Ladies Lunch for Raukatauri

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Join Stacey Morrison, Boh Runga and Tanya Carlson for a fun, festive and fashionable Ladies Lunch to support Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, New Zealand’s only music therapy centre.

This inaugural event is hosted by the award-winning Saan restaurant, featuring fresh, authentic Northern Thai food served in one of Ponsonby’s most vibrant settings.

Attendees will be treated to welcome bubbles, a multi-course lunch, entertainment from the iconic Boh Runga and a fashion show featuring the romantic designs of New Zealand label Carlson.

There will be opportunities to treat yourself or find a one of a kind Christmas gift through our silent auction and exclusive goodie bags, and MC Stacey Morrison will ensure a good time for all with her boundless energy and humour.


Can my dietary requirements be catered for?

The lunch will be served family style and the menu is both gluten and dairy free. If you are vegetarian, please indicate that when ordering your ticket and you will be catered for. If you have food allergies and are not sure that the menu will suit you, please contact Saan on 09 320 4237 or

What’s the best way to organise sitting with my friends?

The easiest way to organise your group of friends is to have one person book all of the tickets, but if you’d like to book separately there is a space on the ticket ordering form (via Eventbrite) where you can indicate the surname of your party’s organiser.

If you’d like to treat a large group of up to 18 friends or clients to a really memorable afternoon, the private VIP room can be booked exclusively for you on our ticket page. Our VIP room will provide you and your ladies with the opportunity to dine intimately with some of our celebrity guests plus plenty of extra goodies to enjoy and take home.

I can’t make this event. Are there any other ways to support the work of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre?

Raukatauri will be hosting an Open Day at Gibbs Farm on 21 November and we’d love to see you on the beautiful Kaipara Harbour. Tickets can be found here.

You can also make a donation to New Zealand’s only music therapy centre, here.

Any other questions?
Give Jen or Rachel a call at Raukatauri on 09 360 0889.

RMTC Gibbs Farm Open Day

21 November 2019


Set on the edge of the Kaipara Harbour, Gibbs Farm is home to an internationally renowned sculpture collection, many of which were site-specific commissions. They include works by Anish Kapoor, Andy Goldsworthy, Maya Lin and Richard Serra ... to name but a few! Alongside the sculptures there are animals including zebra, buffalo and giraffe making Gibbs Farm a fun and fabulous day out for all, young and old!

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust are thrilled to have been awarded 500 tickets for an open day at Gibbs Farm. We receive no direct Government funding and need to raise $804,000 this year to continue to offer our services to children and adults with special needs. By joining us for this wonderful day out you can Change Lives through Music!

The details of this wonderful day are as follows:

Date: 21st November 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Gibbs Farm, Barr Road, Off Kaipara Coast Highway, Makurau, Auckland

Tickets can be purchased through booking website Eventbrite, using the BOOK NOW button below. Prices are $85 plus booking fee and there are a limited number of $25 discounted tickets for Raukatauri client families. Please contact us at if you are the caregiver of one of our clients and would like the code to access these discounted tickets.

 To add to your experience when booking your ticket there is the option to purchase a packed lunch from Eat My Lunch who, for each lunch bought, will provide a second lunch to a Kiwi kid in need. Each lunch includes four items with a focus on delivering a delicious and nutritious lunch and the three options are:

 Classic Lunch: $12.95

Classic Vegetarian: $12.95

Classic Gluten Friendly: $15.95

Is the venue suitable for families?
It is a wonderful day out for all but please be mindful that there are there are large lakes and ponds that will require supervision with children as will various animals at several locations on the property.

Please note the allocation of free tickets for under 5s have sold out. They must have a ticket and therefore a full priced ticket must be purchased.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
For questions about transportation and access please read the .pdf document covering Terms of Access. Please note the Barrs Road entrance MUST be used for access.

Gibbs Farm is a private property open by appointment only on scheduled monthly visitor days as per website. There is no entry fee applicable when visiting Gibbs Farm.

What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds for this event, and tickets cannot be transferred to another date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you must bring your printed ticket or you will not be able to access Gibbs Farm.


Past events

Running for Raukatauri at Auckland Marathon

20 OCTOBER 2019

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Join in New Zealand’s biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration. This is what Auckland is about.

There are five race distances from a 2.2km Kids Run to a full Marathon, with no rules in how you run them - solo at pace, walking tall, team shuffle, or run as a Charity Hero. Welcome one, welcome all.

Anyone can run for a cause that is close to their hearts through the ASB Auckland Marathon and we want that cause to be the life-changing work of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre! Join our team – Running for Raukataurihere.

We've created this team because we want to raise money and make a difference for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre by participating in 2019 ASB Auckland Marathon. Raukatauri is the country's only music therapy centre and provides life-changing services for New Zealanders in need from Hawke’s Bay to the Far North.

The more people that know about 2019 ASB Auckland Marathon, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. If you’re not a runner or a walker and still want to help out, you can donate to our team through the ‘Give Now’ button. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Music in the Vineyard for Raukatauri

Join us in celebrating the 15th birthday of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, as well as the first anniversary of the opening of its Hawke's Bay Regional Centre.

This elegant evening will be held at the stunning Te Awa Winery on Friday 31 May.  Your ticket includes a complimentary welcome drink and shared dinner platters featuring Te Awa Restaurant's seasonal menu.  St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College, Tama Waipara, Oriana Kershaw and Campbell Burns will provide musical entertainment throughout the night.  Auction items include offerings from some of Hawke’s Bay’s best restaurants, wineries and boutique accommodations, such as Mister D’s, Black Barn and Te Awanga Cottages. 

Best of all, your ticket purchase supports the life-changing music therapy delivered by Raukatauri’s Hawke's Bay Regional Centre. Thank you for your support!

Date: Friday 31st May 2019

Times: From 6.00 - 10.00 PM

Further information is available by emailing

Host an event

Our primary aim here at the Centre is make music therapy available to all in need, and to that end we subsidise the cost of all our sessions. We receive no direct government funding and therefore need to raise $840,000 each year to continue to keep the Centre, and all of our outreach and satellite programmes, running. We actively seek gifts and donations and welcome any fundraising events run on our behalf - we are extremely grateful for all donations, large or small!

Gigs, art shows, raffles, garage sales, mufti days, cakestalls, sponsored runs, swims and bike rides ... these are all great ways to have some fun and raise funds to assist the work we do here at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. We have brochures, pull up banners, collection buckets and marketing materials we can provide for any event you would like to run and may also be able to provide an additional pair or two of hands to help.

So get your friends together, put your thinking caps on, and give Rachel or Jen a call on 09 360 0889 with any ideas you might have. It truly is appreciated!