Patrons

Hayley Westenra

New Zealand soprano Hayley Westenra became an international star, aged 16, when her album Pure was released. Pure became the fastest-selling international début classical album ever, and has sold more than two million copies worldwide. Hayley has received numerous awards for her contributions to music, both in New Zealand and elsewhere. In November 2008 she was named "classical performer of the year" at the Variety Club's annual awards in London. Hayley has performed for dignitaries around the world and is the youngest-ever Unicef Ambassador. As well as being Patron of the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, she contributes to charities all around the world.

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Boh Runga

Boh Runga is the lead singer and guitarist of iconic New Zealand rock band Stellar*. Stellar* was Sony Music's biggest selling kiwi band, and won eight Tui Awards for Mix and its 2001 follow up album Magic Line. Boh comes from a very musical family, with sisters Bic and Pearl both in the music industry. In 2008, Boh headed to Los Angeles to begin recording her first solo album, Beside You. The album was critically acclaimed in New Zealand, and Boh generously donated $1 from each album sale to the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre.

Boh also has her own jewellery line, in association with gold bullion company NZ Mint. Her first jewellery range, Birdland, was based on her love of New Zealand's native birds.

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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is a celebrity chef with a world-wide following. His restaurants include Auckland's The Sugar Club and Bellota, and in London the Providores and Tapa Room. He has been involved with many restaurants as an investor, consultant, and executive chef. Well known for using a wide range of ingredients in new and exciting ways, Peter has been credited as the "godfather" of fusion cuisine. As Peter says, "I love to cook creatively, and my excitement about new flavours and textures from all around the world defines that I create fusion cuisine."

Peter shares his generosity and passion not only for food, but with several charitable organisations including the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre, which was founded by his good friend and cousin Hinewehi Mohi. He was the mastermind behind two incredible fundraisers for the Centre, the gourmet hangi attended by more than 500 people at the Turangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia. Peter spiced up the traditional hangi fare with ingredients such as saffron, cumin, manuka honey, ginger, kawakawa, Thai red curry, smoked paprika and garlic, to name just a few of the ingredients he used in the gourmet feast.

Peter was born in Wanganui and has travelled widely. He is based in the UK and New Zealand.

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Dame Rosie Horton

Dame Rosie Horton is a dedicated philanthropist and experienced mentor for the charitable sector. She has made a passionate contribution to Auckland and New Zealand through her work with a wide range of organisations including the arts, the disabled, the environment, women and children's charities. Bringing a strong business focus to the fundraising sector, Rosie has been assisted in raising millions of dollars over the last 40 years.

Dame Rosie was born in Christchurch and has lived in Auckland for the past 50 years. Dame Rosie has one daughter and two living step children as well as five wonderful grandchildren. Dame Rosie's husband Michael has always been very supportive of her tireless work.

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Thank you to our pĪtau whakarei Kiingi Tuheitia.

Ambassadors

Jason Kerrison
Don McGlashan
Anika Moa
Te Awanui Reeder
Hollie Smith
Karl Steven
Barnaby Weir

Carly Binding
Shayne Carter
Tim Finn
Brooke Frawer
Dave Gibson
Nathan Haines

Supporters

Our very special thanks to the following Organisations and Trusts:

Thank you also to these generous supporters:

  •  North Shore Hospital Presbyterian Support

  • NZ Herald

  • NZ Global Women

  • Oceanbridge Shipping Ltd

  • Olivia Sodo

  • Pam Lucich

  • Pead PR

  • RCM Clothing

  • Relics Music

  • Robert Horton Memorial Trust

  • Rodney & Paulette Francis

  • Saint Kentigern Boy's School

  • Saint Kentigern College

  • Scott and Emma Dixon

  • Shaun Reilly

  • Spark

  • Spark Foundation

  • Stacey Morrison

  • The Back Office Company

  • The Floral Studio

  • Yamaha Australia

  • Yard Monkey

  • Anna Reilly

  • APRA

  • Auckland International College

  • Bayfield Primary School

  • Craig Smith

  • Drum Tech Services

  • Entertainment Accounting Services Ltd

  • Eric Johnston and Alison Buchanan

  • Gemma Gracewood

  • Greenstone Pictures

  • Hathaway Technical Services 

  • Jeff Brown

  • Jeremy Hantler

  • Jonas Anderson

  • Julie Herbert

  • Kay Hammond

  • Kings College

  • Kiri Nathan

  • Mariella Simongauz

  • Mohi Whānau

  • Music Therapy New Zealand

  • Nga Poupouare

  • Nightingale Associates Ltd

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