughout our tenure together as chiefs of the Army, Navy and Air Force, the three of us enjoyed a good, collegial relationship. But there were inevitably times when gnarly challenges, events or environments called for a “Strategy Session”. A Strategy Session would fall at the end of the day, behind the closed door of one of our offices, and it would always involve a Single Malt and a good old-fashioned talk – part problem solving, part relief-valve. 

Toward the end of our time as chiefs, we thought it would be fun to capture the essence of one of these sessions, but in a way that might also be a “leave-behind” to be of some benefit. Te Kiwi Māia immediately came to mind – a charity of great relevance and value to us, and one with a gnarly challenge of its own, as a small number of passionate believers worked hard to create something wonderful from scratch. 

The Art of Strategy was born from this idea to throw a bit of fun at ourselves as we looked back on our time together, while also hoping to make a contribution at a personal level to a charity that has our utmost respect and support. - Andrew Moon

Replica of Mr Apiata's Victoria Cross Medallion 

Born in Mangakino Willie spent his early childhood in Waima in Northland before the family moved to Te Kaha in the BOP. 

Service number M181550 his years of military service spanned from 1989 until 2012. His units were 6th Battalion (Territorial services) and later the Royal NZ Infantry Regiment (RNZIR) before passing the brutal selection and cycle courses to become a badged SAS (Special Air Service) soldier in 2001.

The Victory Cross is Britain’s highest award for gallantry. The Imperial Victoria Cross (as it was previously known) was instituted by the Royal Warrant in 1856 to acknowledge bravery displayed by soldiers and sailors in the Crimean War (1854-1856.) This award was open to all ranks and only presented for acts of supreme gallantry in the face of an enemy. A total of 23 VC’s have been awarded to NZ military personnel including two to Charles Upham. The most recent and only living NZ recipient is the great Willie Apiata. He was awarded his VC in 2007, and is the first, and so far only, recipient of the now named Victoria Cross for New Zealand, which was instituted in 1999 to replace the British/imperial Victoria Cross.

In the centre of the medal is a lion guardant standing upon the royal crown. The words “For valour” are inscribed below this. The Victoria Cross is suspended from a crimson ribbon. On the reverse of the cross, the date of the act of bravery is inscribed, along with the name, rank and unit of the recipient. This medal has only been awarded 1,358 times in history. 

Willie has graciously donated a replica of his VC for us to auction in support of his comrades.

Experience the Majesty of Flight in a C-130 Aircraft!

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the skies with our exclusive auction offering: a scenic flight aboard a majestic C-130 aircraft! Prepare to be awed as you soar through the clouds in this iconic military transport aircraft, renowned for its versatility, power, and unparalleled views.


Aircraft Exploration: Get up close and personal with the inner workings of a C-130 during a pre-flight tour, guided by seasoned aviation experts. Learn about the aircraft's cutting-edge technology, capabilities, and rich military history.

Crew Expertise: Relax in the capable hands of our experienced crew, who will navigate you through the skies with precision and professionalism. Feel free to engage with them, ask questions, and gain insights into the art of flying.


Capacity: Limited availability for six passengers per flight.

Date and Location: Flexible scheduling to accommodate your preferences, subject to aircraft availability and weather conditions.

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the thrill of flight from a truly unique perspective. Secure your seat aboard our exclusive C-130 scenic flight adventure!

Note: All Participants must adhere to safety protocols & regulations established by aviation authorities.

Te Arai Links Golf Club Package for Three

Graeme and Helen of Murphy Properties Development Limited have generously donated an unforgettable experience: a round of golf, lunch, and drinks at the stunning Te Arai Links for three people, with helicopter transport included!

Te Arai Links, a world-class golf course that opened in 2022, offers spectacular coastal views and debuted at #85 in Golf Magazine's 'Top Golf Courses in the World' list—a truly deserving accolade.

This auction item includes:

- An 18-hole round of golf at Te Arai Links, Mangawhai

- Lunch and drinks at the course

- Helicopter transport to and from Te Arai Links from Albany, Auckland

Terms and Conditions

- Offer must be redeemed within 12 months.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to enjoy a luxurious day of golf, fine dining, and breathtaking views, all topped off with an exhilarating helicopter ride! Place your bids now for a chance to experience the best Te Arai Links has to offer.

