30 Nov 2009

Halberg Trust says demand still strong for awards dinner

6:37 pm on 30 November 2009

The Halberg Trust says outstanding performances from New Zealand sportsmen and women and teams at home and abroad have fuelled strong demand for tickets to the annual Awards dinner in Auckland in February.

Trust Chief Executive Steve Hall says more than 650 of the 900 tickets have been sold already to the black tie dinner which, for the first time, will salute a 'decade champion' covering 2000-2009.

Hall attributes a recent rise in interest to the All Whites' qualifying for football's World Cup, the track cycling gold medals in Melbourne, and the All Blacks good run on their end-of-year tour.