Members and supporters of the New Zealand National Party Northern Region are invited

to the 79th Northern Regional Convention. This year the convention will be held

at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mount Wellington,

Auckland. The convention will commence at 5.30pm on Friday 12th May 2017 with the

campaign workshop, followed by the regional list ranking sessions and a social function

organised by the National Professionals. The weekend will conclude on Sunday 14th

May 2017 at approximately 1.00pm.

Programme

We have an impressive programme for our 2017 convention with an engaging mix of

speakers from within and outside the Party at the main floor sessions, in addition to the

popular policy breakouts, remit sessions, and our keynote address by Rt Hon Bill English.

As 2017 is an election year, the programme was developed with a clear focus on campaign

matters, as well as recognising the successes of the New Zealand National Party.

An agenda will be included in the convention book posted to you at the beginning of

May.

As this is election year, we have to undertake the list ranking process and this will be

completed on the Friday evening with the 3rd meet the candidate meeting, followed

immediately by the final list ranking meeting.

Group Breakfasts

There will be two breakfasts held at Waipuna on Saturday morning, one for the

Bluegreens group and the other for electorate chairs/campaign chairs. If you would like

to attend the Bluegreens breakfast, please select this on your registration form and add

the cost of $35.00 per person to your payment. We will contact electorate/campaign

chairs separately about their breakfast meeting.

Saturday Night Function

Tickets for the dinner are not included and will need to be booked in addition to your

registration. This is $67.50 per person for dinner and live entertainment. Pre-dinner drinks

with Rt Hon Bill English are $30.00 per person, again this is a separate function to the

registration fee.

Registration

The 2017 registration fee includes the cost of the convention, your copy of the booklet

and lunch on Saturday; please note that there is no lunch on the Sunday and the hotel

restaurant is fully booked for mothers’ day. We cannot make meal refunds for the convention

as these are prepaid to the hotel a week in advance.

The registration desk will be open from 5.30pm on the Friday night. If registrations are

paid on or prior to Monday 10 April 2017, the registration fee will be $180.00 (early bird

discount). After this date, the fee will increase by $20.00. Young Nationals’ registration

is offered at a reduced rate of $95.00 (early bird) if paid by the 10 April otherwise it

increases to $120.00 after that date.

Register online: http://northern2017.national.org.nz

For hardcopy registration form click here

For conference details click here

Voting

The convention book will be with the printers before all nominations from the northern

region AGMs have been received, therefore biographies for candidates seeking

nomination for regional positions will be made available to voting delegates at the

registration desk. This is for regional chair, regional deputy chairs, policy chair, and the

northern representatives to the National list ranking committee. For information on the

nomination process please contact the northern region office.

Unable to attend?

You may make a personal substitution for the convention however a substitution form

must be filled in and signed. Contact your electorate secretary for further details.

Accommodation – Waipuna Hotel

Some rooms have been reserved at the Waipuna Hotel at a discounted rate of $155.25

(GST incl) per night for convention guests; booking accommodation is the responsibility

of the individual and has not been included on this registration form. Contact the

hotel on 0800 924 786 or res@waipunahotel.co.nz and quote booking code NZN0517

to secure the discounted rate.

We encourage you to register online through the website and we look forward to seeing you at the convention.

If you have any questions about the northern regional convention, please contact:

Sharon Nightingale

Regional coordinator

Northern Region New Zealand National Party

021 177 2998/09 524 8628

Sharon.nightingale@national.org.nz

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