The New Zealand Brain Tumor Trust

2021 EVENTS

SILVER GALA Virtual CHeers

05 NOV 2021, 6-7pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us online to acknowledge the cancelled Silver Gala event. 

 

 

 

 

 

We missed Moses, and we missed all of you wonderful people who were going to join us on this fabulous evening! 

 

Supporters signed in from all over the world and some dressed up for the occasion and looked particularly fabulous (Lucy wow!). Looking forward to doing this in person once COVID has exhausted itself!

 

Sincere thanks to our sponsors who were so generously supporting the Gala dinner at Skyline Queenstown, even after we had to make the difficult decision to postpone and then cancel. Our sponsor page is currently being updated to reflect this wonderful support. Please support these sponsors as you can too. Moses MacKay has a new SoloMio album “Coming Home” available from Nov 12, so we will still enjoy his entertainment at Christmas. Amazingly, the online auction, run by Ronnie at Proctor Auctions, Dunedin, raised at least $16,000 and we are still counting.

 

We were delighted to award Dr Thomas Park our second Research Grant for his work on brain tumour cell migration (how wonderful would it be to turn that off in the brain!). We grateful for his succinct and understandable overview of his work. (Please see our research page for details). This was a moment to congratulate our Youth Group member Karen Suresh, and her supervisor Dr Tania Slatter (our first research grant awardee) for their success in gaining a 2022 University of Otago Dean’s Research Scholarship on brain tumours. New Zealand has talented people who are more than capable of leading the world in this research, if we can support them! The progress of well-funded research is amply illustrated by AIDS and COVID, and we are determined to make the same happen for brain tumours.

 

 

 

Anybody who is familiar with the Trust will know that we have just started. If you have any ideas or would like to contribute, please contact us! xx

 

silver gala with MM

QR code for Proctors Website live auction

SILVER GALA DINNER AUCTION
05 Nov 2021
(Dinner cancelled)

ONLINE AUCTION 05 NOVEMBER CONTINUES!!

Instead of an in-person event, please join us online at 6:30pm on 05 November for an online address and auction results

We hope you and your whānau are keeping safe and healthy. 

 

As you are aware, we postponed our Silver Gala in Queenstown from September to November, in the hope that the COVID-19 outbreak and risk to people had reduced to where we could host a wonderful event open to all our supporters. Under Alert Level 2 or higher, the Silver Gala would not be able to proceed in such a way that would enable our guests, donors and supporters, and entertainment to engage with the evening.

 

We have delayed making a final decision as long as possible, as everyone involved in the event was looking forward to it going ahead. 

 

Unfortunately, given the Alert Level in the South Island, and the hard borders in the North Island, we will not be going ahead with the Silver Gala in Queenstown on the 5th of November. We are incredibly disappointed, but have no choice given the current situation. We have carefully considered whether we could further postpone the event, but given the uncertainty of what the next six to twelve months will look like, have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Silver Gala.

 

Full refunds will be issued immediately. We thank you again for your generous support and continued engagement with the New Zealand Brain Tumour Trust. 

 

We stand by our commitment to recognising those living with brain tumours and their whānau, and supporting research around brain tumours. Therefore, while we cannot meet and celebrate in person, we will be going ahead with a virtual event from 6pm on November 5th. We will be recognising our supporters, and joining together to view the culmination of our ‘silent’ and ‘live’ auctions in our continued partnership with Proctor Auctions. Will we be able to recognise our generous donors and sponsors, and our supporters can continue to bid on the incredible items since the auction opened in September. 

 

Please register your interest via: or on the button below

https://forms.gle/VJ6M5h2yyzBeBjf86

  

We hope you and your whānau continue to keep healthy and happy, and we hope to come together in 2022.

Kia ora e hoa mā | Be well all!
Nāku noa, nā,
NZBTT Trustees

 

With regret, COVID CANCELLED-

Trunk Show & Talk

by Liz Mitchell

 

Trunk Show 3-5pm

Followed by a talk at 5pm on the latest innovations for wool in

couture & architecture

 

Please join us at one or both times!

