New Zealand - South Pacific District of Kiwanis International

2002 District Convention

Taupo Convention Logo Content:
This page contains information about the 2002 district convention, held 6-7 September, 2002 at the Wairakei Resort near Taupo on the North Island of New Zealand. The convention was hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Taupo.

Cette page n'est pas disponible en français.

About the venue:
The convention was held at the Wairakei Resort in Wairakei north of Taupo.

Nested beautifully in the heart of the picturesque Wairakei Park, the resort offers major accommodation and conference facilities that compliment the world renowned clean green environment of the Lake Taupo District. Leisure activities are well catered for at the Wairakei Resort, with a wide range of on-site activities including a 9-hole golf course, putting practice green, two all weather tennis courts, two heated outdoor pools, spa pools and a fully equipped health centre with gymnasium, squash court, sauna and massage room..

Convention Theme:     Taupo - Simply Magic

Think Fresh:
When you think of the Lake Taupo region, Think Fresh .... as in fresh air, snow, trout, rivers, lakes, people, fun, food, attitudes. Explore our world and discover a fresh new holiday destination, a vibrant place to do business and a lifestyle unique in New Zealand.

Convention Program
Program - Preconvention - Thursday, 5 September, 2002 Delegate ribbon
10:00-12:00 - District Foundation Trust meeting (for foundation trustees)
13:30-16:00 - 2001/2002 district trustees meeting (for 2001/2002 district officers and chairpersons - observers welcome)
15:30-20:00 - Registration desk open
19:00 - dinner for past governors

Program - Day 1 - Friday, 6 September, 2002
07:30-09:00 - registration desk open
09:00-09:45 - opening ceremony
09:45-10:30 - business session
10:00-14:00 - registration desk open
10:30-10:45 - morning tea
10:45-12:00 - business session
12:00-13:15 - lunch
13:15-16:45 - business sessions including workshops and election of governor designate, governor-elect and other officers for 2002/2003.
19:00 - a "Simply Magic Night at the Circus". Fancy dress - circus theme. All the tight-rope walkers, lion tamers, and bare back riders turned out. A good time was had by all.

Program - Day 2 - Saturday, 7 September, 2002
07:00 - Past lt. governors breakfast
07:30-10:30 - registration desk open
08:45-12:00 - business sessions
10:30-10:45 - morning tea
10:45-12:00 - "Keynote Speaker" followed by business sessions
12:00-13:15 - lunch
13:15-16:45 - business sessions and workshops
16:45 - convention business close
18:15-19:15 - governor's hospitality (by invitation only)
18:15-19:15 - pre-dinner sociallizing in the hotel house bar
19:15 - "Simply Magic Black and White Cabaret Night". A formal night with the participants dressed in black and white. A magic dance orchestra to lure you onto the dance floor, a 'Simply Magic Cabaret Show', the magic Wairakei Resort and the magic food and wine, left everyone with memories of a "Magic" weekend.
19:30 - the governor designate will present his trustees and chaipersons for 2002/2003.

Program - Postconvention - Sunday, 8 September, 2002
08:30-10:45 - 2002/2003 district trustees meeting (for 2002/2003 district officers and chairpersons - observers welcome)
10:45 - thanksgiving service
11:30 - farewell buffet lunch

Partners Program

Friday, 6 September, 2002
10:00 Minibuses were provided for partners wanting to go into town. Options: facilities at Wairakei Resort for golf or tennis.
Saturday, 7 September, 2002
09:15 "SIMPLY MAGIC TOUR": Registered partners took a coach for a Magic day out. This included morning tea and lunch.

Accommodation Arrangements:
Standard rooms at the Wairakei Resort Hotel (the convention venue) were priced at NZ$115.00 per room per night including tax for single or double occupancy.

The full registration fee was NZ$220 per person for members and the same rate for partners. There was no registration fee for children (and no program for them).

The registration fee covered participation at all social events plus morning and afternoon teas, Friday and Saturday luncheons, workshops and associated activities including the partners program for registered partners. Sunday lunch was not covered by the registration fee nor was accomodation.

Partial registrations were available for NZ$130 per person per day. The partial registration included ALL activities offered on the selected day (Friday or Saturday).

"Convention Bonds" were offered for a limited time to reduce the cost of registration but sold out in July.

The Kiwanis Club of Taupo put on a district convention that was Simply Magic !

Club Reports on the 2002 Convention:

A selection of individual Kiwanis club reports on the 2002 district convention.

Convention report from the Kiwanis Club of Takapuna.

NZSP District home page

Page last updated by (David Fentress) on 5 August, 2008.
Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcome.