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62nd Annual Convention

17th January, 2025 @ 12:00 pm - 19th January, 2025 @ 12:00 pm

$10.00 – $100.00

17-19 January 2025, in Waitangi, Bay of Islands

With Al-Anon Participation

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Local transport

Local meetings

Things to do and see

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We look forward to welcoming you to the stunning Bay of Islands

Nestled in the far north of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands is a breathtakingly beautiful region renowned for its natural splendour and historical significance.

With over 140 picturesque islands dotting its azure waters, it offers a paradise for exploration and adventure. Visitors are enchanted by its pristine beaches, lush forests, and abundant marine life, perfect for activities such as sailing, snorkelling, and dolphin watching.

Rich in Maori and European history, the bay holds cultural significance with landmarks like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the nation’s founding document was signed.

Whether you’re seeking historical enlightenment, water-based adventures, or simply a tranquil escape amid stunning landscapes, the Bay of Islands offers a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty that captivates the hearts of all who visit.

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DETAILS & REGISTRATION

 

Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January 2025
Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands
1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

Theme –  “Acceptance is the Answer”

 

Registration

Weekend Registration $100
Early Bird Registration $85
Saturday only $70
Early Bird rate is available until midnight 1st January 2025

 

Catering

Friday night Buffet BBQ $55
Packed lunch Saturday $25
Buffet dinner Saturday $75
Dietary options will be available
Saturday night entertainment
Details to follow
$10

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PROGRAMME

 

Our programme is currently in development and full details and times will be updated soon.

Friday
Registrations open from 12 noon
Buffet BBQ dinner *
Mihi whakatau and opening meeting on Friday night

Saturday
A full day of meetings around our theme “Acceptance is the Answer”
Themed meetings, LGBTIQ+, Old Timers, International and Indigenous
Workshops tbc
Morning and afternoon tea
Packed lunch *
Buffet dinner *
Public meeting
Evening entertainment *

Sunday
Morning meeting and Spiritual meeting
12 noon close
* additional cost and booking required

 

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VENUE

 

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands

1 Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

The Copthorne Hotel Waitangi is a luxury waterfront resort, covering 60 acres of subtropical gardens, nestled within the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.  Overlooking the serene waters of the Bay, it features comfortable rooms, many with picturesque sea views, and modern amenities for a relaxing stay.  Its facilities include two restaurants, a day spa, tennis court, and a pool for leisurely dips.

There are plenty of sharing spaces at the Copthorne both inside and out – lounge area, restaurant/cafe, outside patio, poolside, wandering the extensive gardens, or even a blanket on the beach.

 

 

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PARKING

 

There is plenty of free parking at The Copthorne Hotel & Resort.

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ACCOMMODATION

 

January is peak season in the Bay of Islands, so we strongly suggest you book your accommodation early.

Copthorne Hotel & Resort

We have secured special pricing for Convention attendees.   Prices are per night.

Room Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Standard Garden View Room $261 $271
Superior Harbour View Room $280 $290
Superior Plus Water View Room $308 $318
Water View Suite $351 $361

Full cooked buffet breakfast available at $30 per person per day

 

Book Now

Use group code ANON25 (in Advanced Search), or call The Copthorne Bay of Islands on (09) 402 7411 and quote the group code

 

 

Other Accommodation

There is an abundance of motels, hotels and camping options within walking distance or a short drive away.

www.booking.com
www.airbnb.co.nz
Holiday Parks and Campgrounds

 

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GETTING THERE

 

By Air:
Fly to Kerikeri Airport (KKE): If you’re coming from another region in New Zealand or internationally, you can fly to Kerikeri Airport. It’s the closest airport to Paihia and Copthorne Hotel Waitangi.

Transfer to Paihia: From Kerikeri Airport, you can take a taxi, shuttle service, or rent a car to drive to Paihia, which is about a 25-minute drive away.

By Car:
From Auckland: Take State Highway 1 north and then follow State Highway 11 to Paihia. It’s approximately a 3.5 to 4-hour drive from Auckland, depending on traffic and road conditions.

From Kerikeri: Paihia is about a 25-minute drive from Kerikeri. Simply follow State Highway 10 south, then take State Highway 11 toward Paihia.

By Bus:
Intercity Bus: Intercity buses run services from various locations in New Zealand to Paihia. You can check their website for schedules and routes.

Once You’re in Paihia:

Once you’ve arrived in Paihia, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Waitangi is easily accessible:

Drive: If you have a car, simply follow the signs to Waitangi. The hotel is located near the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Taxi or Shuttle: Taxis and shuttle services are available.

