General Information

The following information is offered to make your attendance at the conference as pleasant and as trouble-free as possible.  If you require help, please call at the Registration and Information Desk and we will do everything we can to assist you.


For those registrants who have reserved hotel accommodation through The Conference Company, please ensure that accounts are settled in full prior to your departure and that the appropriate deposit has been deducted from your account.


All conference attendees will receive a name badge on registration.  This badge should be worn at all conference sessions.


Parking is available in the James Smith Car Park in Wakefield  Street (across the road from the Wellington Convention Centre and beside the Duxton Hotel). Early Bird Daily Rate: $12 per day (entry before 8am    exit by 8pm) Daily Rate:  $18 per day (12 hrs) Casual Rate:  $3 per hour

Conference Assistants

Conference Assistants will be wearing turquoise polo shirts and are there to help you if you require any assistance.

Internet Café

An internet café is located in the Fletcher Challenge Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre. The use of this facility is complimentary to delegates.

Medical Services

Emergency medical services are available from 8am to 11pm on a 7 day basis at the Accident & Urgent Medical Centre, 17 Adelaide Rd, Newtown, Wellington. Telephone: 384 4944.
In an emergency dial 111 for an ambulance, the police or the fire department.


If you wish to have a message left for you or a facsimile sent to you during the conference the numbers for those sending the message or the facsimile are: Telephone: 462 8444 Facsimile: 462 8413 and mark the facsimile “For   the attention of the ESAM/NZAE 08  conference Registration and Information Desk


After Hours Pharmacy 17 Adelaide Road, Newtown
Telephone: 385 8810
Hours: Monday-Friday 17.00-23.00  Saturday  08.00-23.00


Posters will be located in the Renouf Foyer.  Dedicated poster sessions will take place at following times: Poster Session 1 Thursday 10 July 14.10-15.40 Poster Session 2 Friday 11 July 11.40-13.10


The following prizes will be awarded at the Conference Dinner:

•     The Frisch Medal
•     The Jan Whitwell Prize
•     NZIER/NZAE Poster Prize Award
•     UTS Teaching Award


Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea are included in your registration fee and are provided during the programmed breaks in the Renouf Foyer.

Registration Desk

Your conference pack will be available for collection from the Registration Desk located in the Fletcher Challenge Foyer of the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington Convention Centre.

The registration opening hours are as follows:
Tuesday 8th July  14.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 9th July   07.30 – 19.30
Thursday 10th July  07.30 – 18.00
Friday 11th July  07.30 – 18.00


The Wellington Convention Centre is a smoke free building.  Delegates are requested to observe this policy.

Speakers’ Preview Room

The speakers’ preview room is located in the Reception Meeting room off the Fletcher Challenge Foyer. The speakers’ preview room is open at the following times:
Tuesday 8th July  14.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 9th July  07.30 – 19.30
Thursday 10th July  07.30 – 18.00
Friday 11th July  07.30 – 18.00

All speakers should check in their presentation to the speakers’ preview room at least 2 hours before their session is due to begin.

Special Dietary Requirements

If you have advised any special dietary requirements on your registration form please refer to the note in your registration pack for details.


Taxis are usually available outside the main entrance to the Wellington Convention Centre.
Corporate Cabs Telephone: 387 4600
Wellington Combined Taxis Telephone: 384 4444

Telephone Directory

Emergency Services  111 (fire/police/ambulance)
Accident & Medical Clinic 384 4944
After Hours Pharmacy 385 8810
                       Reservations     Arrival/Departure Information
Air New Zealand  0800 737 000    388 9900
Qantas              0800 808 767    0800 808 767

Airport Shuttle 0800 959595
Avis Rent A Car 802 1088

Duxton Hotel 473 3900
Holiday Inn 499 8686
Intercontinental Hotel 472 2722
Museum Hotel 802 8900
YHA Wellington City 801 7280

Registration and Information Desk Telephone: 462 8444 Facsimile: 462 8413
Telephone Directory Enquires National 018  International 0172
Taxi Services Corporate Cabs 387 4600 Wellington Combined Taxis 384 4444
Wellington Visitors Centre 802 4860

Wellington Transportation

Wellington Airport is located 25 minutes from the central city and the conference venue.  A taxi fare is approximately $30.00 one way. The Airport Shuttle bus costs $15 for the first person then  $5 per person thereafter.  Hire of the van for up to 10 people costs $50 per person.  The shuttle must be pre booked.  Telephone 0800 959595.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless access is available throughout the centre. You should log into Windows Explorer and follow the instructions.  The cost is approximately $10 a day and you can pay by credit card.