Silent charity auction

Painting donated by Marcia Dale for the 2015 charity auction.

After the success of the charity auction held at the 2013 conference dinner, NZPCN will again run an auction to raise funds for the David Given Threatened Plant Research Scholarship and the NZPCN Threatened Plant Endowment Fund.

This year NZPCN will run a silent auction during the 2015 conference, with proceeds going toward the same funds as last time. The auction will open when the conference begins on Wednesday 28th and close at the conference dinner on Friday 30 October.

Below are some of the items which have been donated already:


Woodcut print by Cathy Jones

  • An oil painting of Dracophyllum menziesii by Dunedin artist and NZPCN member Marcia Dale. The painting is based on a photograph by Mike Thorsen. Reserve, $500
  • A limited edition framed print of “Waxeye on Pittosporum” Original painted, and donated by Rebecca Gilmore from Endemic Art Gallery in Roxburgh, Central Otago. RRP $350
  • Limited edition woodcut print “Pachystegia  4/7” created by Cathy Jones in 2014. 430x330mm Black wooden frame, black mount, and glass.  RRP $380.
  • Five prints featuring wildlife and landscapes by multi award-winning New Zealand Photographer Jason Hosking.
  • A 50x40cm photographic print by local photographer Danillo Hegg of Southern Alps Photography.
  • An original pen and ink drawing (90 x 180mm) by artist Liz Grant, whose work has graced the covers of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology for the last twenty years. Valued at $300.


  • Overnight accommodation, breakfast and a guided nature tour for two with Bushy Point Fernbirdseco-friendly bed and breakfast valued at $170. Your hosts Ian and Jenny are well-known local conservationists.
  • A Milford Wanderer Overnight Cruise package with Real Journeys for two adults, valued at $850. Unwind after the conference by taking in the beauty of Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park (please note this package includes coach transport from Te Anau to Milford Sound and back).
  • Overnight accommodation and breakfast for two with Folster Garden Bed & Breakfastvalued at $135. Your hosts Lynne and Trevor Huggins both work for the Department of Conservation and can recommend the best places around Invercargill to go botanising.



A signed copy of "Fieldguide to New Zealand's Epiphytes, Vines and Mistletoes" donated by Catherine Kirby

The Natural History of Canterbury, one of the books donated for the charity auction

This list will be updated as new items are donated.

This page last updated on 26 Oct 2015