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2019 District Convention

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This page contains information about our 2019 district convention which will be held 30-31 August, 2019 in Napier, New Zealand.
Napier Convention Logo
About the Venue and Accommodation :
The convention will be held at the Napier War Memorial and conference centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier, New Zealand.
Located on the beach of Napier's famous Marine Parade, the Napier Conference Centre offers an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.  Completely re-developed in 2017, the Napier Conference Centre is owned and operated by the Napier City Council and offers a completely air conditioned facility with a range of complimentary sized rooms that can be used in combination or on their own.  Note that there is little or no parking at the conference center.
The official convention hotel is the Bluewater Hotel, 10 West Quay, Ahuriri, Napier (this is 3.8 km. from the War Memorial Hall - a 7 minute drive).  Taxi costs would be NZ$15 to NZ$20 each way.  Rates :
Please quote "KIWANIS" as these are special rates.
Ground and first level $130.00 per room, 2 person occupancy, $30.00 extra guests.
Apartment minimum $150.00 (3 guests), $200.00 (4 guests), extra guests $30.00
1-bedroom (kerbside) max 4 persons $160.00
Lodge (sleeps up to 13) $240.00 6 person occupancy, extra persons $40.00.

Altenate Accommodation:
Another accommodation possibility is available at the
Anchorage Motor Lodge which is over the road from the Bluewater hotel.  This is approximately the same cost and there is no special Kiwanis rate.  Other accommodation is available closer to the venue but be aware that there is no shuttle from hotels to convention centre, you do need to make your own way there and back. Some of the convention events are at the War Memorial Hall and others are at the Bluewater Hotel or close to the Bluewater Hotel.
Napier map

Napier and the surrounding Hawke's Bay region :
Napier and the surrounding Hawke's Bay region have a typical Mediterranean style climate with some of New Zealand’s highest sunshine hours.  This makes the region famous for its high producing vineyards, apple and stone fruit orchards and wide range of horticultural crops.
Hawke's Bay's two main centres, Napier and Hastings make up the bulk of the province's population, and are only 20 km apart. Napier, largely a retail centre, is situated right beside the ocean and utilises both its shipping port and airport as vital transport links with other New Zealand centers.
Napier is world famous for its Art Deco architecture, which is a major avenue for the city's tourist industry.
Some links with information about Napier :
Hawke's Bay Information

Convention Program :  
It is too early to have even a draft program.  But note that the main convention business will take place on the Friday afternoon and Saturday.  There will be a formal dinner and dance on Friday evening.  The Saturday evening social function will be dinner.  The dress theme for Saturday evening is "nautical".  Trustee meetings will take place on Friday morning and on Sunday morning.

Registration Fees :
The full registration fee for all Kiwanis members or partners or guests is NZ$ 240.  An 'early-bird' full registration (paid before 1 May, 2019) is available for NZ$ 215.  The full registration includes convention sessions (or the partners program), Friday and Saturday evening functions and lunch on Saturday.
Deadline for all registrations is 10 August, 2019 (registrations have to be received and paid for by this date for catering purposes).
Partial registrations are available for each of the evening functions, the partners program and for business sessions only.  See the registration form for details.  Partial registrations use the same form as full registrations and must be received and paid for by the same deadline as full registrations.
Receipts will be issued once payment of the registration fee has been received.  If you have sent your registration but have not received your official receipt, please contact the convention secretary (details below) as something has gone wrong.
To download a convention registration form :
  in English en française
PDF 2019 district convention registration form (618 KB). Fiche d'inscription 2019 convention du district (121 KB).
MS Word 2019 district convention registration form (1080 KB). Fiche d'inscription 2019 convention du district (205 KB).
Convention registration forms can also be requested by mail from the convention secretary.
Please complete one form for each person attending either the convention or the individual convention events.  Print information clearly on the forms.

Convention Contact Details :
Further information can be obtained from:
    Clinton Green
    2019 district convention chairman
    Telephone:  +64(6)843-8661 (home)
    Telephone:  +64(29)4520698 (mobile)
    Email:  clintongreen2017@gmail.com
    Yvonne Joynes
    2019 district convention secretary
    Telephone:  +64(7)856-4484 (home)
    Telephone:  +64(27)9499217 (mobile)
    Email:  bandy5@xtra.co.nz

Get psyched!
The convention committee is looking forward to seeing all district Kiwanians and their partners at the convention.  They are committed to providing you all with an entertaining and fun experience.
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Page last updated by webmaster@kiwanis.org.nz (David Fentress) on 23 September, 2018.
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