Challenging Others, Challenging Ourselves

The Board has confirmed the dates and venue for this year’s AGM and Conference. We will be at the Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport, To make the most of everyone’s availability, and mindful of people’s travel time and the success of last year’s event, this will again be held over two days. We start at 9am Friday 13 October and will finish following our Conference Dinner the evening of Saturday 14 October. Business sessions and guest presenters will be spread across the two days. 

Financial assistance for ‘first time’ attendees

The Board is allocating funds to support ‘first time’ attendees. Funding for ‘first time’ attendees is about providing financial assistance forOrdinary (voting) Members. 

Other than attending the entire event for the first time in-person, there are three conditions that a ‘first time’ attendee must meet before they can be considered for financial assistance. 

The first is the requirement to make a financial contribution (determined on a case-by-case basis). 

The second is the commitment to attend the full two days of the AGM and Conference, whether on a daily basis, or staying at the Naumi Hotel Auckland Airport. 

The third is that you are an Ordinary (financial voting) Member. 

If you meet these requirements and would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact the Chief Executive for further information via one of the following options:

  • Email: and put “2023 first-time attendee” in the subject line;
  • Post: PO Box 7144, Newtown, Wellington 6242; 
  • Phone: 0800 222 694;
  • Fax: 04-389-0033.

Applications for financial assistance for first time attendees close 4pm, Thursday 3 August 2023. The Board will make a final decision about the number of members it can support following the close of expressions of interest.

Registration details (costs etc.), will be publicised in our June Focus issue. They will also be available from our National Office, Branches and Networks by the end of April. To lighten the load a little with paying your registration costs, you can take advantage of the option to pay by instalment. You can find out more and put a payment plan in place by contacting National Office. Each situation is considered on a case-by-case basis.

In the meantime we hope you will save the dates and start planning to come along.