Marlborough Convention Centre

2017 Annual Conference - Blenheim (CPD 5.25 hrs)

12:00pm Friday, 15 September 2017
11:00pm Saturday, 16 September 2017
CPD Training
Marlborough Convention Centre
42A Alfred Street
Blenheim, Marlborough 7201
New Zealand

The 2017 NZBA Annual Conference will be held on 15 and 16 September at the the Marlborough Convention Centre in Blenheim, the sunshine capital of New Zealand. The Conference will include a casual dinner at Wither Hills Vineyard, and a formal dinner at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre amongst the WWII Dangerous Skies world class aviation display.

Online Conference Registration is no longer available.  Please call 09 303 4515 if you would like to discuss attending the conference.

The Conference sessions will begin at 1 pm on Friday 15 September. The speaker sessions will proceed on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, following which we have retained last year's format of optional afternoon leisure activities including a wine tasting tour, visits to classic aviation and automobile museums, walking, mountain biking, and kayaking. See below for optional activity booking information.

Programme and Speakers:

Following on from 2016's well received and sold out conference, the Conference Committee has assembled an extraordinary cast of speakers to address this year's theme: Comparative Advocacy

Of particular note, we are excited to welcome three stellar ex-patriate advocates back to New Zealand from their adopted jurisdictions. They will tell us about their approach to advocacy and also join in a panel discussion about approaches to advocacy and dispute resolution procedures across New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA.

We also have, as a guest speaker, lawyer, TV host and global tech entrepreneur, Ian Taylor CNZM, who will join us to relate his remarkable (non-legal) career, with his story of innovation and leadership building sports animation company, Animation Research Limited, in a uniquely Kiwi way.

Speakers and panellists include:

  • The Hon. Justice William Young (Opening of conference)
  • Tim Cameron (Key Note)
  • Saul Holt QC (Key Note)
  • Paul Key QC (Key Note)
  • Ian Taylor CNZM (Guest Speaker)
  • The Hon. Justice Joe Williams (Guest Speaker at Formal Dinner)
  • The Hon. Justice Anne Hinton 
  • His Honour Judge Paul Mabey QC
  • Una Jagose QC, Solicitor-General
  • Michael Heron QC
  • Suzanne Robertson QC
  • Jenny Cooper QC
  • Fiona Guy Kidd
  • Warren Sowerby

Please click here for a copy of the Conference Brochure.

Conference ticket options:

Please select your ticket from the Related Events panel on the right hand side of this page.

Option A - Full Conference Package (CPD 5.25 Hrs)Option B - Conference Excluding Friday Night Casual Dinner (CPD 5.25 Hrs)
Includes:Includes:
  • Light lunch on arrival
  • Friday afternoon conference sessions
  • Friday night casual dinner - Wither Hills Vineyard
  • Saturday conference sessions
  • Bagged lunch
  • Saturday afternoon optional activity (see below); and
  • Saturday night formal dinner - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (WWII Exhibition) (including transfers)
  • Light lunch on arrival
  • Friday afternoon conference sessions
  • Saturday conference sessions
  • Bagged lunch
  • Saturday afternoon optional activity (see below); and
  • Saturday night formal dinner - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (WWII Exhibition) (including transfers)

Prices (GST incl):

Juniors (0-3 years):  $495.00*
Juniors (4-7 years)   $660.00*
All other members:  $1100.00*

(*An additional 10% discount will apply to tickets purchased before 5 August 2017)

Prices (GST incl):

Juniors (0-3 years):  $345.00*
Juniors (4-7 years)   $513.00*
All other members:  $950.00*

(*An additional 10% discount will apply to tickets purchased before 5 August 2017)

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Optional Activities:

After booking your conference ticket, you will receive an email with links for booking your Saturday afternoon optional activity. Please click here for a brochure describing these optional activities. Lunch and transfers to and from all optional activities are included.

Partner Activities and Dinners:

After booking your conference ticket, click here to book your partner attendance at dinners or optional activities.

Accommodation:

Accommodation is not included in the booking price.  There are a number of hotels are located within easy walking distance of the Marlborough Convention Centre.

The NZBA negotiated preferential rates may no longer be available but if you are booking accommodation at any of the properties listed in the link below, be sure to mention you are attending the NZBA conference and request the conference rate.  Click here to view details on these properties.

Once you have selected a preferred hotel, please book directly with the hotel.  Details are listed here:

Scenic Hotel Marlborough - Distance from conference venue: 200m
Phone:0800 69 69 63
Lugano Motor Lodge - Distance from conference venue: 200m
Phone: 0800 584 266
Chateau Marlborough (almost full) - Distance from conference venue: 350m
Phone: 0800 752 275
Quality Hotel Marlborough - Distance from conference venue: 200m
Phone: 03 577 7333
Blenheim Palms Motel - Distance from conference venue: 400m
Phone: 0800 256 725
Bella Vista Motel - Distance from conference venue: 500m
Phone: 0800 235 528
171 on High Motel - Distance from conference venue: 700m
Phone: 0800 587 856
Cherylea Motel - Distance from conference venue: 1km
Phone: 03 578 6319
Knightsbridge Court Motel - Distance from conference venue: 1.1km
Phone: 0800 108 444

Travel:

Flights and transfers to and from the hotel/conference are not included. Please book your own travel or refer to our brochure to utilise our travel agent's details.

Please select your ticket from the Related Events panel on the right hand side of this page.  If you experience difficulty booking please contact Lisa Mills for assistance, Lisa is happy to help.

 

 

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Contact Information

Please contact Melissa Perkin regarding the conference programme

Please contact Lisa Mills regarding registration

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Additional Information

Early Bird:
A discount of 10% is available on all tickets booked before 28 July 2017.

Discounts:
Discounted tickets are available for Junior members in the 0-3 and 4-7 years post admission categories. Please login to see these prices.

Prices:
Prices are listed in NZ$ and include GST.  
Prices do not include accommodation or travel.

Cancellation and Alteration Policy
If you are unable to attend, a substitute is welcome at no extra charge. Details of the substituted person must be advised to NZBA in writing by Monday 11 September 2017 prior to conference. Where no substitute can be nominated, you must cancel in writing by 31 August 2017 to receive a full refund (less a $100 administration fee). Thereafter no refund will be provided.


Accommodation Cancellations
Accommodation cancellations are subject to the terms of the accommodation provider.


Flight Cancellations
Flight cancellations are subject to the terms of the airline.


Alterations to Conference programme
While every effort will be made to conduct this conference according to the programme, the NZBA reserves the right to vary, amend or cancel any part of the conference if circumstances arise which require such action and the NZBA shall not be held responsible for any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by any person as a consequence.

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