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Early bird prize draw

For those who registered on or before the 15th July 2019 your registration will be entered in the draw to win the early bird prize, a Wicked WOMAD weekend in Taranaki!


The early bird prize includes a double Saturday day pass for WOMAD March 2020 and 2 nights’ accommodation (for two) at the Plymouth International Hotel.


The early bird prize will be drawn at the close of conference on Thursday 12th September and you must be present to win!

Registration fees and invoicing

The Early Bird Conference registration fee is $525 + GST valid until the 15th July 2019. All registrations received after 16th July 2019 will be at the standard rate of $625 + GST.


Following completion of your registration, invoices for conference registration fees will be issued by i-SITE New Zealand.


  • Registrations made on or before the 20th June 2019 - invoiced in June 2019
  • Registrations made on or after the 21st June 2019 - invoiced in July 2019

The conference registration fee includes all meals as stated in the programme, evening functions and entertainment along with conference plenary sessions and workshops.


Registrations close on 31st July 2019 and all fees must be paid prior to 31st August 2019 to be eligible for inclusion in the Early Bird prize draw.

Stay in Taranaki

Conference accommodation rates and rooms have been secured at both The Plymouth and its sister hotel, the Auto Lodge Motor Inn, in New Plymouth for the duration of the conference.


Accommodation bookings must be booked directly with the reservation team at The Plymouth or Auto Lodge Hotel and to access the rates below you should quote i-SITE Conference. The hotel will arrange to take payment for bookings that have been made with you directly.The accommodation rates quoted below apply for stays between the 9th -13th September inclusive.


On arrival at the hotel you will be required to present a valid credit card for security to cover any other charges made to your hotel room.


On departure you will be required to settle any outstanding items on your account in full with your chosen hotel.


Accommodation bookings are subject to a cancellation policy - please discuss these directly with your chosen accommodation provider.


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Professional code of conduct

i-SITE New Zealand has a professtional code of conduct which outlines the expectations regarding the conduct of participants at i-SITE New Zealand (i-SITE NZ) activities, to ensure the safety of all personnel and to ensure that high professional standards are met.


When registering to attend the i-SITE New Zealand Annual Conference, you while be required to accept the i-SITE New Zealand Professional Code of Conduct that is expected to be adhered too throughout conference.


A copy of the code can be found here.


Auto Lodge Motor Inn

The Auto Lodge Motor Inn is located approximately 250 metres from the conference venue at The Plymouth hotel and 8kms from the airport. The Auto Lodge Motor Inn is within easy walking distance to the coastal walkway, beaches, Pukekura Park and the central business district.


The Auto Lodge Motor Inn pride themselves on their personalised service and are proud to be a Qualmark 4-Star rated property. The Auto Lodge Motor Inn is privately owned and operated. On-site facilities include Juliana’s Restaurant and Bar, indoor heated pool and spa, business centre, guest laundry and pool table.

Standard studio rooms

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $159; Twin share $179

Superior studio rooms

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $189; Twin share $209

The Plymouth

New Plymouth’s largest independently owned hotel, conference facility and events centre and is proud to be the only Qualmark 4-Star rated hotel in New Plymouth. The Orangery has been rated New Plymouth's best restaurant on Tripadvisor for the past year and hotel has won a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business award.


The hotel is set between New Plymouth’s two major one-way systems – so driving across town in either direction is super-easy. New Plymouth's beloved Coastal Walkway is a short stroll from the front desk and great swimming can be found at East End Beach less than five minutes from there, the CBD (where you can shop, eat and visit the Len Lye Centre and Puke Ariki museum)  is 750 metres away.

Standard studio rooms (queen plus king single)

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $179; Twin share $199

Executive studio rooms (queen plus king single)

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $209; Twin share $229

Deluxe king studio rooms (king bed)

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $229; Twin share $249

Plymouth Suite - dual living 2 bathrooms (king plus king single)

B&B per room per night: Single occupancy $329; Twin share $349