Chopper Appeal Month events around NZ

Ryan Boyd
Chopper Appeal Month events around NZ

May is Chopper Appeal Month, which means there's going to be lot of events going on around the country you can get involved in. Here's a list so you can find one near you.

And remember, funds raised in your region go towards your local Rescue Helicopter Trust.

 

Select your region:

  1. Nationwide
  2. Northland
  3. Auckland
  4. Waikato
  5. Bay of Plenty
  6. Gisborne/Hawke's Bay
  7. Taranaki/Manawatu
  8. Wellington
  9. Tasman/Nelson/Marlborough
  10. Canterbury
  11. West Coast
  12. Otago
  13. Southland

Nationwide

Nationwide Chopper Street Appeal Day

Time and date: Friday 6 May 2016

Keep an eye out for our bucket shakers and have that loose change handy for if you see them!

Contact: westpac_chopper_appeal@westpac.co.nz

 Entertainment book sales

The 2016/17 Entertainment Book has arrived!

Treat yourself to the finer things in life while helping to support Chopper Appeal.

Entertainment Books are local restaurant and activity guides which provide hundreds of exclusive 2-for-1 and up-to-50%-off offers for Auckland's finest cafes, restaurants, hotel accommodation and family attractions, for a whole year.

Plus, 20% of proceeds from every book or digital membership go towards supporting Chopper Appeal.

Costing just $65, you can choose to buy either the physical book or to download the Entertainment Book app to your smartphone or tablet. The app allows you to have access to all the great offers in the book at all times, so you won't get caught without your discount card or coupon.

Purchase a Digital Membership now 

Purchase an Entertainment Book now

Ohau Valley wine sales

Do you like to drink or gift beautiful award-winning wine that is reasonably priced?

Ohau Wines are generously supporting the Westpac Chopper Appeal by donating $10 for every 6 bottles sold to the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

 By purchasing your wine from Ohau Wines, using the code “CHOPPER”, you will:

-  Receive a discount on your order (even items already on promotion);

-  Get free NZ-wide delivery;

-  Enjoy beautiful, award-winning wine;

-  Gain $10 for the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Simply go to www.ohauwines.co.nz and make your order from the ‘Shop’ page.  At the checkout enter the promotional code word “CHOPPER” to secure your discount and the donation for the Chopper Appeal.

Open to all NZ.  

Free delivery NZ-wide.

RED Friday! Hobbiton Movie Set dinner and tour for 4 adults

Trademe Auction: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Dinner (4 Adults)

Auction finishes: Friday 13th May 8pm

We are renaming Black Friday, Red Friday this month in conjunction with our Westpac Appeal. The day will start with a special chopper breakfast open to the public, tickets are $25 which includes a $15 donation to the local Waikato Chopper. At the breakfast we will have a few prizes to auction off proudly donated by local businesses. We have a meat pack, passes to The Lost Spring, just to name a few and our big Hobbiton Movie Set dinner and tour for 4 adults which finishes at 8pm that night.


Contact: Ken Knight (07) 889-0651

Chopper 2016 Trademe Auction  

Where: Online
Time and date:  May 23-29

Here is your chance to get your hands on some of New Zealand’s hottest sporting memorabilia – All proceeds go directly to the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter


Contact: Brad McCarthy (04) 498-1621


Northland

No events listed yet. Check back soon.

 

Auckland

Quiz Night and Auction

Where: The Empire on 137 Victoria St West
Time and date: Thursday 5 May - doors open 6.00pm; Quiz starts 7.00pm
Tickets: $20pp

Drinks and food specials on the night

Contact: rachael_siew@westpac.co.nz

Whangaparoa "Bitchin' Bingo" quiz

Where: Silverdale Rugby Club, Hibiscus Coast Highway, Silverdale (just off the motorway, Silverdale exit)

Time and date: Thursday 5th May at 7.30 pm

Tickets: $25pp

Laugh along with Mistress Viv and her raunchy bingo show! Definitely no kids allowed! Snacks and bingo cards provided and some great prizes!

Contact: Melanie Nel - 09 424 6229 or melanie_nel@westpac.co.nz

Auckland Street Appeal Day – Britomart Sausage Sizzle

Where: Britomart, Auckland

Time and date: Friday 6 May 2016

If you have a moment over lunch time, pop down to the Brtiomart Square for a BBQ sausage and fresh juice. You can also try your hand at flying a helicopter simulator and enjoy the entertainment from our Break Dancing crew.

Contact: westpac_chopper_appeal@westpac.co.nz

Good Shepherd Sunday Food Market

Where: 27 Telford Ave, Balmoral, Auckland

Time and date: 12.30pm to 2.30 pm on Sundays (15th, 22nd and 29th of May 2016)

As part of Chopper Appeal month, there will be a stall set up to sell Helicopter Merchandise (please see attachment for the list of merchandise), where all proceeds will go towards keeping our Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter in the air and saving lives.

Contact: Trinni Maddison 021-1910-508

Ellice Road Pool & Darts

Where: Ellice Road, 57 Albert Street, Auckland
Time and date: Open business hours – check out the website www.elliceroad.nz.

Tickets valid until 31 May

Purchase a ticket for $10 and get one hour of pool and darts for up to four people. Ellice Road has a relaxed environment with 50's to 80's music, a sweet selection of craft beers and fun for the whole family.  

