the successful Brisbane event, the second Australasia reunion for
BI staff was held towards the end of April 2003. Fine wather prevailed
and by all accounts the reunion was a great success with all the myriad
arrangements and the curry coming in for particular praise.
Auckland was chosen
after taking soundings at the Brisbane 2001 reunion, where there was
a good deal of support for Auckland. Known
as the City of Sails, Auckland is built on the shores of the Waitemata
Harbour. The downtown area of the city is on the harbour's edge.
- See a list of those attending the reunion
hotel chosen is The Heritage (left), which is located on Hobson Street,
virtually across the road from the Sky City Casino, and within easy
walking distance of the waterfront and Americas Cup Village, as well
as the city's main shopping area and the Maritime Museum. The hotel's
facilities include pool, gym and a pleasant bar called the Muddy Farmer.
Close by are several cafes, pubs and restaurants. Rooms are spacious
and well appointed, all with en-suite facilities. The reunion dinner
will be held in the Hotel.
Auckland. Check in at The Heritage
The BI registration desk will be manned by members of the organising
- Welcome cocktail party
April 25 Anzac Day
will be a dawn parade and mid-morning service at the Auckland
War Memorial Museum in the Domain for those who wish to attend.
be open at 1300
dinner at the Heritage
to Waiheke Island including harbour ferry cruise, visit
to a vineyard with wine-tasting, and a barbecue lunch at the vineyard's
Mud Brick Café
at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145 New North Road. A coach transfer
will be provided from the hotel to the venue but as some may wish
to stay to socialise, attendees will make their own way back.
Taxis are not expensive. For those in a fit state to walk, the
distance is approximately two kilometres!
twin NZ$188 per room per night
the NZ$ amounts by the following factors to arrive at the approximate
equivalent in your own currency:
other than those included at the Cocktail Party and the Reunion
Dinner, will be on a cash bar basis
NZ$45 per person
Dinner, inc drinks
and other operators require a deposit in order to confirm space.
A deposit of $150 per person is required, which is refundable
in full up until two months prior to the commencement date of
Flights to and from Auckland
Australia and other countries should make enquiries at their local
airline office or travel agent. It
is possible that Mark Kenyon will be able to improve on air fares
for Australian residents, so feel free to contact him with the details
of what you have been quoted.
Mark Kenyon can
make flight reservations for New Zealand residents outside Auckland,
but please note that the lower fares are payable WITHIN 24 HOURS of
confirmation of flights and are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Due to the rules
governing most air fares, and the hotelís cancellation policy, it
is strongly recommended that you take insurance cover against unforeseen
circumstances. New Zealand residents please note that there is a policy
available for travel within New Zealand and for domestic cancellation
We will not send
out receipts in order to save on postage costs. Please check your
bank or credit card statements.
Length of stay
of the Reunion is four nights. If you require a longer or a shorter
stay at the Heritage in Auckland, please state the number of nights
required on the registration form. Mark
Kenyon will be pleased to make any additional arrangements for you
if you intend spending more time in New Zealand either side of the
for specific interest groups can be arranged. These could include
"Chantala", "Chindwara", troopships, educational cruise ships. If
you are interested in a small group gathering, please state the subject
of your interest on the registration form. We would point out that
there may be an additional charge for any such function.
For all payment
and booking details see the downloadable PDF
form, which also contains all the above information. Simply download,
print and complete the form and send with payment to:
Remi-Kenyon Travel Ltd
PO Box 28-343
Mark Kenyon firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel/Fax: (09) 523 1366
Nick Edwards Jnedwards@xtra.co.nz
Tel: (09) 528 5279
Tony and Anne Gates email@example.com
Tel: (09) 528 4199