General information


Please ensure that you settle your accommodation account and incidentals prior to your departure. 



Catering is available in the Foyer area located on the conference level (1) and in the restaurant (Bloody Mary's). For delegates who provided dietary requirement during registration, special meals will be available in the catering area. Venue staff will be available to assist.


Dress code

Business sessions: smart casual.  Conference dinner: smart casual (ties not necessary)

Fine print

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers, PHANZ, Rydges Latimer, Moveable Feast, Multi Media and Conference Innovators accept no responsibility for loss of monies incurred. The suppliers above accept no liability for injuries/losses of whatever nature incurred by delegates and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Delegates, sponsors and speakers should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. 

PHANZ reserves the right to alter the programme, withdraw, replace or cancel speakers without notification to registered delegates.


28 Worcester Blvd, Christchurch Central
03 379 9629
Open daily 8am – 6pm

Highly recommended by our Committee: Margaret Mahy Playground, Christchurch Tramway, New Regent Street, Gondola, International Antarctic Centre.  Download the Walking Tours in Christchurch app for a narrated, self guided tour of the city.


Luggage Storage

It is preferable that you ask your hotel concierge to arrange luggage storage as there are limited luggage facilities on the conference level.

Mobile Phones

Please ensure mobile phones are switched off prior to going into all conference sessions

Name Badges

Please wear/bring your name badge when attending all conference sessions, catering areas and social functions.  This will be your entry ticket.


Complimentary car parking is available for guests staying at Rydges Hotels. Alternatively there are parks on the surrounding streets.


Smoking is not permitted at the conference venue (Rydges Latimer) or the conference dinner venue (Transitional Cathedral).


Rydges Latimer Hotel, 30 Latimer Square, Christchurch.


Wifi – is free and details as follows:

• Turn on your wifi and connect to Rydges Guest Wireless Network
• Open up browser (IE, Chrome, Safari etc)
• Refresh the browser (this will direct you to Rydges Portal)
• Enter the password – Latimer701, scroll down then press connect.

Telephone Directory

Rydges Latimer  03 379 6760
Breakfree Cashel  0800 448 891
Rendezvous 03 943 3888
Novotel 03 372 2111
Ibis  03 367 8666

Air New Zealand 0800 737 000
Jetstar 0800 748 885
Qantas 0800 808 767


The standard fare from the airport to the CBD is usually around NZ$45-$65.
Taxis are available outside the international arrivals hall 
Corporate Cabs – 64 3 379 5888
Blue Star – 64 3 379 9799
Green Cabs – 0508 447 336

Shuttles are also available outside the International Arrivals Hall, next to the taxi rank
Super Shuttle – 0800 748 885
Steve's Airport Shuttle – 0800 101 021

Terms and conditions / Cancellation policy

Should you need to cancel your attendance, you may reassign your registration to another person. Please notify the Event Manager in writing. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund less an administration charge of $200.00 will be made providing notification is received by 1 September. After this date, refunds will be at the discretion of PHANZ and will be processed after the conference. If, for reasons beyond the control of PHANZ, the Conference is cancelled, the registration fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred. Submission of your registration indicates your acceptance of the terms and conditions above.

Accommodation cancellations may incur a fee, this is charged at the Hotels' discretion.  Cancellations within 30 days may be charged one night penalty. Cancellations within 7 days may be charged 100% penalty.

Conference organising committee

Lee Tuki (Convenor and Branch Chair)
Sara Epperson (Vice Chair)
Viv Daley (Conference Advisor)

Programme - Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll, Anna Davidson
Social - Charlotte Ward
Sponsorship - Gilbert  Taurua
Finance - Lynne Haslett
IwiLiaison - Christine McKerchar
Kaumatua Branch and Conference - Wendy Dallas-Katoa

Planning - Alistair Humphrey, Catherine Boyle, Charles Egwuba, Hebe Gibson, Jude Clarke, Martin Witt, Mere Ratuva, Philippa Murphy, Rosa Verkasalo, Rose Orr, Ruth Teasdale, Sarah Lovell, Sneha Pulapaka

Jude, Charlotte, Gilbert, Sara, Annabel, Lee, Charles


Event Manager

Mandy Train
Conference Innovators
+64 21 918 525

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