Regional 4 Conference Programme

When you have read the programme below, please go to the registration form at the bottom to fill in the appropriate details, thank you.

Friday 11 June – evening – no charge
Welcome Function sponsored by Whanganui & Partners Ltd, the district’s economic development agency.
• A welcome message from Mayor Hamish McDouall, W&P agribusiness strategic lead Colleen Sheldon & branch president Clare Adkins.
• Meet with Whanganui agribusiness leaders and fellow RWNZ members.
Venue: Whanganui iSite Visitor Information Centre, 31 Taupo Quay
Time: 6.00pm – 7.15pm
Complimentary refreshments and canapés
Return to Hikurangi Stay Place for homemade soup and buns

Saturday 12 June – daytime 
9.00am – 10.30am: Business session – including a talk from RWNZ National President Gill Naylor

11.00am – 1.00pm – Whanganui River Traders & Farmers Market, Whanganui discovery morning and lunch (at your own cost)

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Paige’s Bookshop (includes Lockert Gallery) for talk and nibbles, 60 Guyton Street.

2.15pm – 3.30pm: Double decker bus trip to see the Whanganui Walls (2019 & 2021 murals) as well as a local historian talking about Whanganui’s unique heritage (depart Paige’s Bookshop, return Hikurangi Stay Place) – $10.00

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Free time to make way to Taupo Quay for Wairua Vessel

Saturday 12 June – evening
4.30pm – 8.30pm: Upokongaro Meal Cruise Package (4hrs) Warm clothing essential
• Boarding the Wairua vessel at Taupo Quay for an historic trip up the Whanganui River to Upokongaro Village.
• Dinner at Riverboat Café & Bar (2hr buffet meal)
• Dinner guest speaker – Mel Poulton, Special Agricultural Trade Envoy and driving force behind Connect Tararua.
Cruise back to Taupo Quay. – $75.00
*Please contact us for other transport options

Sunday 13 June – morning – guest speaker – Angus Marks … investment, charities growing their reserves and retirement income.

9.00am – 9.30am: Hadleigh Reid, local councillor and dentist will talk about his career, work on the Mercy Ship, and passion for saving heritage buildings and his vision for Whanganui

9.30am – 10.00am: Feldenkrais with Katharina Schaffaczek

10.00am – 10.30am: Morning tea

10.30am – 11.00am: Steve Carey introduces the Robert Bartley Foundation Initiative, taking health services on a bus to rural communities across the wider Whanganui area

11.00am – 11.30am: Angus Mark from Jarden Securities will talk about investment, retirement income and charities

11.30am – 11.45am: Conference final wrap up and depart

Organisers have the right to change speakers and times where necessary.

The conference, hosted by Fordell/Mangamahu Branch, will be held at:
Hikurangi Stay Place, 1 Mount View Road, Whanganui East

Registration desk open from … at Whanganui I Site, Visitor Information Centre, 31 Taupo Quay

Accommodation at Hikurangi Stay Place
Rooms available for Friday, 11 June and Saturday, 12 June @$40pp per night, flat fee for single or twin share rooms. Linen & towels supplied.
Check In: Friday after 2pm, and Check Out: Saturday by 10am or Sunday by 1pm.
Book directly by calling Theo or Jan on 06 343 3333 or by email
More information here.
Accommodation at Hikurangi Stay Place is kindly subsidised by Muhunoa East branch

Please book your own accommodation and pay separately from registration

BYO Breakfast and alcohol (if required)

Any enquiries, please contact:
Branch President Clare Adkins 06 342 4788
Or Branch Secretary: Lesley Matthews 06 213 0201

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