Please join us 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st November 2018 at Te Wharewaka Function Centre on the Wellington waterfront for pre-dinner canapés and a glass of wine on arrival. This will be followed by a Māori Style Buffet dinner and entertainment.
The Conference Dinner is built into your registration fee, so you need not pay separately for this event.
We look forward to seeing you there.
An airport shuttle bus is available at the airport to take you to your accommodation. Buses are familiar with the location of all lodgings. Depending on your arrival time, it can take around 20 minutes from airport to city. The cost is around $20 – you pay in cash to the driver.
You can either catch a shuttle bus from outside the airport or make an online booking. Here are 2 options:
See you in Wellington!
OCIES 2018 is just over a week away. A Powhiri (Māori Cultural Welcome) will be held at Te Herenga Waka Marae, Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington, on Monday 19th November at 2pm and finishing at 3.30pm. Conference participants should gather at 48 Kelburn Parade (by the Overbridge at Kelburn Campus) at 1.40pm for a briefing.
In keeping with Māori protocols, conference participants (as visitors) will sing a waiata (song). Please check the soundbite (of the simple song, Te Aroha) and learn the waiata ahead of the welcome ceremony.
The OCIES 2018 draft conference programme is now ready to view on the OCIES website. Please check out the draft programme and urgently advise of any omissions, errors, repeats or specific requests by 6pm on Sunday 28 October 2018.
- All authors of accepted papers (including individual group/panel members) are to register formally for the conference (via the conference website) by 30 October 2018. The conference registration list will be checked before the final Conference Academic Programme is confirmed. So please avoid any personal disappointments by registering for the conference!
- A final Conference Academic Programme is to be posted on the 1 November, 2018. (A conference programme booklet, however, will be made available at the registration desk on the 19 November, 2018.
- All responses to and queries relating to this draft programme are to be sent to Kabini or Stella via the conference e-mail, <OCIESemail@example.com>
We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming you in Wellington!