Social programme

Welcome function

Thursday 22 April
6pm – 7.30pm
Hokonui Room, Heartland Hotel Croydon

Settle in after your travels, catch up with old friends and meet some new Community Board members in this relaxed environment. Dinner is not included however the Hotel has a restaurant on site or you may wish to familiarise yourselves with some of the local dining establishments.

Includes beverages (beer, wine, non alcoholic options) and canapes

Included in full registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased for $45 subject to availability.

NZCBC -Gore landscape

Conference Dinner

Friday 23 April
7pm – 11pm
Trust Room, Heartland Hotel Croydon

Enjoy Southland’s hospitality and the company of your colleagues, and be entertained and impressed by local talent the region has become famous for.

Includes beverages (beer, wine, non alcoholic options), dinner and entertainment

Included in full registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased for $110 subject to availability.

Taste of Gore

Saturday 24 April
4.30pm – 5.30pm

A guided tour of the recently refurbished Eastern Southland Gallery, which includes international artworks from the John Money Collection, and exhibitions featuring prominent New Zealand artists Ralph Hotere and Tony Fomison. A visit will be made to the Hokonui Moonshine Museum project which celebrates a colourful local illicit whiskey industry and includes a new distillery wing. Followed by whiskey tasting, refreshments and nibbles at the neighbouring Maruawai Centre, before heading over to Thomas Green Public House and Dining Room for our farewell dinner!

Includes admission to Eastern Southland Gallery, Hokonui Moonshine Museum and Maruawai Centre, whisky tasting and nibbles.

Included in full registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased for $30 subject to availability.

NZCBC hokonui moonshine museum

Farewell dinner

Saturday 24 April
from 5.30pm

Thomas Green Public House and Dining Room

The Thomas Green Public House and Dining Room celebrates one of Gore's earliest entrepreneurs and it's first Mayor. The building that houses this new establishment was originally built in 1906. The original street facade of the building has been carefully restored and the interior stylings echo this grand era with a contemporary twist. The story of Thomas Green is told inside along with historic imagery of Gore in the early 1900s.

Includes two course meal and entertainment (local and former Gold Guitar winner Cheryl Anderson). Cash bar.

Included in full registration fee, additional tickets can be purchased for $50 subject to availability.