NZAP Conference 2015 – Shifting Ground



The Christchurch Conference Organising Committee is appreciative of the
wonderful support and encouragement from members nationally in the initial
planning stages and ongoing towards our 2015 Conference.
It is to be held at Te Puna Wanaka Marae at the Christchurch Polytechnic
(CPIT) on Madras Street, the venue is the same as for the 2009 Christchurch
Conference. Registration will start at 4pm and the powhiri at 5pm on
Thursday 16 April, and the conference will run through until 1pm on Sunday
19 April 2015.
We are delighted that Fakhry Davids (UK) has agreed once again to be a guest
speaker together with Pele Fa’auli.
Fakhry will also be running a post-conference workshop which will be held on
Monday 20 April. Jayne Hubble ( has kindly agreed to
organise this, and there will be further details later.

There will be no pre-conference workshop this year
The format of the conference is yet to be finalised however we envisage
providing an opportunity for you to visit our damaged city, to see first
hand where we are up to in the rebuild, followed by some form of group
process.  At this stage we are also intending for Conference attendees to
have a free evening on Friday.

Please email your expressions of interest in presenting papers or workshops
relating to the theme ‘Shifting Ground’ to

Our dinner dance is likely to be held on Campus and we suggest early
registration if you want to be certain of attending. As you will appreciate
there is currently a serious shortage of suitable dinner venues and we are
unfortunately unable to seat more than 120 diners. Although we would like to
follow the recent trend of including dinner dance costs within the
conference registration, in fairness to those who are unable or who do not
wish to attend, the fee will be separate.

Accommodation options may be limited and it is suggested that you organise
this early.
We can offer a limited number of home billets, contact Helen Campbell
ph: 944 0353

Inexpensive Rental Cars
Snap Rentals ph: 0800 288 699
Avian Rentals ph: 03 359 6863

Christchurch Conference Committee