/ 9 January 2010
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
AN UPDATE ON THE GREAT DAY OUT AT THE FARM FUNDRAISER
Now that Christmas is over, available spaces for the NZCPR fundraiser
at Alan Gibbs world famous sculpture park are fast filling up with
people coming from as far afield as Australia, Canada, and the US.
Several of you have asked if we can provide you with a short, snappy
invitation suitable for passing on to friends and colleagues. You can
find our suggested invitation below. We recommend you write an
introductory sentence in a new email message then copy the invitation
below, paste it into your email, and send it on to people on your
mailing list that you think would be interested in coming along.
We have been thrilled with the response that we are receiving to our
requests for sponsorship – Lanvin Champagne, Dick Frizzell wine,
Hallertau Brewery boutique beer, Leighton Smith Clevedon Hills Wine,
Paul Holmes Olive Oil… to name but a few! It is shaping up to be a
wonderful day so if you intend coming along but haven’t yet
registered, I would advise you to do so as soon as you can.
We are also very grateful to those of you who are organising groups to
come along and would like to let you know that in recognition of our
appreciation for your efforts, we will provide the organiser for every
group of 10 a complimentary “ride” – that is a ride in Alan Gibbs
Aquada car on the lake, a guided tour of the art works by 4WD jeep, or
a helicopter flight over the art and the park - which they can use
themselves or pass on to someone else. As you know, this event is a
fundraiser so your assistance in helping to make this a success is
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me by return or
phone on 09 434 3836 or 021 800 111.
Dr Muriel Newman
New Zealand Centre for Political Research
Here is the invitation:
I would like to invite you to an exclusive fundraising event featuring
a world class attraction: THE
GREAT DAY OUT at Alan Gibbs Farm.
Muriel Newman’s New Zealand Centre for Political Research, in
conjunction with Owen McShane’s Centre for Resource Management
Studies, is holding this special fundraiser at Alan’s renowned
sculpture park on the Kaipara Harbour, on Sunday 28th February,
2010. The Farm features majestic art works from internationally
acclaimed artists as well as an eclectic range of exotic animals.
Because the park is rarely open to the public we are inviting everyone
interested in visiting the park to join us at the Great Day Out.
The gates to the park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests
will enjoy free access to the sculpture and the animals, a Lanvin Champagne
picnic-style lunch, along with the chance to meet interesting people,
share ideas, and hear Don Brash, Sir Roger Douglas, and Alan Gibbs
explaining what they would do if they were dictator for a year! Paul
Holmes will MC this entertaining session.
In addition, guided tours of the art by jeep, rides in Alan Gibbs’
Aquada car on the lake, and helicopter flights over the farm and
surrounds, are also available.
For comprehensive details about the farm, the artworks, the animals,
and our generous sponsors, go to:
This site will also take you through the Registration process.
We hope you will be able to join us for a wonderful day!