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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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CONFERENCE UPDATE (No. 2)


Meals:

Saturday – Lunch and afternoon tea provided.

Sunday – Afternoon tea provided.

Monday to Wednesday – Lunch and Tea provided (only for those who have paid the Conference Registration Fee).

If you are staying at Ventura Inn, the rates include a Continental Buffet Breakfast.

The Election

Please make sure you make a special vote for the Election before you come to Conference.

The Principal at Wesley College is arranging a booth at Wesley College for those who wish to make Special Votes (not General Votes).

Conference Packs:

Conference Packs (Satchels) will be available from 8.00am on Friday 7 November at Lotafala’ia Church and at Wesley College on Saturday/Sunday. Those not collected, will be available on Monday – Wednesday at the Help Desk at the New Life Convention Centre.

Agenda:

Your Agenda’s were sent out to you around 9 October. If you have not received yours, please contact Amy at the Connexional Office (03 364 9427 or email amys@methodist.org.nz).

Transport:

If you have emailed Amy regarding transport, she will get back to you shortly.

Airport – regarding transport to and from the airport, you will need to make these arrangements for yourself. However, if you are staying at Ventura Inn, please contact them as they provide free airport transfers (Phone Raewyn 09 275 4540).

Thursday & Friday – You will need to make your own arrangements.

Saturday & Sunday - We are presently arranging transport for those who have emailed Amy at the Connexional Office for Saturday & Sunday and she will get back to you shortly.

Monday – Wednesday - the New Life Convention Centre is a 10 minute walk from Venture Inn. There will also be a van providing transport to the New Life Convention Centre starting at approximately 8.45am and returning again in the evening if you prefer not to walk.

Parking: - There is parking available for those who are travelling by car at all venues.

Able Rental Cars: - If you would like to book a rental car over the days of Conference, we have made a good deal with Chris & Julianne Danby at Able Rental Cars. $39 per day (not including petrol). When booking, please quote you are from the Methodist Church so as to get the discounted rate. Phone: 0800 427 978.

Air New Zealand Flights: - Please note Air New Zealand will now only accept one 25kg bag for free. They no longer go on weight.


Lay Preachers Annual Gathering / Lunch

There will be a gathering at Wesley College for Lay Preachers at 10am on Saturday the 8th of November (before the Powhiri), followed by lunch at 12pm. The venue for the gathering/lunch will be the Guidance Centre at Wesley College.

Evangelical Network and Liberal Society

The Evangelical Network and Liberal Society Dinner is on Sunday 9 November from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Address:

Shed 16

64 Jesmond Rd
(Runciman)
Drury
Papakura District

Ph: 09-294 6687

There is a cost of $25 per person. It would be helpful if people could prepay to Evangelical Network, PO Box 12127, Christchurch 8242.

When coming from Wesley College, head towards Drury along SH22 and Shed 16 and Jesmond Rd are on the left about 2km before State Highway One.

When coming from SH1, take the Drury off ramp – turn towards Pukekohe and Shed 16 and Jesmond Rd are on the right about 2km from the Motorway.

The event will include artwork and audio-visual presentations for inspiration and ideas, and meditations / experiences for personal reflection.

Medical Assistance

Dr. Maika Kinahoi Veikune will be available for urgent assistance Monday to Wednesday at Conference.