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The Sky is the Limit!

This page has information and news about the May 2014 District 72 Convention in Christchurch: The Sky is the Limit!

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You are warmly invited to Christchurch in May 2014 for the District 72 Convention
The Sky is the Limit
Lead and communicate with confidence!

See some of New Zealand's best speakers as they compete in the Evaluation Contest and the most outstanding International Speech Contest.

Learn to lead and communicate with confidence at our educational sessions, including a session from International Toastmasters President George Yen.
International President George Yen
Trotter. Geoff Trotter. Cheer with us as we present several awards to deserving Toastmasters.

Enjoy the James Bond style Dinner & Dance.

Join Christchurch Toastmasters and your host: past Distinguished District Governor Geoff Trotter.

The Sky is the Limit. Christchurch, 9 - 11 May 2014
Château on the Park

Mission Briefing

*** Secret Protocol Communiquee ***

From: The Man with the Golden Tongue
Location: Christchurch Convention HQ
To: all Field Agents (aka Convention attendees)

Target is approaching fast. Familiarise yourself with the updated parameters in your mission briefing. Remember: you have a license to learn.

*** Communiquee ends ***

Draft Programme Released

To assist you with planning your attendance, a draft Convention programme has just been released. Full programme details will be available in your Convention Programme book which you will receive at the registration desk. You can download the draft Convention Programme in XLS or PDF format.

Christchurch will heat you up

The International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest is in full swing! Most Clubs have finished their Contests by now. March is the time for Area Contests, the Division contests follow in April.

You want to be in Christchurch on 9, 10 and 11 May to witness the apotheosis of this exciting series of events.

To heat things up even further, how about a new microwave? Anyone registering for the May Convention in Christchurch before the end of March 2014 will not only receive a $30 discount on the registration fee, they will also automatically go into a draw to win a brand new SMEG MICROWAVE SA37X valued at $649.00 (kindly donated by Applico -

Christchurch - we might be shaken, but we still will warm you up!


There will only be one May Convention in 2014 - don't miss out!

Registration is done online by clicking here (will open our online registration form in a new window/tab).

Alternatively, you can download the registration form in DOC or PDF format and send it to

Cheap flights!

As at December, Air New Zealand was offering flights to Christchurch as low as $49! These fares will not last, so book your flight now! You can grab them from Grabaseat.


The Château on the Park is kindly offering a special convention rate of NZD 175.00. To claim this rate, simply mention 'Toastmasters Convention' when you make your booking, or use this booking form (DOC, PDF).

More information and a map can be found on their website here:

Some alternative accommodation options (or 'acomodation options' as James Kan would say) have been compiled in this handy document (DOC, PDF) for your convenience.


We have compiled a list with various transport options for your convenience. You can download it here.

Be a part!

We are asking for people to assist us with other roles for 1 or 2 hours over the Convention. We are looking for Meeter & Greeter, Sergeant at Arms, runners and timers. If you would like to be part of the team, send us your name, contact details and which role you would like to fill. Email us at and we will be in touch.

Plan your time here

Plan your time in the South Island starting with Christchurch! We have an enormous amount of things to see and do. Go on: you know you want to do it! You only live once...

We have compiled (DOC, PDF) some recommendations to help you start planning your time here, but that list is of course by no means exclusive. If you would like some help, please feel free to get in touch with us.

Contact us!

Download, read and distribute our flyer (last updated April 2014)! You can download it in DOC and PDF format.

For registration enquiries only, please email
For all other enquiries, please email

And on top of all that you can also stay in touch through Facebook!

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