The Art of Strategy 

Exclusive Tennis Lesson with Marina Erakovic

Here's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to sharpen your tennis skills with Marina Erakovic, New Zealand's tennis legend. This unique auction item offers an hour-long, one-on-one tennis lesson with Marina, who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 39 and has left an indelible mark on the WTA tour.

Whether you're a budding tennis enthusiast or an experienced player looking to elevate your game, or know someone who would love an opportunity to learn from one of NZ best, Marina's insight and expertise will be invaluable. The lesson will be tailored to your individual skill level and goals, focusing on aspects such as technique, strategy, and mental toughness. This is a rare opportunity to learn from a professional athlete who has competed at the highest levels of the sport, including the Grand Slam tournaments and the Olympics.

Your session with Marina will take place at a convenient location and time to be mutually agreed upon. This is not just a lesson; it's an experience that will inspire and motivate you, providing memories that last a lifetime.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to hit the courts with one of New Zealand's finest tennis talents. Your bid not only gives you a chance to improve your tennis game but also supports a great cause, contributing to the success of our charity auction. Get ready to step up your game and make a difference!


Marina Erakovic is a retired professional tennis player from New Zealand, known for her accomplishments on the WTA. Marina turned professional in 2006 and achieved her highest singles ranking of No. 39 in May 2012. Throughout her career, Erakovic was recognized for her powerful serve and solid groundstrokes.

Erakovic enjoyed success in both singles and doubles competitions. In singles, she won one WTA title and reached the finals of several other tournaments. Her most significant singles title came at the Memphis International in 2013, where she won the championship without dropping a set. In doubles, Marina found considerable success, winning several titles, including the WTA title at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford with partner Cara Black.

Erakovic was a top 100 player for nearly a decade competing across 30+ Grand Slam tournaments, with notable performances including reaching the third round on several occasions. Her game was well-suited to grass and hard courts, where she often delivered her best performances.

Sir Buck’s Jersey‘The Knights’

An All Blacks jersey signed by some of the world’s greatest players and coaches, gifted by THE greatest and most successful international men’s rugby team of all time (no bias here!). This jersey has been gifted by Sir Wayne Thomas “Buck” Shelford KNZM MBE, especially for the auction tonight after having his fellow Knights sign it. Five signatures are permanently etched onto the jersey, with two more to come post-auction. 

Legends whose penmanship permanently grace this shirt include: Sir Buck, Sir Michael Jones, Sir John Kerwan, Sir Bryan Williams and Sir Gordon Tietjens.

Two additional signatures from legendary coaches Sir Wayne Smith and Sir Graham Henry will be added post-auction.

While permanent marker has been used, we recommend staying away from Napisan soaks, so we suggest a change of attire when you’re enjoying the red wines! Luckily for you, this shirt will be framed before being handed over to eliminate this problem.

Groundie for a day with the one and only KJ at FMG Stadium Waikato or Seddon Park

This is your chance for a behind the scenes view of what it's like to prepare an international cricket or rugby venue for a day.

Working in the Turf Team at either FMG Stadium Waikato or Seddon Park, your choice of venue and event! Plus, you will get to be out on the turf during the event, so it’s closer to the action than sitting in the best seat in the house!

A perfect gift for the cricket or rugby mad person in your life, or just for yourself, to see what goes on behind the scenes of preparing an international sporting venue.

What does this day include:

- Access into either FMG Stadium Waikato or Seddon Park

- Access to a Captains Run or a Training the day before.

- Watch the game from the Groundsman staff area.

- Behind the scenes tour of the venue

- Help with the preparation of the ground / pitch (no special skills required)

- Dinner with the groundies team

- Some great photo opportunities throughout the day

- A memory you will have for ever.

- The opportunity to tell your mates you prepared the ground for this event!

- A chance to meet your sporting hero!

- Know your making a difference with supporting Te Kiwi Maia

- All PPE will be supplied for this day.

Signed 2024 NZ Olympics team shirt

Get ready to own a piece of Olympic history! The 2024 Summer Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11 in the stunning city of Paris, hosting 10,500 athletes from around the world.

New Zealand is proudly sending 178 athletes to these games—80 women and 98 men—competing in an array of sports including archery, swimming, cycling, equestrian, rowing, rugby, table tennis, triathlon, surfing, weightlifting, and wrestling, to name a few.

