Rotorua Events Centre,
New Zealand


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Social programme

Welcome reception - Monday 9th November, 5-7pm

Māori welcome and keynote, followed by canapes and drinks.

Mitai Village experience - Tuesday 10th November

Enter the world of Mitai, and learn about the history of this area which was once flourished in villages. See our fierce warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream. Highly recommened. More information:


Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Dinner - Wednesday 11th November

A tour of Hobbiton Movie set followed by dinner at the Green Dragon Inn.


Conference field trip - Wednesday 11th November (afternoon)

Venues include:

  • Plant & Food Research - Te Puke Site
  • Scion Research
  • Compac
  • Comvita
  • Packhouses
  • Afternoon tea at the Mt Maunganui Surf Club overlooking an iconic New Zealand beach

  • Finishes at Hobbiton for the conference dinner function. 

     Mount Surf Club