The 24th Annual CMRF Wine and Art Auction

The Annual CMRF Wine and Art auction attracts art and collectable wine buyers from all over Canterbury, to bid for (and hopefully acquire!) art works from some of New Zealand's most well known artisits and to add to their cellars from the best vintages and collectable wines from around New Zealand and the world.

This year, the auction will benefit the research of Professor Stephen Chambers, who is studying the high prevalence of Legionella disease here in Canterbury.  "Legionella Longbeachae" lives in soil and compost and appears in Canterbury in far higher quantity than anywhere else in NZ.  As a result the dangers to gardeners across the region, of contracting the bug and then developing Pneumonia from it, are very real. The result of this reasearch may well be an awareness campaign that partners fertiliser and compost manufacturers and others across the region.

If you would like to attend this event, you can contact our Fundraising and Events Manager, Caroline on or call 03 3531 245 and we will send you out a ticket order form.

If you are an artist who would like to donate a work for sale or a wine maker wishing to contribute, we want to hear from you!  Contact Caroline on the email address above.

Details of the 2017 Event

Saturday October 28th, 6.30pm, Rydges Latimer Christchurch - browse the catalogue here


In 2016 we supported the work of Dr Julia Rucklidge who works in the area of micronutrient research. We raised a new record amount for the night.


In 2015, we supported the bowel cancer research of Professor Frank Frizelle and his team at the University of Otago $100,000 was raised on the night


In 2014, we supported the Rose Centre for Stroke Research and Recovery - a University of Canterbury project. Dr Maggie Lee Huckabee and her team received $100,000 on the night