The Tauranga Gala Dinner 2016

A star-studded evening awaits!

Join us for this stunning gala dinner as we come together for an evening of top-class entertainment. Celebrate four iconic and revered Kiwi sporting greats in this glittering and insightful look into sport, business, success, failure and everything else in between.

This is a rare chance to witness champions Josh Kronfeld, Jeff Wilson, Ian Jones and Eric Rush giving an exclusive and indepth take on their lives and careers. Wow your staff and clients with this exquisite event that will provide a hugely memorable and captivating night that you can't afford to miss.

This will be the corporate entertainment event of the year!

Thank you to all of our guests who came along on Thursday night. We hope you enjoyed the evening. Photos from the event will be posted on our website next week. Invoices to auction winners will be made on Monday 26th September, while credit card pledges have already started to be processed. We welcome any feedback from guests, and you can email us here with your thoughts.





  • Indepth discussion with Josh Kronfeld, Jeff Wilson, Ian Jones and Eric Rush
  • Audience Q&A with our panel
  • Sumptuous 3 course meal
  • Fine wines and beverages
  • A full evening of top-class entertainment
  • And much more!



Sales are now closed.
VIP Tables are now
Premium Tables are now SOLD OUT!



  • 6.00pm   VIP Pre-Reception
  • 6.15pm   Doors for Premium and Event ticket holders
  • 7.00pm   Guests seated by now
                  Dicussion with our guest speakers
                  Main Course
                  Insights with our guest speakers
                  Charity Pledge and Auction
                  Audience Q&A with our guest speakers
  • 11.00pm Entertainment continues till 11pm


Charity Component:

The will be a separate fundraiser running as part of the evening. Both the Graeme Dingle Foundation and, just announced, the NZ Rugby Foundation, will be recipients of a Charity Pledge and exclusive Live Auction.

Formerly known as the Foundation for Youth Development, the Graeme Dingle Foundation work with local children and youth in a variety of ways to promote positive growth and development in our young people. Some of their programs include Kiwi Can and Project K, and have benefited the lives of many of our younger generations. They do an incredible job and it's great to have them as part of the evening.

The NZ Rugby Foundation work with players who have been catastrophically injured through the game of rugby. They offer amazing support, care and financial assistance to those who have suffered severe injuries from unfortunate playing accidents. Their patron, Sir Colin Meads, was last year involved in the special tribute gala dinner put on for him here, so it is very meaningful to be able to continue our association with the NZ Rugby Foundation. 

Any charitable component of our events run as a separate part of it, separate from the commercial side of the event. Events Innovated Ltd offers the chance for local organisations to utilise live events to fundraise for their cause, completely risk free. 100% of the charitable proceeds go to the charity. Events Innovated underwrites the commercial aspect of the event.

Venue:ASB Baypark Arena