Contact: Jason Longo, 027-8392-707

 

Waikato

Westpac Chopper Appeal Bikes and Car Poker Run

Where: Tokoroa Club, Chambers Street, Tokoroa

Time and date: Saturday 25 June. Turn up to register - registrations start at 8.30am, Bikes and Cars to depart approx. 10am.

Cost: $10 per head.

If you’re unable to make the Poker Run, come down to the Tokoroa Club in the evening for lots of fun - there are loads of prizes to be won, donated from our local businesses. Plus we have our local band The Veils Duo to entertain us for the evening. We look forward to seeing you there!

Contact: Emma Jones on (07) 886-2508 for more information.

RED Friday! Hobbiton Movie Set dinner and tour for 4 adults

Trademe Auction: Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Dinner (4 Adults)

Auction finishes: Friday 13th May 8pm

We are renaming Black Friday, Red Friday this month in conjunction with our Westpac Appeal. The day will start with a special chopper breakfast open to the public, tickets are $25 which includes a $15 donation to the local Waikato Chopper. At the breakfast we will have a few prizes to auction off proudly donated by local businesses. We have a meat pack, passes to The Lost Spring, just to name a few and our big Hobbiton Movie Set dinner and tour for 4 adults which finishes at 8pm that night.


Contact: Ken Knight (07) 889-0651

 

Bay of Plenty

Bay Trust Rescue Helicopter Rubber Duck Race

Where: Hamurana Spring, Rotorua
Time and date: Saturday 28th May, sales start at 11 race at noon 

People can adopt a rubber duck 1 for $5, 5 for $20. There are prizes donated from local businesses and we will race the ducks down the river to win some prizes!

Contact: Laura Schuman 021-194-1990

 

Gisborne/Hawke's Bay

No events listed yet. Check back soon.

 

Taranaki/Manawatu

Palmerston North Quiz Night

Where: Manawatu Golf Club, Centennial Drive

Time and date: Thursday 26 May, 7.00pm, quiz starts 7.30pm

Cash bar and nibbles provided, all proceeds go to the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

Contact: Anna Irwin - anna_irwin@westpac.co.nz

 

Wellington

No events listed yet. Check back soon.

 

Tasman/Nelson/Marlborough

Westpac Great Taste Trail Chopper Bike Ride

Where:  Nelson - Kaiteriteri  Great Taste Trail - 77 km Bike Ride 
Time and date: Friday 27th May  - starting at 9am. 

A cycle ride from Nelson to Kaiteriteri (via Richmond and Motueka) along the great Taste Trail.   Fundraising goal will be + $3,000.
Those interested can contact Andrew Dravitzki on 027-447-2148.

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Quiz Night

When: May 17, 2016 @ 7.30pm
Where: Suburban Club Nelson

Fun Quiz night with Auctions & great spot prizes

Contact: Wendy on (03) 547-8506 or Murray 027-4930-696 for tickets

 

Canterbury

Airsoft

Where: Airsoft Canterbury Group, 504 Buchannan's Road, Christchurch

Time and date: Saturday 14 May, 11am - 2.30pm

Airsoft is a military simulation sport where players participate in mock combat with authentic military-style weapons and tactics. Unlike paintball, airsoft uses 6mm round BBs made of hard plastic.

Cost: $35 per person - includes donation to Chopper

Contact: Paul Bonini - paul_bonini@westpac.co.nz

Hornby Art Auction

Where: Westpac, Hornby Branch
Time and date: 19th of May 2016, 6:00pm, auction will start at 6:30pm

We will be auctioning many different pieces of Art kindly donated by local artists, community members and staff. All proceeds will be donated directly to the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Light refreshments will be provided.

Cost: $5 per ticket

Contact: Holly Weild, (03) 349-1618 holly_weild@westpac.co.nz

Canterbury Ten Pin Challenge for Chopper

Where: Garden City Bowl, Iversen Terrace, Christchurch
Time and date: Sunday 22 May, 7pm - 9pm

Enter a team of 6 people to take part, spot prizes will be up for grabs.

Contact: Alister Scott, alister_scott@westpac.co.nz

Chopper Movie Night

Where: Hoyts Riccarton, Christchurch

Time and date: Wednesday 25 May, 6.30pm

Come and enjoy 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople', a hilarious new Kiwi movie.

Contact: Olivia Fuller, olivia_fuller@westpac.co.nz

West Coast

No events listed yet. Check back soon.

 

Otago

Queenstown Sausage Sizzle

Where: Earnslaw Park, Queenstown

Time and date: 4th May, 10am to 2pm

Westpac BBQ Trailer is going to be parked up on Earnslaw Park (downtown Queenstown)
$2 for a sizzling sausage and raising funds for our local rescue helicopter: Lakes District Rescue Helicopter.
Supplies for the BBQ have been donated by local businesses.

Contact: Sarah Russell, (03) 442-2510

Queenstown to Invercargill Bike for Chopper

Time and date: Friday 13 May

On Friday 13th May, 60 Southerners will cycle 236km from Queenstown to Invercargill via Gore to raise funds for our local Chopper trusts. Please support our riders by pledging or donating at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/qt2invbikeride.

Contact: Murray Heath, 027-2975-142

 

Southland

Southland 2016 Cycle Ride for Chopper

 Time and date: Friday 13 May

On Friday 13th May, 60 Southerners will cycle 236km from Queenstown to Invercargill via Gore to raise funds for our local Chopper trusts. Please support our riders by pledging or donating at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/qt2invbikeride.

Contact: Murray Heath, 027-2975-142

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