General Information

ACCOMMODATION

Please ensure you settle your incidental accounts prior to your departure. Check out time is 10am.

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Methven (Piwakawaka) is approximately 75 minute drive from Christchurch airport.   Chartered coach transfers will be provided as scheduled below. Cost is $45 and pre booking is ESSENTIAL.  Minimum numbers will apply to all transfers.  Meeting point at the Christchurch Airport is inside the International Arrivals Terminal at the i-Site desk.

 

 Date   Depart Christchurch Airport                   Arrive Methven accommodation
 Thursday 11 May     12.00pm   1.15pm
    12.00pm (Fonterra factory tour )   3.30pm
    3.00pm   4.15pm
    6.00pm   7.15pm
Friday 12 May   8.00am   9.15am
    10.00am   11.15am
    4.30pm   5.45pm

 

Date   Depart Methven conference venue       Arrive Christchurch Airport
Saturday 13 May        3.00pm   4.15pm
     5.30pm   6.45pm
    Depart Methven accommodation     Arrive Christchurch Airport
Sunday 14 May   8.00am   9.15am
    10.00am   11.15am
    12.00pm   1.15pm
    5.30pm   7.45pm


BANKS

BNZ and Westpac can be found on Main Street, walking distance from the conference venue. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm.  


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 3 April. After this date, refunds will be at the discretion of the organisers and will be processed after the conference. If, for reasons beyond the control of NZCBEC, 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.

CATERING

Day catering will be provided at the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven Heritage Centre by Continental Caterers. 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, Thursday welcome, Saturday function: smart casual | Friday Conference dinner: formal (jacket required.  tie optional)


DRIVING

Click here for AAMaps.  Select: plan your route.  In field A enter your departure address. In field B enter the Hotel address or Methven iSite.


FINE PRINT

In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, the conference organisers, NZCBEC, Methven Heritage Centre, Continental Caterers, 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.

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


ISITE METHVEN

This is based at the conference venue and can assist with local knowledge and attractions.



MAP

Click here to download a town and Ashburton district map.


MEDICAL AND PHARMACY ASSISTANCE

Methven Pharmacy, 101 Main Street.  Open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm.  Phone 03 302 8103.  After hours assistance, phone this number, caller will be directed to after hours service.

NAME BADGES

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


PARKING

There is ample parking at the back of the building and on Barkers Road.

 

POST OFFICE

More Than Mail, 129 Main Street is open 8.00am - 5.00pm

 

RENTAL CARS

Contact Orbit Travel for assistance booking or a quote for a rental car.

 

RESTAURANTS

Click here for a list of Methven eateries.  We STRONGLY recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted at the conference venue.


SUPERMARKETS

Four Square at 33 McMillan Street or Super Value in The Mall.  Open 7 days 7am - 9pm.


VENUE

Thursday Welcome, Friday and Saturday sessions, Friday conference dinner will be held in the Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven Heritage Centre.  Use the entrance on Main street.  Saturday evening post conference function will be held at the Blue Pub (next to the conference venue).

WI-FI

Complimentary wi-fi is available at the conference venue.  A password will be made available.


TELEPHONE DIRECTORY

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

TAXIS

There are no taxis in Methven however everything is walking distance.


CONFERENCE ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Mick Lester (Convenor) (Chair, NZCBEC)
Liz McMillan, Methven District Council
Mike Reid, LGNZ

EVENT MANAGER

Mandy Train
Conference Innovators
mandy@conference.co.nz
021 918 525

Principal Sponsor


 

 

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