Welcome Message

Welcome message from Water New Zealand Chief Executive Gillian Blythe – COVID-19 RESPONSE

Due to COVID-19 we have further postponed our conference until Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 December 2021 with the Taumata Arowai and Department of Internal Affairs pre-conference workshop on Monday 6 December.

Over the past three weeks since I last updated you, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. It has become clear that we are unlikely to reach Alert Level One in time to have our conference as planned in October.

However, we are very fortunate to have been able to secure these new dates in December and are optimistic that we will be able to bring you a safe face to face conference. If groups of more than 100 are still not possible at that time, we have an extended back-up date in February 2022.

Our events team has been working behind the scenes to ensure exhibitors and sponsors have all been notified. If you are registered to attend this conference, your registration automatically moves to the new dates, and as per the last postponement, please get in touch directly with your accommodation and travel providers about rescheduling your travel dates. If you are one of our programme speakers, your presentation time and day will remain the same but reflecting the December dates.
Thank you for coming on this journey with us. I sincerely hope we can bring you the Water New Zealand Conference & Expo before the end of the year. If you have any further questions or concerns please contact Avenues Event Management at waternz@avenues.co.nz.

Once again, thank you for your understanding and patience and we look forward to meeting you in Hamilton in December.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Ngā Mihi Nui
Gillian Blythe
Water New Zealand CEO

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