The shirt available for the auction will travel with the New Zealand team to the northern hemisphere, residing in the Olympic Village to be signed by the entire team. This unique item will return to you well-traveled and bearing the signatures of all the athletes, a testament to their dedication and spirit.

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a T-shirt signed by the entire New Zealand Olympic team. Place your bids now and support our athletes on their journey to Olympic glory!


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One years subscription of our Vessel Management service 

One year of the BoatSmart HQ vessel management service including App access, a dedicated First Mate, monthly Vessel Inspection Reports (VIRs) and management of all annual servicing/upgrades and maintenance.

T&C’s – The vessel must be based in an Auckland or Whangarei Marina (including Tutukaka).

About - BoatSmart HQ is Australasia’s leading provider of advanced vessel management services. We provide monthly vessel inspections and vessel maintenance plans scaled for recreational boat owners to ensure their vessel is turn key and well maintained.

We bring together world-class talent and market-leading technology to deliver a seamless vessel management support programme, allowing owners to simply focus on enjoying their boat. While their not out on the water, we take care of all of the other detail, to ensure their boat remains at its very best and ready for their next outing.


Take the Leap of a lifetime with a Tandem Parachute Jump!

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush with our exclusive auction offering: a tandem parachute jump with our Parachute Tandem Jump Instructors. Prepare to experience gravity from a whole new level, as you leap from the aircraft, securely harnessed to a seasoned experienced Military Instructor, and freefall through the skies with breath taking views unfolding below.


Spectacular Aerial Views: Soar to dizzying heights aboard our Parachuting Support Aircraft, enjoying panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape as you ascend to the perfect jumping altitude.

Tandem Skydiving: Experience the thrill of a lifetime as you and your experienced tandem instructor exit the aircraft together, plunging into the exhilarating rush of freefall. Feel the wind rush past you as you accelerate towards the earth, with your instructor guiding you every step of the way.

Adrenaline-Pumping Freefall: Experience the heart-pounding excitement of freefalling through the skies at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, feeling the rush of adrenaline as you descend towards the earth below. It's an experience like no other, guaranteed to leave you breathless with exhilaration.

Capacity: Limited availability for 2 Participants

Note: Participants must meet all safety requirements and undergo a brief training session before participating in the tandem parachute jump.


Witness the overwhelming power of the New Zealand Light Armoured Vehicle (NZLAV), the Defence Force’s primary combat vehicle, in a live firing activity. Gain privileged access to the heart of the New Zealand Army training area, where you will watch NZLAV and infantry execute an attack on an (Mock) enemy position. 

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS Spectacular Firepower: Witness, first-hand, the undeniable firepower of the NZLAV, unleashing its arsenal in a live fire demonstration. See the coordinated efforts of NZLAV and infantry, as they seek out, close with and destroy the enemy position. 

Front Row Seats: Feel the off-road capability, riding shotgun under the stunning backdrop of Mount Ruapehu. Then experiencing the pure thrill of being inside the vehicle as it locates and engages targets. 

Witness Tactical Precision: Occupy an exclusive viewing position, allowing you to watch the battle unfold under the narration of a highly experienced combat expert.  

AUCTION DETAILS Capacity: Limited to up to eight people. 

Date and Location: 

04 – 08 November in Waiouru Military Training Area. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, offering a rare glimpse into the capabilities and firepower of New Zealand’s combat force.   

NB: Participants will be informed of specific safety requirements prior to the activity.

“Money can’t buy, Royal New Zealand Navy Experience”

The team from the RNZN will bring together a bespoke evening at the naval base for 4-8 guests.

Treat your work crew or an outing for you and a group of friends with a unique team building exercise.

Hosted sailing in the Bridge Sim and a meal in the Leander lounge.

The Royal New Zealand Navy Bridge Simulator is a purpose-built facility to train officers and ratings in navigation, ship handling, communication and bridge management. The facility includes an exact replica of a frigate’s full mission bridge, based on the design of the ANZAC class frigate, and two-part mission bridges. Each bridge is capable of operating in an independent exercise or as part of a combined exercise.

NB: This prize must be redeemed by 31 October 2024; Induvial activities may be subject to availability due to operational requirements and some activities will require indemnity forms.  

