Bidding is open for the Higgins The Great Ball 2019 silent auction.

The ball is a black tie event in support of Women's Refuge Whanganui. It will be held on August 3 at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre.

As well as a live auction on the night for those attending the ball, anyone can bid online in a silent auction of 49 items.

They range from being a firefighter for a day to a child's bike, gourmet salad for a year, a deer hunt, an extreme 4WD experience, Earl Bamber memorabilia, scenic flights, jewellery and more.

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To participate in the silent auction, register at www.auction.thegreatball.nz and read the terms and conditions before bidding. You can autobid or opt to receive a text when you are outbid.

Bids will be accepted up to 10.30pm on Saturday, August 3.