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Monday 2 September 2024 - 6.00pm

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Welcome Drinks will take place at Mr Brightside Rooftop Bar, Oxford Tce.  This venue is a short, scenic stroll along the Avon, from the Christchurch Town Hall.

How to Get There

Join us on Monday night for an evening of re-connecting with colleagues and meeting new friends.

Tickets are included with your conference registration, however, for planning purposes, you must register to attend.​

Guest tickets are available via the registration form $45+GST

Arrival drinks and snacks are supplied, followed by a cash bar

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MAURICE AND I - Feature Movie
Monday 2 September 2024 - 8.00pm
Kindly sponsored by Marshall Day Acoustics 


Lumiere Cinema, Christchurch Art Centre, 26 Rolleston Ave, Christchurch​

The Cinema is a short 10 min walk from Mr Brightside Rooftop Bar.

How to Get There

The movie, featuring our keynote speaker Sir Harold Marshall, will start at 8pm following the welcome function. 

Tickets are free of charge for conference attendees. Spaces are limited so this will be a ticketed event.  Please register your attendance via the online registration form, or directly to 

Maurice and I is a feature-length documentary celebrating Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney’s hugely influential architectural partnership, and their legacy that was all but lost in the devastating Christchurch earthquakes. This remarkable partnership, their approach to design and their signature use of materials transformed the face of Christchurch in 60s and 70s, and influenced their architectural peers throughout New Zealand. Within a short decade Christchurch was to shrug off its reputation for somewhat stuffy Georgian and neo-gothic architecture for a distinctive ‘brutalist’ style that was bold, modern and often controversial.

Then in 2011, almost the entire built legacy of Warren and Mahoney was destroyed. Among the buildings which suffered major damage was the Christchurch Town Hall, regarded by many, including the architects themselves, as their finest work. Internationally renowned for its elegant, brutalist form and sophisticated interiors, the Christchurch Town Hall revolutionised the design approach to performance spaces and acoustic engineering.


As the Christchurch Town Hall’s fate hangs in the balance, Sir Miles Warren and Maurice Mahoney reflect on their remarkable partnership. Maurice & I combines rare archival footage alongside exclusive interviews with Sir Miles and Maurice Mahoney, including their final interview together.

Tuesday 3 September 2024 - 6.30pm

Kindly Sponsored by GIB  

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The GIB Gala Dinner will take place at the stunning

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, 312 Montreal St

Join us on Tuesday night at the Christchurch Art Gallery for a wonderful evening of celebration and entertainment.    Witty, engaging and well-informed, Te Radar promises to make the 2024 Conference Gala Dinner one to remember!

How to Get There

All full conference registrations include a Gala Dinner ticket.  For planning purposes, you must register to attend the dinner, via the online registration form.  

If you wish to purchase a ticket for a guest, these are available via your conference registration. 

Guest tickets are $135+GST

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Dinner Speaker and MC - Te Radar

Te Radar is one of the most recognised entertainers and personalities in New Zealand. Whether as a stand up comedian, documentary maker or the fusion of both in his keynote speeches, he is as gregarious as he is accomplished.

Having won just about every New Zealand comedy award available, including the Fred and Billy T Awards for excellence in comedy, he also has a myriad of accolades in documentary making from the Qantas Awards in Film and Television to the NZ Television Awards.  In 2018 he received an honorary Master of Arts degree from Wintec for his contribution to Media and Entertainment.


Te Radar emphasises that human stories are universal; we are a species that relate to each other. Using stories he loves, he shares a broader message about life, while being funny, entertaining, and serious when needed, following through on the emotional connection within these stories and leaving his audience heard, uplifted, and entertained.

Te Radar appears by arrangement with Johnson & Laird

Gwyn Reynolds Jazz Trio

After dinner we will be entertained by the Gwyn Reynolds Jazz Trio.

From swinging jazz and blues to sophisticated Latin and funk stylings, the Trio promises to round out an evening to remember.

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