An opportunity to see our urban search and rescue team in action 

Our USAR team (NZL-01) will hold its international reclassification exercise during the week 26 to 31 May in Auckland from the Northern USAR base. The 36-hour exercise component will be carried out at the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) Ardmore military training area in Papakura, Auckland.  

We have a voucher for two people to join a small group of VIPs at Ardmore on Wednesday 29 May 2024. (noting a NZDF clearance will be required)

*Induvial activities may be subject to availability due to operational requirements and some activities will require indemnity forms.

The event site is being built at present in preparation for the 71 personnel in this team which is made up of Fire and Emergency career staff, four volunteer search dog teams, 32 rescue technicians, four paramedics and two doctors to be put through their paces with mentors and specialist classifiers watching on.  


Fire and Emergency’s Urban Search and Rescue team has ‘heavy’ team status which it achieved in 2015 from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG) through its external classification system. INSARAG is a global network of more than 90 countries, committed to developing minimum international standards for USAR teams to ensure effective and coordinated USAR response. INSARAG is a branch of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).  

To achieve an INSARAG heavy team USAR classification, a full capability audit is undertaken by a group of international experts where many capabilities must be demonstrated. Teams are required to undergo an INSARAG External Reclassification (IER) every five years to maintain this classification.  

You and three friends could experience the adrenalin fuelled day of a firefighter!

Join your trainers at Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s National Training Center in Rotorua for a rare insight into the best job in the world.

You will start with the basics learning how to use equipment like Breathing apparatus, fire hoses and even the “Jaws of life”. You will be provided and fitted out with the same safety equipment and protective clothing as real firefighters as well as learn how to keep yourself and your fellow crew mate safe in the extreme environments encountered in the job.

After a busy morning that can be tailored to your fitness level you will be provided lunch which, as per life on station will inevitably be interrupted, as you are called to action.

Your skills are required in a fire truck as part of a crew with your experienced trainers to respond to incidents around the realistic training streetscape complete with burning petrol stations and four story hotels.

Will you rescue the patient from the fish and chip shop fire? 

Does the occupant of the car need you to free them from their crumpled vehicle? 

Can you battle the flames of the kitchen fire to save the house?

Will the cat be forever stranded atop its leafy lookout?

Don’t pass up this once in a lifetime opportunity for you and a mate to find out.

1 nights’ accommodation for 2 Adults x 2 vouchers thanks to Novotel Rotorua Lakeside & Ibis Rotorua Lakeside for their sponsorship. 

 *Induvial activities may be subject to availability due to operational requirements and some activities will require indemnity forms

Dive into the Thrilling World of Aviation with our Seasprite Helicopter Simulator Experience!

Take your fascination with aviation to new heights with our exclusive auction offering: an exhilarating session in our state-of-the-art Seasprite Helicopter Simulator! Whether you're a seasoned aviation enthusiast or an aspiring pilot, this immersive experience promises unparalleled excitement and adrenaline.


Immersive Simulation: Step into the cockpit of our advanced Seasprite Helicopter Simulator, where cutting-edge technology and realistic graphics combine to create a truly immersive flying experience. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you take control of this agile and powerful aircraft.

Flight Training: Receive expert guidance from our certified flight instructors, who will introduce you to the fundamentals of helicopter flight and guide you through a series of thrilling manoeuvres. From hovering to precision landings, you'll learn the skills needed to master the art of rotary-wing aviation.

Realistic Controls: Experience the thrill of piloting a Seasprite helicopter with our true-to-life flight controls and instrumentation. Every switch, lever, and dial is faithfully replicated, providing an authentic and immersive flying experience.


Capacity: Limited availability for 2 Participants

Date and Location: Flexible scheduling to accommodate your preferences, subject to simulator availability and scheduling constraints.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the thrill of helicopter flight in our cutting-edge Seasprite Helicopter Simulator. Bid now and embark on an unforgettable aviation adventure!

Note: All Participants must adhere to safety protocols & instructions provided by our flight instructors.


Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga's Gift Package

includes: Free passes to our historic properties and a unique Blunt Umbrella and Keep-Cup with a unique design inspired by NZ's Wallpaper Archive

A fabulous evening at Caluzzi Cabaret for two

Legendary Caluzzi Cabaret is an unforgettable dining experience. Award winning Drag Queen waitress’ will have you laughing from the moment you step through the door and will provide you with excellent and personal service. With a delicious and carefully selected menu, fabulous shows, hilarious comedy and dazzling costumes (not to mention the impressive stilettos!), you can’t go past Caluzzi for Auckland’s ultimate dinner entertainment experience.

