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2023 District Convention

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This page contains information about our 2023 district convention which will be held 18-19 August, 2023, in Christchurch, New Zealand.   The convention will be hosted by the two Kiwanis clubs in Christchurch.

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About the Venue and Accommodation :
  The official convention hotel will be the Rydges Hotel, Latimer Square, Christchurch.  All business sessions and the Saturday evening function will be held at this venue.  "Experience Rydges Latimer Christchurch – a down-to-earth hotel accommodation where natural beauty and unmatched luxury set the scene for your renewal in the Garden City.  With sweeping views over Latimer Square – a true, iconic New Zealand delight with green space to roam and leafy trees for a shady sojourn.  Rydges Latimer Christchurch is the perfect base for your Christchurch adventure."
All accommodation bookings are to be made directly with venue.  A wide variety of rooms and rates are available.  Visit here for the special room rate for Kiwanis.

Alternate Accommodation:
  No information available yet.
Christchurch and the Canterbury region :
 Christchurch, the "Garden City", is one of New Zealand's nicest cities.  For ideas about the attractions of Christchurch, check out this link : Christchurch City Council
Other links with information about Christchurch :
Ride the historic Christchurch tramway Christchurch and Canterbury The Antarctic Center

Convention Program :
  At this stage, only a tentative program is available.
The main convention business will take place on the Friday afternoon and Saturday.  There will be an informal fun event on Friday evening at the harness horse racing at Addington Raceway.  The theme is "Red and Black at the Races".  Dress up in your racing colours for a festive night at the races.  Transport and buffet dinner are included and it is all under cover.  The Saturday evening function is a formal diner and will be held at Rydges.  The meeting of the outgoing board will be held at 10.00am on Friday morning, 18 August.  The meeting of the incoming Board will be held at 10.00am on Sunday morning 20 August.  The meeting of the District Foundation Board will be held at 4.00pm on Thursday 17 August.  Past Governors' Dinner (at own cost - cost still unknown) on Thursday evening.  Past Lt Governors' Breakfast (at own cost - cost still unknown) on Saturday morning.  Venues for these meetings will be included in the finalized program but all will be on-site at Rydges.  Farewell Brunch on Sunday morning (different venue) is an optional extra at $15 per person.
Registration Fees :
  The full registration fee for all Kiwanis members and guests is NZ $ 320.  Note that the full registration fee for partners or guests includes both the evening sessions but participation in the partners program will incur an additional charge.
Registrations, including payment, close on 1 August, 2023.
Early Bird Incentive :    An 'early-bird' incentive is available for full registrations received and paid before 1 July.  Early-bird registrations will go into a draw for a refund of one paid registration.
Partial registrations are available for non-Kiwanian partners or guests who wish to attend only :
  • Friday night social at the Races (includes meal and transport).  Cost is $75.00 per person.
  • Saturday night formal dinner (at Rydges).  Cost is $95.00 per person.
  • Partners' Program on Saturday (includes lunch and transport).  Cost is $70.00 per person.
  • Farewell Brunch (Sunday morning) at a venue near the Airport.  Cost is $15.00 per person.
There is NO Partial Registrations for business sessions this year.
Partial registrations use the same form as full registrations and must be received and paid for by the same deadline as full registrations.
All registrations will be acknowledged by Email.  Receipts will be given out at Convention.
To download a 2023 convention registration form :
  in English en française
PDF registration form (96 KB). Fiche d'inscription (99 KB).
MS Word registration form (72 KB). Fiche d'inscription (121 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:
    Graham Chick
    2023 district convention secretary
    Telephone:  +64(21)0554111 (mobile)
    Email:  grahamandlois@xtra.co.nz
    Carolyn Hutchison
    2023 district convention chairman
    Telephone:  +64(3)384-5557 (home)
    Shirley-Anne Pearce
    2023 district convention treasurer
    Telephone:  +64(3)327-2726 (home)

The Kiwanis clubs of Christchurch are 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 30 January, 2023.
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