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Harcourts Dancing for Hospice

• 15 weeks • 10 couples • 1 glamorous show •

Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event. Read the full press release here. The below information is for our 2019 event.


was raised in 2019 to help Rotorua Community Hospice care for 420 patients living with a life-limiting illness in the next year
He aha te mea nui o te ao – He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

This is a true community event – from our audience, to our wonderful group of sponsors who donate goods, time and services, to our committed volunteers and of course, our dancers. We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this night possible. The money raised will
go towards providing care and support to anyone with a life limiting illness in the Rotorua Community.

We pair twenty local identities together that have little or no dance experience. Following 15 weeks of professional training, we host a one-night-only show where the ten couples perform their choreographed dance routine. Four celebrity judges score each couple, deciding on two finalists and eventually, an overall winner. Throughout the evening, there is additional entertainment and a live and silent auction.

The overall goal is to raise vital funds to ensure Rotorua Community Hospice can provide free-of-charge care to anyone with a life-limiting illness.

Follow us on our Facebook page for all the updates!

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Saturday 10th August, 2019


From 5:15pm (depending on ticket type)


Rotorua Energy Events Centre


Tickets on sale on Monday June 17th at 9am. Table and terraced seating available via Ticketmaster online or in person at the Energy Events Centre, Rotorua. 

Fees Apply. Ticketmaster have kindly sponsored the event and reduced the fees significantly for Rotorua Hospice. If you wish to avoid paying credit cards fees, you can pay in person at the Events Centre via Eftpos.

Gold Table Tickets  

Table of ten, three course meal, limited beverages included and the best seats in the house for a one-night only show!

Dinner from 5:15pm

Table $1750

Silver Table Tickets 

Table of ten, three course meal, limited beverages included and the second best seats in the house for a one-night only show!

Dinner from 5:15pm

Table $1500 

Bronze Table Tickets 

Table of ten, three courses of canape platters to share, limited beverages included and a one-night only show!

Dinner from 5:15pm

Table $1150

Terraced seating 

Elevated views, full access to the kiosks in the foyer to purchase food and beverages and a one night only show! 

Doors open 7:00pm

Individual starting from $35


Put simply, our sponsors make this fundraising event possible. We extend our deepest gratitude to all our sponsors who make this event a reality, meaning we can provide free of charge support to anyone in the Rotorua Community with a life limiting illness.  

Principal Sponsor

Harcourts logo

Platinum Event Partners

Gold Event Partners

Official Supplier Sponsors


The event includes a live and silent auction in support of Rotorua Community Hospice and there is something for everyone! You can bid on our online silent auction even if you are not attending the event.

Silent Auction 

Our silent auction for 2019 is online now – follow the registration instructions below to start bidding. 

To register via TEXT 

  1. Text: hospice19 followed by your first and last name 
  2. To: 3840 
  3. Example: hospice19 John Smith 
  4. Follow the registration link you are sent by text from Galabid to login and place bids

Auction items can be paid for via credit card on Galabid or by mobile Eftpos machine on the night. 

Thank you to our generous community for donating amazing auction items to support Rotorua Hospice.  

Live Auction 

The live auction will be held during the show’s half time intermission. We’ll have auction spotters throughout the room so make sure you can see or be heard by one of them to bid.  

Full descriptions of each item are available on our silent auction software. Registering by following the instructions above. 

Harcourts Rotorua Sales Commission
House of Travel Adelaide Holiday Package
‘Diamond Dog’ painting from the Bushman’s Son
Signed & Framed Rolling Stones Guitar
Dick Frizzell ‘Our Time to Shine’
Sleepyhead & Smiths City Limited Edition Bed
Rotorua Ultimate Weekend
Signed Roger Federer Tennis Racket
Samoa Beachfront Villa 6 nights for 2 people
Australian Open Tennis Package



Zizi & Thomas

Caroline & Crispian

Pam & Heinz

Frances & Slade

Polly & Rawiri

Philly & Aaron

Cherie & Jeff

Lisa & Justin

Laura & Bryce

Kristina & Kereti

Dance Instructors

Elly-Ann Pritchard

Troy Smith


Turanga Merito

Kristie Williams

Colin Mathura-Jeffree

Michelle Langstone


Host: Paul Hickey

Co-host: Cian Elyse White

Singers: Kelly Makiha

Thank you for supporting Rotorua Community Hospice’s biggest fundraising event!

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