Please read the following information carefully.

When and Where

When: Wednesday 7 March – Thursday 8 March, 2018
Where: Distinction Whangarei


You must complete the online form to register your attendance at the conference. The form will also ask you to indicate your attendance at the afternoon and evening activities/functions. Please complete one registration form per person.

Register here:
Closing date for registrations: 5.00pm Friday 15 December


  1. It is compulsory to have at least one region owner attend the conference.
  2. If you register for the conference and find out closer to the time that you cannot make it to the conference as a whole, or any individual activity, it is extremely important that you inform Natalie as soon as possible. Catering and activity numbers must be confirmed weeks in advance, which mean no-shows are still charged at the full rate.

Draft Programme

 Tuesday 6 March  

  • Join the group for pre-conference drinks and nibbles: 5.00pm, The Quay, Town Basin, Whangarei. Conveniently located across the marina from Distinction Whangarei.

Wednesday 7 March

  • Morning programme: Sign-in from 8.00am, followed by the first session at 8.30am. Morning tea and a second session will bring us to lunch.
  • Afternoon programme: Explore Whangarei during the Coresteel Amazing Race.
  • Evening programme: There are no scheduled activities.

Thursday 8 March

  • Morning programme: The conference will begin at 8.30am at Distinction Whangarei. Morning tea and a second session will bring us to lunch.
  • Afternoon programme: A few additional conference sessions will follow lunch, then a tour of Donovan Group’s factory and offices.
  • Evening programme: The conference awards dinner will be held at A’fare, a function venue which is a 15-minute walk from Distinction Whangarei, along the Hatea Loop walkway, or a 4-minute drive. The cost of this event will be covered by Head Office.


Distinction Whangarei will hold 20 rooms for our group.

To book a reserved room, please contact the hotel, stating that you are booking for the Coresteel Buildings Conference
– reservation #31667.

Email: OR phone: 09 430 4080.

$145 incl. GST – Standard Room per night
$175 incl. GST – Superior Room per night (these newer rooms are situated in the accommodation block at the front/roadside of the hotel (in picture above))

View accommodation options here.

Note: there is no requirement for you to stay at Distinction Whangarei.