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This page has information and news about the November 2014 District 72 Convention in the Bay of Islands: Te Ara Whakamua!

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Welcome to the Bay of Islands District 72 Toastmasters Convention.
We look forward to seeing you in the beautiful Bay of Islands,
7 to 9 November 2014.
For more information and to register, please visit:

Bay of Islands Convention


Welcome to the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Convention Venue - Copthorne Hotel and Resort, Bay of Islands




  • Register after 1 October - $130

Visit the Registration page, or download the pdf registration form from the same page.

Convention Newsletters


Convention Programme

Friday 7 November 2014

 8.30 am  Early registration for excursion members (see programme)
 3 pm  Registration Desk opens
 5 pm Mix and Mingle in Copthorne Bar and Restaurant
 7.00 pm Workshop - Mike Silverman
 8.00 pm Workshop - Robin Grieve
 9.00 pm Mix and Mingle in Copthorne Bar and Restaurant


Executive Programme

3.00 pm  Registration Desk opens
5.30 pm District Executive Meeting begins in the Whare Waka Cafe
6.30 pm District Executive dinner - hangi at Whare Waka Cafe
7.15 pm District Executive dinner continues
7.15 pm District Officer Training in Whare Waka Cafe
9.30 pm Mix and Mingle in Copthorne Bar and Restaurant


Saturday 8 November 2014

 7.00 am Registration Desk opens
 7.30 am Competitors and Judges Briefing for Table Topics Contest
 7.45 am Credentials Desk opens, until 12 noon
8.00 am Powhiri and Banner Parade
8.45 am Official opening
9.05 am DTM and other award presentations
 9.30 am Keynote Speaker - Peter Jackson
10.15 am Morning Tea
 10.45 am Table Topics Contest
 12.00 Lunch
 12,45 pm Photographs
 1.00 pm District Council Meeting
3.15 pm Afternoon Tea
3.45 pm Workshop - Naomi Takeuchi
4.30 pm  Keynote Speaker - Charlie Starrett
5.15 pm Awards Presentations
5.45 pm Mix and Mingle
7.15 pm Dinner and Dance


Sunday 9 November 2014

7.15 am Breakfast with the Champions in Whare Waka Cafe
7.30 am Registration Desk opens
7.30 am Contestant and Judges Briefing for Humorous Contest
8.30 am Sunday Welcome
8.45 am Keynote Speaker - Dr Lance O'Sullivan
 9.30 am Awards Presentations
 9.45 am Workshops - Naomi Takeuchi, Robin Grieve, Mike Silverman
10.45 am Morning Tea
 11.15 am Humorous Speech Contest
 1.00 pm May 2015 Convention Presentation
1.15 pm Awards Presentations
1.30 pm Closing Ceremony
 1.45 pm Convention ends 


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