Social Events

Welcome Reception

Monday 6th November

Ticket included in Full Registration, Presenting Author and Young Member fees
5.15pm – 6.15pm
Aotea Centre

Young Members’ Event

Monday 6th November

$50 per person  |  6.30pm – 9.00pm
SkyTower observational area

An optional evening event being promoted by the NZTS and ATS young members, but open to all conference attendees will be held up Auckland’s 220m high Sky Tower, one of New Zealand’s most iconic landmarks, with breath taking views over the city.

Enjoy a few drinks and canapes, in a relaxed environment where you can network and observe Auckland’s natural topography and future needs for tunnelling. See the ATC website for more information”. 

You need to be in quickly as numbers are capped at 160.

Gala Dinner

Tuesday 7th November

Ticket included in Full Registration, Presenting Author and Young Member fees
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Hōro ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Town Hall

There’s no better way to celebrate a conference than at the Conference Gala Dinner. The stage is set, and we have a fantastic night of great NZ cuisine, wine and entertainment lined up.

We are excited to have secured one of New Zealand’s most important heritage buildings, Hōro ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland Town Hall which is just a few steps from the Conference venue, Te Pokapū | Aotea Centre. It is a stunning backdrop for the Gala Dinner with its attractive stained-glass windows, ornate plasterwork and spectacular chandeliers. A truly spectacular place to celebrate.

Dinner will shine a light on three of our four themes Hononga – Relationships, Tiakia – Guardianship and Anamata – Future and will be woven through every detail of the evening. Executive Chef Richard Ross has hand crafted a meal that respects the provenance of ingredients, the tradition of foraging, sustainability of our growers and the deliciousness of flavours and textures. Delivering the home-grown taste of Aotearoa from our paddocks, waters, gardens and vineyards to our dining room.

New Zealand entertainer, Ben Hurley will be leading you through the evening as MC and you can sit back and enjoy music from Dixon Nacey and Roger Mannins ensemble with NZ’s finest contemporary jazz musicians. Finally, DJ Mel wraps up the evening during our après dinner mix and mingle. A perfect way to network in a fun and relaxed environment.