District Convention




2017 – 49th annual NZSP district convention

The 49th annual NZSP district convention will be held at The Suncourt Hotel and Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupo, New Zealand. 
Enjoy the stunning vista of Great Lake Taupo and the mountains of Tongariro National Park from this lake front accommodation and the spacious deck of the fabulous onsite restaurant and bar. 

The venue includes five function and conference rooms for 2-300 people.  This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach. Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre offers spectacular views of Lake Taupo and the volcanoes of Tongariro National Park. All air-conditioned rooms include free WiFi, free on-site parking and satellite TV.

Boutique shopping and the Taupo nightlife are only a short leisurely stroll away.  Suncourt Hotel is the ideal accommodation base for trout fishing, mountain biking or a golfing getaway.  Suncourt Hotel is minutes from the many Taupo attractions and activities including Huka Falls, hot thermal pools and four wonderful golf courses.  There are plenty of activities and things to do in Taupo, regardless whether you are into fast-paced adrenaline adventures or a laid-back relaxing soak. 

This fantastic region has everything from scenic cruises to skydiving, mineral hot pools to cultural experience of the Maori rock carvings, dining to white water rafting.  When you visit, you’ll fall in love with this unique and breathtaking region they call Great Lake Taupo. 

The Lake Taupo area is known for fresh air, snow, trout fishing, rivers lakes and great food.


The convention committee is looking forward to seeing all district Kiwanians and their partners at the convention.  They are committed to providing you all with an entertaining and fun experience. 

Convention Program:  
It is too early to have even a draft program but note that the main convention business will take place on the Friday afternoon and Saturday.  There will be a formal dinner and dance with a 17-piece Big Band on the Friday evening and a fun dinner with entertainment on the Saturday evening with the theme “Be Adventurous”.

Project Display Boards :

Clubs are encouraged to assemble a display board to illustrate their activities and share with others their inspirational project ideas over the past year.  (Boards for displays will be provided.) 

Registration Fees:
The full registration fee for all Kiwanis members or partners or guests is NZ$230.  An ‘early-bird’ full registration (paid before 31 May, 2017) will be available for NZ$200.  The full registration includes convention sessions, meals, Friday and Saturday evening functions and the partners program. 

Deadline for all registrations is 12 August, 2017 (registrations have to be received and paid for by this date for catering purposes). 

Partial registrations are available for evening functions, the partners program and for business sessions only.  See the registration form for details.  Partial registrations use the same form as full registrations and must be received and paid for by the same deadline as full registrations. 



To download a convention registration form :


in English

en française


2017 district convention registration form (623 KB).

Fiche d’inscription 2017 convention du district (620 KB).

MS Word

2017 district convention registration form (1226 KB).

Fiche d’inscription 2017 convention du district(1057 KB).

Convention registration forms can also be requested by mail from the convention secretary.

Convention Flyer:
A convention Flyer, suitable for distribution to anyone interested in attending the convention can be downloaded or viewed :


in English

en française


2017 district convention flyer (79 KB).

Brochure convention du district 2017 (80 KB).

MS Word

2017 district convention flyer (160 KB).

Brochure convention du district 2017 (275 KB).

Convention Contact Details:
Further information can be obtained from:

    Clinton Green
    2017 district convention co-chairman 
    Telephone:  +64(6)843-8661 (home)
    Email:  clinton@decocity.co.nz

    Yvonne Joynes
    2017 district convention secretary 
    Telephone:  +64(7)856-4484 (home)
    Telephone:  +64(27)9499217 (mobile) 
    Email:  bandy5@xtra.co.nz

    Rex Crenfeldt
    2017 district convention co-chairman 
    Telephone:  +64(7)378-6204 (home)
    Telephone:  +64(27)2104909 (mobile)






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