Sponsored by the Wellington District

Date:  Sunday 30 May 2021

Time:  6:00pm – 10:00pm

Venue:  Masonic Hotel, Corner of Tennyson Street and Marine Parade – Gatsby Function Room

Theme:  Art Deco

Dress: Art Deco style 

There is no better way to kick off conference in the 'Art Deco City' than with an Art Deco themed Official Opening Dinner bought to your by the Wellington District. 


Sponsored by

Art Deco Buses will depart from outside the Napier War Memorial & Conference Centre at 2:00pm

Date:  Monday 31 May 2021

Time:  2:30pm – 5:00pm

Venue:  Napier Prison

Dress Code: Casual

Napier Prison is the oldest penal complex in New Zealand, having opened in 1862 and finally closed its doors in 1993. Join us for a historic tour to hear about the different buildings in the ground of the prison, such as The Pound, originally housing unstable patients, can you guess the origins of its name? Learn why the toilet doors had to be shortened, about the graffiti and gang propaganda, why the prisoners in the graveyard were buried in a strange position and more…

But wait there is more…. Using your eyes, ears, wits and wiles your team will need to figure out the clues presented to you, open the locks that keep you from your goal and gather together what you need to escape.  Experience the worldwide Escape Game phenomenon inside a unique and unforgettable location

Art Deco Buses will depart from Napier Prison at 5:00pm, you will be taken on a tour of Napier and ending at the Crab Farm Winery.  


Sponsored by Windsor Industries

Date:  Monday 31 May 2020

  5:45pm – 9:30

Venue:  Crab Farm Winery

Dress: Casual

Crab Farm Winery is a boutique family owned and operated winery and restaurant located just out of Napier in Bay View.  Established in 1987 they offer a wide range of wines all grown on their three vineyards located throughout Hawkes Bay. We will finish the day with a Crab Farm experience - wine tasting, platters and a sumptuous dinner in their sunny courtyard and shaded treehouse.


Gala Dinner Sponsored by Lucentt
Entertainment Sponsored by Taylormade Caskets

Date:  Tuesday 1 June 2021

Time:  6:00pm – late

Venue:  Napier War Memorial & Conference Centre Ballroom

Dress:  Formal – option to wear your Art Deco theme again

The final night, an opportunity to put on your glad rags and dine in style with entertainment to get your shoes tapping. We will also be including the Graduation for our 2019 Funeral Directing Diploma students who due to COVID had their graduation cancelled this year.


Date:  Monday 31 May 2021

Time:  9:00am – 1:30pm

Dress Code:  Casual

Cost:  $61+gst (includes lunch, 1 x glass of wine/juice & transport)

With an eclectic mix of boutique stores and providores. The Havelock North Village provides an intimate shopping experience. Enjoy an hour & a half to shop at your leisure.

From there we will visit a very special place in the heart of beautiful Hawke's Bay. Set in the countryside, Birdwood’s is a 'must see' for all visitors. You will have time to wander through the gallery, sculpture garden, and the much-loved old-fashioned sweet shop before having lunch in the Garden Room


8:45am Transport departs from outside the Napier War Memorial & Conference Centre 
9:15am Arrive at Havelock North Village for shopping at leisure
10:50am  Depart for Birdwood
11:00am Arrive at Birdwoods - wander through the gallery, sculpture garden and sweet shop
12:00pm  Lunch in the Garden Room 
1:00pm  Depart for Napier 



Official Opening Dinner  Art Deco Theme 
Education Sessions  Business Attire
Napier Prison & Escape Room  Casual (suncreen, hat)
Casual Dinner & Crab Farm Winery Casual (sunscreen, hat)
Gala Dinner & Graduation  Formal
Partners Day Trip  Casual (sunscreen, hat)