Our annual Dante Raffle is back! We may not be able to travel to Italy this year, but we have some amazing prizes for you, to make the most of the dolce vita here in New Zealand!

1st Prize

Win a long weekend for 6 at Bombardino Chalet in Ohakune, with welcoming Italian dinner!

Our first prize this year is an Italian style experience here in wonderful New Zealand! Bombardino Chalet is a modern holiday home in Ohakune, complete with Spa, mountain views, and located within walking distance from shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Prize pack includes two nights for 6 people and welcoming Italian dinner by hosts Simona and Massimo, to be enjoyed between November 2020 e March 2021 (date to be arranged with hosts, dependant on availability, public holidays excluded). Prize pack valued at approx. $1000 +


2nd Prize


Love Italian fashion? Win a $300 voucher from Edit. and be the most stylish man in town!
Edit. specialises in luxury international clothing and footwear brands for men with care about fabrication, fit and detail. Edit. has two stores in Auckland, in Vulcan Lane, CBD, and Teed St, Newmarket, and one store in Wellington, in Hunter St, CBD.

3rd Prize

Win a beautiful Italian scarf created by Touched by Fire, value $280
Touched by Fire is a small company based in Christchurch (New Zealand) with the aim to ignite a passion for exquisite forms, fabrics, textures and colours. The scarves are conceptualised and designed by Simon Ogden in New Zealand. Once the designs are ready, they are sent to Italy. In Lake Como natural fibres are blended and woven into fabrics that hang softly and best react to natural dyes, bringing the nuances of colour and the details of the design to life. At this point, the printed material travels to Bologna. In Bologna a team of committed artisans cuts, washes and finishes each scarf by hand before the journey back to New Zealand.

4th Prize

Learn to make fresh pasta like they do it in Bologna! Win a basic pasta class for two at Pasta & Cuore in Mt Eden, valued at $220

Pasta & Cuore is an Italian Restaurant and Pastificio in the heart of Mt Eden, open from lunch through to dinner Tuesday to Saturday. They specialise in handmade fresh pasta using quality ingredients and traditional methods, and run pasta and gnocchi classes at different levels.

5th Prize

Win an elegant Giftbox containing Truffle Zest, Black truffle Oil, Black truffle sauce, and black truffle butter, by Sabatino Tartufi, value $85.
Sabatino Tartufi was founded in 1911 when Sabatino Balestra and his wife Giuseppina opened their first store in Umbria, Italy and began the distribution of specialty food products. As fate will have it, their very own lands began to fruit truffles. Overwhelmed with passion for these unique gems of the kitchen, they started to hunt for truffles and develop high quality truffle products for all of their customers to enjoy. Today, Sabatino Tartufi is the world’s largest truffle specialist and is still family owned.

To Win:

To be in to win just buy a raffle ticket from the Dante Alighieri Society, tickets will be on sale from 30 September at the Dante School in Freemans Bay, Auckland, or through our volunteers, and all day until 4pm on 8 November at the Festival Italiano in Newmarket.
Tickets or prizes will not be sent by post.
Tickets: $5 for 1 or a pack of 5 tickets for $20. Tickets are numbered 0001 – 1000.

Winning tickets will be drawn from a barrel on 8 November, 4.30pm on Stage at Festival Italiano, Osborne Lane, Newmarket, Auckland. Results will be notified publicly on www.dante.org.nz on 10 November 2020. In case of event of cancellation the draw will be done one week after the Festival date. The winners, if not present, will be notified by phone.

All proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to the Dante Auckland School for children.
The Dante Alighieri Italian School for Children would like to acknowledge our generous sponsors: