NZAMT Conference 15
3rd-6th October, 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand

General Information

Key Contact The Conference Team
Unit 5 /337 Harewood Road, Bishopdale, Christchurch
P O Box 20 051, Christchurch 8543
New Zealand
Phone: 03 359 2600
Fax: 03 359 2602

Conference Venue St Margaret’s College, 12 Winchester Street, Christchurch. Plenty of free parking, and 7 minute drive to the city centre Airport Transfer The airport is a 25 minute drive from the central city. A taxi fare to the City Centre is approximately $40 one way and a shuttle bus NZ$24. Hotels We have secure accommodation at hotels/motels close to St Margaret’s College as well as in the city centre. There are regular buses that run to/from the city – approx 12 min bus ride. Insurance All insurance is the responsibility of the registrants. NZAMT, The Conference Organising Committee, The Conference Team and St Margaret’s College accept no liability for death or illness or injury / accident to or financial loss by any person attending the conference, whatever the cause. Registration of the delegate will indicate acceptance of these terms. Cancellation All cancellations must be in writing to The Conference Team. If, following your registration, you are unable to attend please notify the Organisers as soon as possible to arrange a transfer of registration or a partial refund. Notification received by 1 September 2017 incurs a $100 administration fee. For cancellations notified after 15 September 2017, refunds will be made at the discretion of the organising committee and paid at the conclusion of the conference. There will be no refunds made for late arrival or early departure from the conference. The fine print Should the conference need to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances / natural disaster, a partial refund of registration fees will be considered.


We have negotiated special hotel room rates. The following rates are for a ‘room only’ basis per night and include GST. A minimum of one night’s accommodation must be prepaid at the time of your booking and the balance / incidentals paid direct to hotel on departure. All cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival may incur cancellation fees.

BreakFree on Cashel

Rating: Moderate 165 Cashel Street Christchurch (City centre) Double Urban room (10sqm) $142 Queen Urban room (15sqm) $152 King Urban room (18sqm) $162

Breakfree Hotel is in the city centre, and 2 min walk to the bus exchange. There are plenty of buses that run from the city centre past St Margaret’s College - approx 12 min by bus. All rooms have tea & coffee making facilities and an ensuite with shower.


Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

Rating: Superior 166 Gloucester Street Christchurch (City centre) Run of house (1 or 2 persons) $195 Plus $20 per person if you want to add breakfast.

Rendezvous Grand is located just one block from Cathedral Square, approx 20 min walk to St Margaret’s College or approx 12 min by bus. All rooms have an ensuite and the usual facilities you would expect of a superior hotel including high-speed broadband access, tea & coffee making facilities and a work desk with an ergonomic chair. They also have a restaurant and bar.


Pavilions Hotel

Rating: Moderate 42 Papanui Road Christchurch (5 minutes to venue) $222 standard room $242 executive room

All rooms have an ensuite and the usual facilities you would expect of a moderate hotel including tea & coffee making facilities etc. Pavilions also has a restaurant and bar.


Heartland Cotswold

Rating: Moderate 88 Papanui Road Christchurch (5 minutes to venue) $155.25 studio $166.75 one bedroomed $235.75 two bedroomed $230.00 Royal Suite (one bedroomed)

All rooms have an ensuite and the usual facilities you would expect of a moderate hotel including tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, etc. The very popular St Germain Restaurant is on site as well as Tudors Restaurant.


Hostels and Backpackers
If you would prefer to stay in the hostel or backpackers, please see suggestions below – we leave you to make contact directly.

Dorset House Backpackers
1 Dorset Street
Christchurch Central

YHA Christchurch
36 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central

YHA Rolleston House
5 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch Central

Social Programme

Happy Hour

Tue 3 October
Where: Around the trades
When: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Inclusions: Beer, wine, juice and canapés (two drink vouchers per person – thereafter cash bar)
Entertainment: The Fisher Ave Street Band

Take the opportunity to mix and mingle with delegates and the exhibitors.

Quiz evening - optional

Wed 4 October
Where: Sixty6 on Peterborough – Underground Bar in the Christchurch Casino
When: From 6pm for a 7.00pm start
Cost: Free but teams have the option to buy a $2 dot as a free answer

Come along and mix with other delegates. Create your own team (of 6) or we can make them up at the venue. Maybe challenge another region or another group of schools.

NZAMT Conference Dinner

Thu 5 October
Where: Wigram Airforce Museum
Band: Puree
Coaches: Depart from the conference hotels/motels from 7.00pm and return as filled from 10.30pm
Inclusions: Return coach transfers, welcome drink on arrival, wine on the tables, three course dinner and entertainment.  Cash bar applies
Dress Code: Either Semi-Formal or in theme “Back to the Future”.

Join in for night of great food and fabulous music. Get into the theme and come as your favourite character from any of the three movies, dress from any of the era’s in the movies (Western, 50’s, 80’s or Futuristic), or come ready to go to your school 50’s prom. The conference dinner will be a night to remember and a highlight of the conference.

Coaches depart from:

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