Silver Jubilee Conference

Silver Jubilee Conference
Monday 21 – Friday 25 June 2021, Distinction Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua Programme and Registration Information
Conference Theme
The Future and What it Holds?

All events are at the Distinction Hotel, unless otherwise stated
Monday 21 June
12.00 Registration for delegates opens, Fenton Foyer
6.00 Registration for delegates closes
7.00 Arrival Dinner in Kowhai Restaurant, (Bookings are essential)

Tuesday 22 June
7.00 Registration for delegates opens, Fenton Foyer

7.15 Nufarm Croplands Agrichemical Morning, buses depart from Reception for venue with breakfast on arrival
8.00 Nufarm Croplands Agrichemical Morning
10.30 Morning Tea
12.15 Nufarm Croplands Agrichemical Morning concludes, buses return to hotel

9.00 “Good Yarn” Workshop (maximum of 20 persons, $5 per person for the work book) in Cards Lounge
10.15 Morning Tea
12.00 “Good Yarn” Workshop concludes

12.00 Trade Display and Courtesy Lounge open
   12.00 Meet & Greet Lunch (in Trade Display area)
1.00 Welcome and Official Opening by TBA
         Introductions of Council, Conference Committee, Delegates and all sponsors and exhibitors.
1.40 Threats and Opportunities in the next 10 years, Tony Alexander, Independent Economist
2.20 Electric Vehicles of the Future, Rod Gardner, New Holland
3.00 Conference Group Photo
3.10 Afternoon Tea (in Trade Display area)

3.10 Partners Get Together and High Tea in the Pavilion Café
4.30 Partners function concludes

3.30 Product Showcase where Partners and Platinum (15 mins), Gold (10 mins) & Silver sponsors (5 mins) have time to showcase their latest goods and services
4.30 Sessions close
5.00 Buses depart from Reception for Welcome Night Dinner
5.30 Nufarm Croplands Welcome Night Dinner, Cultural Evening and Hangi at Mitai Maori Village
8.30 Dinner concludes, buses return to hotel

Wednesday 23 June
7.30 Coffee in the Trade Display, Courtesy Lounge opens
8.25 Housekeeping
8.30 Waste Management panel discussion,
Marty Hoffman, Zero Waste Network
Tony Wilson, Agrecovery
Chris Hartshorne, Plasback

10.00 Morning Tea (in Trade Display area)
10.30 What Are Your Legal Obligations, Lyn Booker, Three60 Consult
11.15 Marketing Your Business, St John Craner, Agrarian Rural Marketing
12.00 Lunch in (in Trade Display area)
1.00 Delegates and Partners depart on Adventure Afternoon, visiting buried Maori Village and three lakes on DUCK Amphibious vehicles. Maximum of 112 persons, half on each trip)
Alternative, bus to visit a sheep milking farm.
4.30 Return to hotel
5.00 Drinks (in Trade Display Area)
6.00 Charity Auction Dinner. Auctioneer Mike McLeod, Farmlands. Proceeds go to St Johns Ambulance who will be in attendance.
10.00 Evening concludes

Thursday 24 June
7.30 Coffee in the Trade Display, Courtesy Lounge opens
8.25 Housekeeping
8.30 Keeping up with Employment Law, Lynn Booker, Three60 Consult.

9.40 Looking After Your Hazardous Materials, Ken Clarke, Responsible Care New Zealand
10.10 Morning Tea (in Trade Display area)
10.30 Cannabis And Its Effects for The Employer, panel discussion,
Lynn Booker, Three60 Consult
Al McCone, WorkSafe New Zealand
Nathan Hayward, Rothbury Insurance
Errol Brain, The Drug Detection Agency
11.00 Partners Cooking Demonstration with Karena & Kasey Bird in Kowhai Restaurant
11.50 Presentations for Innovation Awards
12.30 Lunch (in Trade Display area)
12.30 Vintage Machinery display, in car park
1.30 Trade Display and Courtesy Lounge closes
1.30 Prize Draws and Competition Results by Exhibitors and Sponsors
1.40 Impacts of Actions for Healthy Waterways panel discussion
           Paul Le Miére, Federated Farmers
           Peter Wilson, Federated Farmers
           Sara Clark, Ministry for the Environment
           TBA, Green Party

3.00 Afternoon Tea
3.20 Annual General Meeting
4.30 AGM and conference concludes
6.00 Buses depart for Skyline Rotorua
7.00 Rothbury Rural Contractor Awards Dinner
9.00 Dancing
9.30 Shuttle bus commences for return to hotel
12.00 Awards Dinner concludes and conference closes and last bus departs for hotel

Friday 25 June
St John First Aid Training, Conference Centre, rooms TBA
9.00 First Aid Level 1- 8 hour course

One day course is ideal for first aiders in workplaces and anyone wanting to learn the basics of  first aid. It is suited to those new to first aid training, or for renewing your certificate if it was issued more than 2 years ago (dated before 26 June 2019). The course emphasises practical skills in a fun and interactive learning environment.

Cost is $125 incl GST

   9.00 First Aid Refresher – 6 hour course

Choose our First Aid Refresher course to renew your First Aid Level 1, Level 2, or equivalent certification. We’ll provide you with the latest first aid information and techniques needed to take care of yourself and others in the home or workplace. You can take part of this course online – simply tick the box after adding your attendee details. Specific prerequisites: Must have a current First Aid Level 1, Level 2, Refresher, or equivalent certificate that is less than 2 years old (dated after 25 June 2019).

Cost is $100 incl GST

We will monitor the registrations for this training and advice closer to the event if it is viable or not.
If you are interested in this training, please register for it and we will advise closer to the time.