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Welcome Reception

Saturday 11 November 2006, commencing 1400 hours sharp.
Renouf Foyer & Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Convention Centre.

Welcome 1400 hours (assemble 1345 hours)
Light refreshments    1500 Hours
Conference Opening 1530 hours
Opening Address  1600 hours     
Drinks and light refreshments     1700 hours
  • Cost is included in Full Conference Registration Fee

  • Additional tickets can be purchased for NZ$50.00 per person

Attendees to arrive by 1345 hours and assemble for the Official Welcome at 1400 hours.


Conference  Dinner

Sunday 12 November, from 1900 hours.
The Events Centre, Queens Wharf
Dress:  Formal Business Attire

  • Cost is included in Full Conference Registration Fee

  • Additional Tickets can be purchased for NZ$130.00 per person

  • Transport to and from the Events Centre will be provided. Coaches will leave the Wellington Convention Centre at 1845 hours.

Enjoy an evening of distinctive New Zealand cuisine while surrounded by the sights and sounds of Aotearoa.


Partner’s Breakfast

Sunday 12 November, from 0900 hours.
Wellington Convention Centre

  • Cost for the partner of one conference participant included in Full Conference Registration Fee

  • Additional Tickets can be purchased for NZ$20.00 per person

Your partner is invited to attend a breakfast to meet other conference partners and be introduced to some of Wellingtons sightseeing options by Positively Wellington Tourism.


Social Activities

For those wishing to see some of Wellington’s regional attractions, a number of social activities have been arranged in the free afternoon, Monday 13th November 2006.

Please note the cost for the social activities is not included in your registration fee.

If you wish to attend one of these activities please advise of your attendance when you register for the conference and include payment with your registration fee. 

Half Day Golf Tour
Spend the afternoon enjoying a round of golf in the park-like surroundings in the Hutt Valley.
Guests will be met by our hosts at the Michael Fowler Centre. The trip includes:
  • Transportation around Wellington’s beautiful harbour to the course.
  • Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch in the modern Clubrooms overlooking the fairway.
  • Enjoy a relaxing 9-hole round of golf, green fees, golf clubs and trundlers are provided.
  • After an exhilarating round of golf, relax and enjoy afternoon tea in the Clubrooms overlooking the greens.
  • The trip starts at 1230 hours and returns at 1700 hours.
  • Cost NZ$160.00


Half Day Wine Tour
Indulge in an afternoon of tasting some of New Zealand’s leading wines leaving the worries of driving behind.  Be met at the Michael Fowler Centre and chauffeured to Martinborough - the heart of the Wairarapa wine region.
  • Enjoy the specialist knowledge of some of New Zealand’s leading wine makers and experience a day of tastings that is uniquely Martinborough.
  • Visit some emerging, boutique wineries and expand your viticulture knowledge by imbibing in further tastings.
  • Lunch is included at the Lady Featherston Café.
  • The tour starts at 1230 hours and returns at 1730 hours.
  • Cost NZ$98.00


Half Day Four Wheel Drive Tour
Visit one of Wellington’s closest country retreats, tquaint arts and craft village of Eastbourne to Pencarrow Lodge
  • Enjoy a buffet luncheon in overlooking the stunning Cook Strait coast.
  • Admire stunning Storm Coast views around a roaring log fire or bask in the sunshine on a glorious Wellington day.
  • See where the survivors washed ashore from the stricken Wahine ferry.
  • Travel by 4WD Unimog across the rugged countryside to the South East coast. Check out the spectacular views across to the South Island and return to the lodge.
  • For the competitive and those just wanting a challenge guests will be invited to participate in clay bird shooting.
  • Cash bar is available in the Lodge.
  • The tour starts at 1230 hours, with a pickup at Wellington Convention Centre and finishes at 1730 hours.
  • Cost NZ$220.00

Note: maximum numbers for this tour is 36. Bookings will be taken on a first in first served basis.

Other tours:

If you would like to look at other tour options please check the tours on offer from Flat Earth Tours directly on their website:  http://www.flatearth.co.nz

Or check Positively Wellington Tourism http://www.wellingtonnz.com/