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Dust off your suit, pull out your fancy shoes, and get yourself all dolled up for a fantastic night out.

The Tauranga Gala Dinner is coming to ASB Baypark Arena on September 29 at 7pm, and aside from delivering a night to remember, the event will also help sponsor a worthy cause.

Youth support coordinator for CanTeen Tauranga Charlie Whitely says proceeds from the auction at the Tauranga Gala Dinner will support CanTeen.

“We’ve got some fantastic auction items for the event. Finding some high quality items was key and we’ve had some great support.

“We’ve got a signed Colin Meads shirt, and that’s a bit crazy with what’s happened now,” says Charlie.

“We’ve also got a holiday package in Whitianga with a kayak tour around Cathedral Cove, so there’s some really awesome auction items that people from the community have helped us pull together which is great.”

And as an extra way to support, Charlie says there will be vases on the tables for people to pledge money to the youth cancer support charity.

“The money we raise will stay local – it’s staying in the Tauranga branch, and we support Tauranga and the Coromandel region,” says Charlie.

“We do all sorts with the funds, but the main thing is that we’re supporting young people that are going through cancer.

“The main thing about CanTeen is that we are a peer support network, connecting young people with young people so that no young person feels alone in their cancer journey.”

So make sure you purchase your ticket to the Tauranga Gala Dinner. For more information visit


The Weekend Sun has two double passes to The Tauranga Gala Dinner for two lucky readers.

Competition Results

Congratulations to Corrine Griffin and Janet Smith who have both won double passes to the Gala Dinner.