Wellbeing in Education NZ Conference

General Info

Accommodation bookings

If you booked accommodation with your registration for the April conference, this was cancelled when the conference was postponed.  You will be sent a link to rebook accommodation as soon as the new dates are announced.


Accommodation changes

Email rosanna@conference.nz with your requested amendment, and she will soon be in touch with you confirming your change. If you have not booked accommodation via Conference Innovators (conference website) you should contact the hotel directly to advise them. Note that cancellation fees usually apply for last minute changes or cancellations within 30 days.


Airport transfers

These are your own responsibility.



Taxi Co-op 09 300 3000
Corporate Cab 09 377 0773

Super Shuttle 0800 748 885
Sky Bus $17 each way


Blue Star  03 379 9799 (taxi charge available)
Corporate Cab  03 379 5888
Super Shuttle   0800 748 885
Public bus into City – purple line or # 29


Cancellation Policy


Should you need to cancel your registration, you may reassign your registration to another person. Please notify Diana France (registration@conference.nz) in writing. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, please note our policy: Before Monday 2 March 2020 you will incur a $200 cancellation fee. From Tuesday 3 March 2020 there will be no refund, except at the discretion of the Organising Committee. Refunds will be notified and processed within one month following the Conference.


If, through no fault of their own, the conference is cancelled or deferred, the organisers will not be liable for any expenses incurred by you relating to your attendance and will refund money paid after deduction of reasonable expenses. 


Dress code

Smart casual attire


Fine print

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers: NZIWR and Conference Innovators,  Christchurch Town Hall, Multi Media, Grand Millennium Auckland 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.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme, withdraw, replace or cancel speakers without notification to registered delegates.





Lucy Hone, co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience

Denise Quinlan, co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience

Mandy Train, Event Manager, Conference Innovators




Grand Millennium offers a special conference rate of $15 per day or $25 over night.


There is no onsite parking at the Christchurch Town Hall, however there are several public car parks you can view a carpark map here. There is a drop off zone in front of the building on Kilmore Street. 


Part registration options

Session only, half day and one day options are not available. 


Payment Policy

Payment is due 20th of the month following the date on the invoice or prior to conference (whichever is first).  Early bird closes 5pm Saturday 15 February and payment is due 20th March.  ALL payments are expected prior to conference.


Programme changes


The committee reserves the right to alter the programme, withdraw, replace or cancel speakers without notification to registered delegates.  This website will be updated.  Christchurch workshop is subject to minimum numbers being reached.  A full refund of workshop fees will be processed if this is the case.



Auckland conference will be held at Grand Millennium, 71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent St
Christchurch conference and workshop will be held at Christchurch Town Hall, 86 Kilmore Street



Auckland Grand Millennium facilities:

Wheelchair access
Grand Millennium Auckland is wheelchair accessible with elevators available to both our Atrium Level and Ballroom Level.  From the Lobby, this elevator is located down the corridor from the Concierge Desk or the elevator on your left from the carpark entrance. 
Accessible car parks are located on Level 8 of the Car Park.
The hotel is more than happy to allocate area for wheelchair seating, please contact the Event Manager to ensure this is pre-allocated.


Guest access
There are two main entrances to the hotel; the main forecourt will bring you into the Lobby (Ground Level) with stairs and an escalator available to Atrium Level.  The second entrance is located off Vincent Street and will bring you directly into the Atrium Level.  From the Atrium, there is a second staircase and escalator to the Ballroom Level. 


Grand Millennium Auckland's carpark is located next to the hotel on Mayoral Drive.  As you arrive to hotel's carpark, you will need to take a ticket from the Machine, once the barrier is open we have dedicated hotel parking spaces between levels 6 – 10**.  Grand Millennium Auckland has approximately 125 spaces available to both Public and visitors to the hotel and these are located between levels with 2 x Accessible Spaces on Level 8.
There is Lift access to the Grand Millennium from all even floors of the carpark with open access to the lobby on level 8 and the Ballroom on level 10.
Once you have parked your vehicle, you will need to see the Concierge team to validate your ticket and this is will be charged at the discounted special conference rate, available for a 24 hour period with single entry and exit use. The validation process can be done upon arrival or departure at your leisure.
**Please note spaces are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed on the day.
If the hotel's carpark is full then there are two alternative options; Civic Theatre Underground Carpark and Wilson Car Park both located on Greys Avenue.


Support animals
Support animals are welcome at Grand Millennium Auckland, please contact the Event Manager if you have any additional requirements.


Accessible transport
Grand Millennium Auckland is a short 4 minute walk from/to bus stops located on Mayoral Drive and Wellesley Street.  To find out details about buses phone 09 366 6400, or visit Auckland Transport to find timetables and route maps online.  Alternatively: Blue Star Taxis 09 300 3000



Christchurch Town Hall Facilities:


Hearing loop

Christchurch Town Hall has hearing loop facilities in the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium and James Hay Theatre. For special seating requirements such as hearing difficulties or impaired mobility please contact Ticketek on 0800 842 538.

Wheelchair access

The Christchurch Town Hall is wheelchair accessible and has wheelchair allocated seating in both the Douglas Lilburn Auditorium and James Hay Theatre. For wheelchair seating and inquiries, please call Ticketek on  0800 686 67. We have wheelchairs available for guests - contact info@vbase.co.nz to request a wheelchair.

Guest access

We have lift access for Guests to the Gallery Level of the Auditorium and the Mezzanine Level of the James Hay Theatre. Circle Level access in the James Hay is by stair access only. 

Support animals

Support animals are welcome in the Christchurch Town Hall

Accessible transport

The Christchurch Town Hall is on public transport routes. To find out details about buses you can call +64 4 801 7000, or visit Metro to find timetables and route maps online. Take a Taxi with Blue Star Taxis 0800 379 9799 or Gold Band Taxis  03-379 5795.





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