Artwork from Shannon Novak

Shannon Novak’s work aims to reduce anxiety, depression, and suicide rates for LGBTQI+ communities worldwide. He seeks to dismantle heteronormative structures and systems and build spaces that acknowledge, celebrate, and support diversity and inclusion in sexual orientation, romantic orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and sex characteristics (SROGIESC+). This manifests as socially engaged and collaborative painting, photography, installation, sculpture, and curatorial practice that may extend beyond traditional exhibition spaces. The work explores light and dark in the past, present, and future, but ultimately seeks to grow hope for a better world where LGBTQI+ communities can live without fear. Central to Novak's collaborative process is an attitude of respect and care. Key areas of focus in his work include LGBTQI+ activism, centering LGBTQI+ BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities, and illuminating, preserving, and sharing LGBTQI+ history.

Novak founded the Safe Space Alliance, a global LGBTQI+ led nonprofit organisation that aims to help people identify, navigate, and create safe spaces for LGBTQI+ communities. Museums and galleries have joined from around the world including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York City, New York, US), MCA Denver (Denver, Colorado, US), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Massachusetts, US), Remai Modern (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada), and Museum of London (London, UK). Novak also founded Velebit, a project that aims to grow safety in relationships between LGBTQI+ communities and emerging technologies.

Novak has developed work for national and international institutions, festivals, and public spaces, including the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki (Auckland, New Zealand), Dunedin Public Art Gallery (Dunedin, New Zealand), Ningbo Museum of Art (Ningbo, China), McKinney Avenue Contemporary (Dallas, Texas, US), and Georgia Museum of Art (Athens, Georgia, US).

Novak graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Applied Information Systems from the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, New Plymouth (New Zealand), and later gained a Master of Education (Hons) from Massey University, Palmerston North (New Zealand) in 2009. He then graduated with a Master of Fine Arts (Hons) from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2014. Novak has completed a number of artist residencies, was the inaugural recipient of the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa Artist Partnership (New Zealand) in 2022, and has been engaged in public commissions in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States of America.

Shannon Novak Website

The Patriots have kindly donated their adventure ride in a North American Harvard / Texan T6

Valid 6 months from 9-Mar-24

One of a kind necklace created by Velvet Flame Jewellery 

The necklace is hand crafted in sterling silver, encasing a hand-picked selection of gemstones including peridot and several variants of topaz. This piece is designed exclusively for Te Kiwi Māia, and is the only one of its kind. 

Claire is the artist behind Velvet Flame Jewellery, specialising in wearable pieces with organic elements, influenced by the flowing and natural textures seen in the world around us. Based out of her Eastbourne home studio, she handcrafts a range of designs, with a particular affinity for one of a kind and bespoke creations. 

"I am honoured to be able to donate this piece for auction to support Te Kiwi Māia in their work helping those who do so much for us all every day."

Velvet Flame Jewellery Website

Lunch at Vilagrads Winery for 10 people

Vilagrads have kindly donated a voucher for a delicious lunch for 10 people worth $650.00

Artwork from Jane Puckey "Arising At Mahurangi" a limited edition giclee. 

Image size: 650mm x 650mm Framed in white mat board surround: 900mm x 910mm

We have had an incredible donation from the talented Jane Puckey. 

Feel the Beauty and Presence of New Zealand

"When I paint, the more I can remember what it was like to be in the present moment amidst the land I am painting, the more such aliveness comes through onto the canvas. This practice has actively evolved my work, allowing abstraction to freely arise within structure, creating enjoyable and unexpected forms to appear within my recent paintings.

I was selected as one of New Zealand’s favourite artists, in particular for my paintings of Northland. This land of exceptional natural beauty is significant and meaningful for me, as my family has lived in the Bay Of Islands for generations - settling in the area in the early 1800s. My inspiration to paint arises from the clear blue skies, ever changing hues of the sea and the deep colours lying within the forms of the land – all of which provide a play of contrast in New Zealand’s brilliant light."

Jane Puckey Website

Brewery & Distillery tour for up to 10 people value is $350

T&C’s all attendees must be 18+ and Bookings are essential.


