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UniForum NZ '98 General Information

Travel Information -- Accomodation -- Cell Phones and Pagers -- Social Events -- Special Needs

Travel Information

Airline bookings and confirmations are the responsibility of delegates.


A limited amount of accommodation at the Wairakei Hotel, Taupo, is reserved for the conference on a first-come, first-served basis. Any overflow will be accommodated at other hotels/motels in Taupo itself.

Room Rate: $130 including GST. Each room contains at least a single and a double bed. Extra beds are available at $17 per person.

Accommodation must be booked before April 24th. Please indicate on the registration form the dates you require accommodation, so the booking can be made for you.

Delegates are responsible for the payment of accommodation and other hotel expenses directly to the hotel.

If you have any special requirements (eg cot, extra beds, baby-sitter etc) please note in the accommodation section of the registration form.

Cellular Phones and Pagers

Out of consideration for the speakers and delegates we request that cellular phones are switched off, or are operated in silent mode during conference sessions.

Delegates may be contacted through the Conference Registration at the hotel, phone +64 7 374 8021 or fax +64 7 374 8485. Delegates will not be interrupted during conference sessions to take messages, but urgent messages will be delivered immediately the session finishes.

Social Events

President's Cocktail Party

Join our President Bruce Miller and the rest of the UniForum NZ Board, sponsors and speakers in an informal get-together from 7.30pm, Wednesday 20 May.

Dress: Casual

Half-gallon, Quarter-acre Pavlova Paradise

Theme Dinner

A celebration of Kiwiana and holidays by the beach.

Dress: Fred Dagg will personally judge the costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the most inventive costumes.

Extra tickets for guests are available at $60 each.

Hollywood Awards Conference Dinner

Commencing with a Champagne Cocktail hour, the conference dinner on Friday evening will feature a formal dinner and fine wines.

Dress: Formal, or even downright glamorous!

Extra tickets for guests are available at $90 each.

Children are not encouraged to attend this function. Babysitters can be arranged through the conference organisers. Please advise if this is required.

Special Needs

If you require a diabetic or vegetarian diet, or wheelchair access, please note on the conference form so that your needs can be satisfied.