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2018 Annual Conference FAQs


Programme

This link is to an electronic version of the programme and conference events.

When will the Annual Conference 2018 start and finish?

The conference starts officially on Friday 2 November at 6pm and finishes on Sunday 4 November around 3pm. Our sector and policy day will take place on Friday 2 November from 10am - 5pm. All sector meeting rooms are located at our conference venue.

 

Where will the Annual Conference 2018 take place?

Our Annual Conference 2018 will be held at:

The Dunedin Centre

1 Harrop Street

Dunedin 9016

Our main conference room is the Dunedin Town Hall.

 

Do you have any information about flights?

Air NZ / Jetstar offer the following direct return flights from / to Auckland:

Friday 2 November 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

  • NZ0671 7.30am > 9.20am
  • NZ0664 9.00am > 10.50am
  • JQ281 7.30am > 9.20am
  • JQ282 10.35am > 2.30pm
    (via WLG)
  • NZ0675 12.25pm > 2.15pm
  • NZ0670 11.10am > 12.55pm
  • JQ285 1.45pm > 3.35pm
  • NZ0674 2.50pm > 4.35pm
  • NZ0677 4.55pm > 6.45pm
  • JQ284 4.45pm > 6.30pm
  • NZ0665 8.00pm > 9.50pm
  • NZ0678 6.05pm > 7.50pm



Air NZ / Jetstar offer the following
direct return flights from / to Wellington:

There are more flights available if you fly via Christchurch (2 flights)

Friday 2 November 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

  • NZ0681 8.35am > 9.50am
  • NZ0682 10.25am > 11.35am
  • NZ0689 4.15pm > 5.30pm
  • JQ282 10.35am > 11.50am
  • NZ0691 7.15pm > 8.30pm
  • NZ0688 7.20pm > 8.30pm

 

Air NZ offers the following direct return flights from / to Christchurch:

Friday 2 November 2018

Sunday 4 November 2018

  • NZ5743 8.30am > 9.35am
  • NZ5742 8.25am > 9.25am
  • NZ5749 11.35am > 12.40pm
  • NZ8746 10.10am > 11.10am
  • NZ5755 4.00pm > 5.05pm
  • NZ5750 1.05pm > 2.05pm
  • NZ5753 5.05pm > 6.10pm
  • NZ5754 5.30pm > 6.30pm
  • NZ5759 7.05pm > 8.10pm
  • NZ5766 6.35pm > 7.35pm

 

How will I get from the airport to the conference venue (40 mins drive)?

There are several bus and shuttle options for the 29-kilometre journey from Dunedin airport to the
central city.

Super Shuttle runs a regular service – 2 adults from the airport to the city would cost $30 in a shared ride and take approximately 50 minutes. Rates per person are less for groups (6 adults can travel for $70). Bookings and quotes can be arranged on their website (https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Booking/) or by phone (0800 748 885)

Airport Shuttles Dunedin advertises standard pricing for pick up or drop off within 5 km of the Octagon. For a shared ride 2 adults from the airport to the city would cost $36. Rates per person are less for groups (5+ adults can travel for $12 each. Bookings can be arranged on their website (https://www.airportshuttlesdunedin.co.nz/book-online) or by phone (0800 477800)

Kiwi Shuttles is a local company offering a rostered service to meet flights and on demand shuttles for group bookings. For two adults a shared ride into the city would cost $36. For groups of 6 – 11 the fare would be $10 per person. There is an extra $2 charge if you pay by credit card. Bookings can be arranged on their website (http://www.kiwishuttles.co.nz/book.php) or by phone (0800 365 494)

Dunedin Taxis (Blue Bubble member and ‘Taxi Charge’ partner) does not operate a shuttle service however cabs from the airport to the central city are available and can be booked online (http://www.dunedintaxis.co.nz/bookings) or by phone (03 477 7777). price is likely to be $80+

The website for Dunedin Passenger Service (http://www.dunedinpassengerservice.co.nz/) allows for trips to be booked in a variety of vehicles (for example an environmentally friendly hybrid car seating up to 3 passengers would cost approximately $75 from the airport to the city.

 

I’m looking for a hotel close to the conference venue. Do you have any accommodation deals?

We do have deals with some hotels who offer special conference rates for our delegates. Please find the offers below:


Scenic Hotel:

Standard Rooms             $179.00 incl GST

Superior Rooms              $199.00 incl GST

These rates are room only and are non-commissionable.

The best way for your guests to access the rates offered will be to phone our Central Reservations team – 0800 69 69 63 and mention the Labour Party Conference. The reference numbers are:

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross                   7523380

Scenic Hotel Dunedin City                      18286734

 

Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge:

We will offer the delegates a Bed & Breakfast rate of $170 for a standard room or $210 for a Superior Garden facing room. Rates are inclusive of gst and include breakfast daily for up to 2 pax.
Bookings to be made direct only to reservations@mercureleisurelodge.co.nz please mention Labour Party Conference.

 

Cable Court Motel

 

The Executive Residence Boutique Hotel 

Special Labour Party Conference rate is $189  a night for delegates. The price includes GST. Please mention Labour Party Conference when you book the room.

 

There is also the option of booking your accommodation through Airbnb (www.airbnb.co.nz) - an example is here.

You can book other Dunedin accommodations here: http://dunedinnz.com/visit/accommodation

An overview of all accommodations and their locations can be found here. Our conference venue is in the RED area.

 

Alternatively, there will be billets (stay with local members) available provided by Dunedin North and Dunedin South LECs. Please fill in the form and send it to Chrissy Real at chrissy.real@labour.org.nz

 

Constitutional requirements related to Annual Conference

To view Annual Conference related constitutional requirements click here.

 

Any other questions? Please email: chrissy.real@labour.org.nz