Copper artwork by Keith Rodgers

Large copper artwork 900 x 650 by Keith Rodgers.

This large copper artwork by Keith Rodgers is made using natural acids and is heated in a furnace until it's just about to melt. The pink hues you can see are caused by the highest temperature.

Keith is an ex-British Army soldier and suffered from PTSD after the Gulf War after some very close calls. Luckily, he received excellent care in London and recovered.

Keith is honoured to donate this piece and help in some small way. And we are honoured to have his beautiful work to share with you all.

Reading and Reiki session with Tarot with Thelma

This Reading and Reiki session will provide healing for your mind body and soul. The first hour will involve a Psychic Mediumship reading where I tune into your current energy and discuss what's coming up for you, connect you to your loved ones and leave you feeling reconnected to their love and easily able to spot their signs around you! The remaining hour you will receive a Reiki healing, this is beautiful energy sent throughout your body to promote positivity and relaxation. This session is absolute bliss and will leave you feeling refreshed and reconnected to yourself and your loved ones in spirit.

A Hato Hone St John PowerBeat Defibrillator!

A Hato Hone St John PowerBeat Defibrillator!

A Defibrillator or Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a lifesaving device that can help save the life of someone experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

St John defibrillators are designed for the ordinary person with little or no training to to treat the most common cause of suspected sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) by delivering a shock quickly and effectively. When every minute counts. 

This defibrillator retails at over $3300!

 “We are honoured to be able to donate a lifesaving piece of equipment for auction to support Te Kiwi Māia in their work helping those who do so much for us all every day.”

Artwork from Nick Lowry 

A versatile creative force, Nick Lowry is an Ōtautahi artist and designer. Lowry’s creative practice extends from graffiti and muralism to abstraction, collage, set design and art production. He has worked on numerous award-winning productions, including feature-length films, music videos and stage plays. His work constantly evolves, referencing and exploring the context of its creation, a result of the artist’s insatiable curiosity and exploratory drive. Maintaining a range of outlets, from public space to the studio, ensures Lowry’s work is never static, the various threads feeding into each other while also diverging into fresh paths. His mural works can be found in Ōtautahi, across Aotearoa and overseas, while his film work extends to wide audiences.

Artwork from Nick Lowry 

A versatile creative force, Nick Lowry is an Ōtautahi artist and designer. Lowry’s creative practice extends from graffiti and muralism to abstraction, collage, set design and art production. He has worked on numerous award-winning productions, including feature-length films, music videos and stage plays. His work constantly evolves, referencing and exploring the context of its creation, a result of the artist’s insatiable curiosity and exploratory drive. Maintaining a range of outlets, from public space to the studio, ensures Lowry’s work is never static, the various threads feeding into each other while also diverging into fresh paths. His mural works can be found in Ōtautahi, across Aotearoa and overseas, while his film work extends to wide audiences.

Hayden Wilde has donated his tri-suit!!!! 

The Super League Triathlon Series (SLT series) was founded in 2017. It involves a league of non-standard triathlon-based races held in the traditional off-season of the sport. Every race involves a swim, bike and run element but includes additional rules aimed at testing athletic ability, increasing viewer excitement, and boosting the popularity of triathlon globally. 

Hayden Wilde has donated his tri-suit from the SLT series, to Te Kiwi Māia’s auction. Hayden is a 26 year-old New Zealand professional triathlete hailing from Whakatāne. His nickname in the triathlon world is “Maltese Falcon” due to his ability to attack from behind and rise under the radar. He self-proclaims that the swim is not his strongest discipline but enjoys the bike and run.

Hayden won the 2021 XTERRA World Championship, was a bronze medallist at the Tokyo Summer Olympics, and silver medallist at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. He is currently ranked world number 2, with 65 starts, 23 podium finishes, and 10 wins. 

He hails from a mountain biking background, having won 2 XTERRA U19 titles and World Triathlon U23 Cross Tri World Championship before transitioning to full triathlon to chase his Olympic dream. Paris is next on his list; go well, Hayden, and crush it!

Whether this tri-suit is in your size or not, it has been worn by an epic human and international athlete. Display it in a place of pride in your residence or fulfil your lifelong MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra) goal! It has been cleaned!


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Artwork from Lydia Preze



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