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General info 2017

Other information for Biodynamic Conference 2017

Registration for Conference

Because of catering etc. requirements pre-registration is a requirement.

We’d prefer you to register online but if you don’t have facilities for that, please phone the Biodynamic Association at
06 306 8582 (afternoons). An invoice will be sent to you with details for you to complete. You can pay by bank transfer or by posting a cheque to the Association Office. Credit card facilities are not available.

Registration is complete when the invoice is paid, not before.

A small fund is available to assist those who wish to attend, but whose financial circumstances (such as low or no income) mean they won’t otherwise be able to. If you need assistance and think you’d qualify, please contact the Association Office. You’ll then be asked to provide some information in writing.

Bookings for Pre-Conference Workshop

Prior bookings are required and there is a limit on numbers that can be accommodated – 35 people.

Book using a similar on-line form to that for conference registration. The payment process is the same.  A discount on registration of $25 per person is available if you also register for the full conference.

Directions to venues

The main conference venue is at Michael Park School, 55 Amy Street, Ellerslie.

We will send directions to other venues after registration.


The conference organisers regret that they are unable to offer accommodation, but here are suggestions:

The train line in Ellerslie connects to the CBD.

Check hotel search websites for discounts (best prices usually for online bookings).

Budget accomodation: a range of backpackers’ accomodation in the city : around $30 a night in dormitories, from $50 shared room. Also check the YMCA, etc.

In the Ellerslie area, hotels/ motels generally start around $ 150 a night either single or shared (2 people).

Closest are

  • Best Western Ellerslie, 20 mn walk (1.3 km). Standard room starts at $150, family one-bedroom unit starts at $210 (sleeps 3)
  • Ibis, Novotel, Astor Motor Inn and Greenlane Manor Motel are about 2 km away
  • Auckland Phoenix Palm Motel, in similar area, 79 St Vincent Ave, Remuera, Auckland, starts at $129 for 2 or 3 (there is a double bed to share)
  • Waipuna Hotel, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt. Wellington, is a large establishment about 6 km away, has room for singles or couples starting at $166

Marae style accommodation is being investigated but at this stage availability is unknown.