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Life Flight Gala Dinner - presented by Hiremaster

Help save lives with a night to remember. 

You can help save local lives by attending the 2nd annual Life Flight Gala Dinner, presented by Hiremaster Wellington, on Thursday 20 September 2018. 

All online tickets have been sold, but we would still love to hear from you. To inquire about attending, please contact Sherry Herrick on 021 216 9972 or

Join us for this exciting event with MC Mark Sainsbury. All proceeds from the event go to support Life Flight’s life-saving work.

Held in the unique venue of a hangar at our Air Rescue Centre, it’s unlike any other event on the Wellington social calendar. 

The evening will be filled with fine food, fantastic entertainment and a chance to bid on a collection of exciting and exclusive auction items. All in the name of saving local lives. Space is limited. Don’t miss it!

Event details

When: Thursday 20 September 2018
6:30pm arrival; 10:30pm expected end time

Where: Life Flight Air Rescue Centre, 17 George Bolt St, Rongotai, Wellington

Dress code: Dress to impress, but don't stress!

Entertainment includes:
NZSO National Youth Orchestra, sponsored by Interislander
Royal New Zealand Air Force Jazz Quartet

You will have your chance to bid on  amazing and exclusive items in a live and silent auction and win  fantastic prizes with the Interislander Balloon Pop! Proceeds will help us continue flying and saving lives. 

More details below. 

Some of our good friends from Hiremaster. Photo: Fineline Photography

Our MC Mark Sainsbury discovering his Interislander balloon pop prize. Photo: Fineline Photography

Taiko Drummers entertaining attendees as they arrived. Photo: Fineline Photography

Beautiful table arrangements by Paula Bevege Events. Photo: Fineline Photography


Here is a sneak peek at some of the amazing and exclusive items on offer, more to be announced soon…

Live Auction:

  • Wharekauhau Luxury Getaway: The ultimate luxury getaway with Wharekauhau Country Estate. Enjoy an exclusive and indulgent experience in their secluded location nestled among the Wairarapa cliffs looking over Palliser Bay. A chance to experience true serenity.
  • Ata Rangi Wine Lovers Weekend: An exclusive experience for wine lovers, curtesy of Ata Rangi Vineyard and Winery. Relish a day in Martinborough, as you venture through a sensory experience that will entice your pallet.
  • Original Painting by Juliet Best: An original painting by Life Flight Artist Juliet Best. Juliet's paintings include strong horizon lines, highly textured landscapes and lots of gold-leaf. She celebrates the beauty and moods of New Zealand’s coastlines and landscapes. She is the co-owner of the Blackmore & Best Gallery in Shelly Bay - Wellington, and has recently completed two successful years as the resident guest artist with Air New Zealand in the Wellington Domestic and International Koru lounges.

Silent Auction:

  • Win the chance to become Wellington’s next top barista with an espresso lesson from Flight Coffee’s leading espresso artist, and a New Zealand Barista Championship finalist.
  • Experience a Phoenix A-League football match for you and 9 friends with exclusive Westpac Stadium memberships for you and your crew that will ensure you have the best game day experience.
  • A premium Weber BBQ & Stand to achieve that legendary flavour for the ultimate summer get together, donated by Fagan Motors.

Interislander Balloon Pop:
The exciting Interislander Luxury Balloon Pop will include a huge array of prizes including:

  • Wellington Stay-cation: a night’s stay including breakfast at Rydges Wellington
  • A night’s glamping for two at Kawakawa Station
  • Icebreaker products
  • Earth Sea Sky products
  • Habit Fitness memberships
  • A bluetooth speaker
  • Adventure waterproof camera


Thank you!

As with everything we do here at Life Flight, this evening is only made possible through a tremendous team effort from our wonderful supporters. We extend our deepest thanks to the following:

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 15 May 2018