Walk: Depending on where you are in Paihia, you may even be able to walk to Copthorne Hotel Waitangi if you don’t have too much luggage and the weather is suitable.

Remember to check the latest travel advisories and make any necessary reservations in advance, especially if you’re travelling during peak seasons.

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LOCAL TRANSPORT


There are several taxi and shuttle services available in the Bay of Islands region.  For airport transfers, we suggest you book early.  Check back as we will update this information closer to the event.  Most of these companies require advance booking.

Sandz Airport Shuttle
021 135 9903
https://book.heygoldie.com/Sandz-Airport-Shuttle#services

Kerikeri Taxis
021 22 55 120
www.kerikeritaxis.co.nz

ABC Shuttle Service
Bay of Islands Airport to Paihia
022 025 0800
www.abcshuttle.co.nz

Haruru Cabs
09 402 6292

Blackrobin Transport
+64 27 546 6463
info@blackrobintransport.co.nz

Paihia Taxis
09 402 7506

Dial-A-Ride
021 743 902

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LOCAL MEETINGS

 

We have local meetings in Paihia, Kerikeri, Kawakawa, and Kaikohe.  Please check our website for details.

www.aa.org.nz/meetings

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THINGS TO DO AND SEE (other than the Convention of course!)

 

Visit the Paihia Information Centre, by the wharf in Paihia, for information and ferry and excursion tickets

Here are some of our top suggestions of things to do and see in the region …

  1. Paihia: This town is a popular base for exploring the Bay of Islands. Enjoy the beach, shops, and restaurants.
  2. Waitangi Treaty Grounds: Visit the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, was signed in 1840. Explore the museum and grounds.
  3. Russell: Take a ferry to Russell, the country’s first capital. Stroll through the charming town, visit the Pompallier Mission, and enjoy the views from Flagstaff Hill.
  4. Cape Reinga: Although a bit north of the Bay of Islands, it’s worth the trip to see the iconic lighthouse and the meeting point of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean.
  5. Hole in the Rock: Take a boat tour to see the famous Hole in the Rock at Piercy Island. Many tours also include dolphin watching.
  6. Dolphin and Whale Watching: The Bay of Islands is known for its abundant marine life. Join a boat tour to spot dolphins, whales, and other sea creatures.
  7. Kayaking and Sailing: Explore the bay by kayak or sailboat. There are various guided tours and rental options available.
  8. Urupukapuka Island: Take a ferry to this island and explore its walking trails. The views from the top are spectacular, and there are great snorkeling spots.
  9. Kerikeri: Visit the historic Stone Store and Kemp House, which are among the oldest buildings in New Zealand. The town also has art galleries and a vibrant food scene.
  10. Matauri Bay: Relax on the beautiful Matauri Bay beach, known for its clear waters and white sand.
  11. Cape Brett Track: If you enjoy hiking, consider the Cape Brett Track. The trail offers stunning coastal views, and you can stay overnight at a DOC hut.
  12. Te Waimate Mission: Explore one of the first European missionary settlements in New Zealand, located near Kaikohe.
  13. Rainbow Falls: Located near Kerikeri, these falls are easily accessible and offer a picturesque setting.
  14. Puketi Forest: Experience native New Zealand bush and wildlife on the walking trails in Puketi Forest.
  15. Haruru Falls: Just a short drive from Paihia, these falls are easily accessible and offer a scenic spot for a picnic.
  16. Packhouse Market: Artisan market in Kerikeri on Saturday and Sunday.
  17. Waitangi Mountain Bike Park: Excellent bike park offering 30 trails of varying difficulty.

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CONVENTION CONTACTS



Craig B: 027 448 4890 or 09 4067767
Jo H: 027 3232862

Email: convention@aa.org.nz

www.aa.org.nz/aa-convention

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Details

Start:
17th January, 2025 @ 12:00 pm
End:
19th January, 2025 @ 12:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00 – $100.00
Event Category:

Venue

Copthorne Hotel and Resort
1 Tau Henare Drive
Waitangi, Northland 0293 New Zealand
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Tickets

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Weekend Registration
From 2nd January 2025
$100.00
0 available
Sold Out
Early Bird Weekend Registration
Available until midnight 1st January 2025
$85.00
319 available
Saturday Only Registration
$70.00
349 available
Saturday Night Entertainment
$10.00
333 available
Friday Night Buffet BBQ
$55.00
334 available
Saturday Packed Lunch
$25.00
330 available
Saturday Buffet Dinner
$75.00
332 available