CRU set sail with painting donation…

The Shona Moller Gallery at Paraparaumu Beach was packed on Friday night as guests came to bid and enjoy the auction of a superb original piece by internationally renowned artist Shona Moller.

The studio quickly filled with guests surrounded by brilliant art in an energy filled atmosphere.

Ms Moller had donated the piece for auction with all proceeds going to the Coastal Ratepayers United group in their ongoing battle with the Kāpiti Council.

Auctioneer Stuart Whyte of Harveys got things under way with an opening bid of $3000. There was considerable interest as the bidding quickly reached $5000 then $6000. At that stage it become a duel with the final winning bid of $7000 being made by Sonya and Peter Jackson.

Christopher Ruthe, on behalf of CRU, said how grateful CRU are to the bidders and particularly to Shona Moller who produced this magnificent work of art. Mr Ruthe said the proceeds would be used to continue the fight against KCDC’s imposition of coastal hazard lines without supporting evidence. CRU is very well organised and has over 700 members.