Abstract Submission Deadline:
31 December 2022

Notification of Acceptance:
31 January 2023

Convention Dates:
Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 May 2023




The Convention is based at the Copthorne Bay of Islands Hotel, right next to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, and in the beautiful Bay of Islands.  

This is 3.5 hours from Auckland, and we have already had Auckland based members offering to drive people up, so we will be setting up links for people to connect.

The Bay of Islands-Wiroa-Kerikeri Airport is 25 minutes away from the hotel, and once again, we will be organising transport between the hotel and the airport.  There are 4 flights each day via Air New Zealand, and the prices are best when booked early.


Tau Henare Drive, Waitangi

The Copthorne is perfectly situated on the waterfront of Waitangi, right next to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, golf course, across the bridge from Paihia, and within a short drive from a plethora of activities.  

There are quite a few rooms available and the rates will be extended out if you want to arrive early, or leave a few days after the Convention.

Accommodation Rates: 

BED & BREAKFAST Accommodation Rates

Standard Garden View Room $149.50 Single / $176.00 Double

Take in a refreshing view of the surrounding gardens from your room.  Choose between a double bed or twin beds.

Room size from 19 m2.

Superior Harbour View Room $162.50 Single / $189.00 Double

Enjoy spectacular sunsets on your deck or balcony while relaxing.  Then retire to the comfort of your room where the tranquil scene of the ships anchored in the harbour follows you.

Room size from 22 m2.

Superior Plus Water View Room $181.50 Single / $208.00 Double

From your comfortable waterfront accommodation in Bay of Islands, wake up each day to the sparkling waters of the Te Tii Bay at sunrise. 

Room size from 23 m2.

Water View Suite $239.50 Single / $266 Double

The Suite is like your own little oasis in Waitangi.  Spacious with lots of natural light, each suite comes with a separate living area, so you can spend some down time with family and friends.  Best of all, relish great waterfront views of the ocean from the comfort of your own balcony.

Room size from 36 m2.


  • Freshly Baked Danish Pastries, Croissants, Mini Muffins
  • Selection of Breads (including Gluten Free) & Preserves
  • Selection of Cereals (including Gluten Free option)
  • Greek & Individual Flavoured Fruit Yoghurt
  • Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apricots in their juices
  • Fruit Salad
  • Whole Fruit Bowl
  • Pancakes or Waffles (changes daily)
  • Bacon
  • Breakfast Sausages
  • Scrambled Egg (poached & fried cooked to order)
  • Hash Browns
  • Baked Beans
  • Tomatoes halved with cracked pepper
  • Selection of Juice (Orange, Apple, Pineapple, Tropical, Tomato)
  • Selection of Tea’s & Filtered Coffee (barista coffee available at additional charge to guests)

There is free parking around the hotel, so don't worry about that.  


The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are right next door to the hotel, so take the time to go through it and see where history took place.

For those who enjoy golf, the Waitangi Golf Course is a three minute drive from the hotel.  There are amazing views from every hole.

Just down the road is Paihia or Kerikeri, and across the bay is Russell, or you can zip around to Opua and take the car ferry if you want to drive around.  Honestly, there are too many things to do in the Bay of Islands to list, but we are sure there will be something for everyone.

Here are some places to start your search:

20 Things to do in and around Paihia

100% Pure NZ Bay of Islands


Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.

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