 

Complimentary Welcome G&T from Cardrona or Sandymount Distilleries

With regret, cancelled

NZBTT RESEARCH BRUNCH
05 Nov 2021

(POSTPONED FROM 03 SEPT)

This morning we bring together NZ brain tumour Researchers and Clinicians to discuss brain tumour advances in a collaborative small group environment.  

The public are most welcome to attend and will enjoy our Speakers’ down to earth explanations of their latest work and discoveries.

A panel discussion will follow brunch including Clinicians at the forefront of brain tumour care and management.

Our Key Speakers are:

Dr Tania Slatter, University of Otago

Dr Thomas Park, University of Auckland

 

Dr Fouzia Ziad, Waikato Hospital

 

St Peter’s Hall, 2 Church St, Queenstown

Registration $20 to cover brunch

WITH REGRET, CANCELLED

DESiGNER Trunk Show

10am-3pm 06 November 2021
(postponed from 04 September)
St Peters Hall, 2 Church St, Queenstown
FREE Entry

 

LIZ MITCHELL — Bespoke NZ Designer

 

www.lizmitchell.co.nz

 

 

Zantedeschia ROBINI-  Jewellery Artisan
https://www.robini.co.nz/shop

  

WITH REGRET, CANCELLED


2021 Pukekohe Auckland
Sunday 21 Nov

Walk around the World for Brain Tumour Awareness

 

  • Frog & Lily Cafe  10am-12pm
  • Superhero dress (or has you prefer) to support local superheros battling brain tumours
  • Starting with an introduction to the Trust 
  • Wander together around the gardens
  • “Photograph of the Day” Competition
  • Devonshire Tea at the Cafe
  • Individual distances will be tallied around the world by the IBTA (www.theIBTA.org) 
  • Please Join Us!

 TICKETS: On the Day or Eventfinda.co.nz

Adults $25 (including $2 donation to Trust)
Children 12 years and under $15

WITH REGRET, CANCELLED

2021 DUNEDIN
Sunday 28 November

Walk around the World for Brain Tumour Awareness

 

  • Woodhaugh Gardens Dunedin 10am-12pm
  • Superhero dress (or has you prefer) to support local superheros battling brain tumours
  • Starting with an introduction to the Trust 
  • A guided tour by Joseph Altobelli, Zoology PhD Candidate University of Otago, discussing the flora and fauna at the Gardens
  • “Photograph of the Day” Competition
  • Picnic morning tea (BYO or coffee cart)
  • Individual distances will be tallied around the world by the IBTA (www.theIBTA.org) 
  • Please Join Us!

 TICKETS: On the Day or Eventfinda.co.nz

Adults: $20  Family: $30

 

2021 CHRISTCHURCH
Postponed to 2022

 

Walk around the World for Brain Tumour Awareness


  • Mona Vale Restaurant Fendalton 10am-12pm
  • Superhero dress (or has you prefer) to support local superheros battling brain tumours
  • Starting with an introduction to the Trust 
  • Wander together around the gardens
  • “Photograph of the Day” Competition
  • Brunch at the Cafe
  • Individual distances will be tallied around the world by the IBTA (www.theIBTA.org) 
  • Please Join Us!

 TICKETS: On the Day or Eventfinda.co.nz

Adults $25 (including $2 donation to Trust)
Children 12 years and under $15

WITH REGRET, CANCELLED
2021 Walk Around the World

Walk around the world for Brain Tumor Awareness

  • Dunedin – November 28, Woodhaugh Gardens, 10am
  • Auckland – November 21, Wrights Water Gardens, 10am
  • Christchurch – Postponed to August 20, 2022
  • Your City – Please help us to organise.
  • The distances travelled will be symbolically donated to the IBTA’s Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours.

Dr Yvonne (from Sanctuary Dental) and son Oliver 2019 Karioitahi Beach