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Welcome Drinks

Take the opportunity on the first evening of conference to reconnect with colleagues and enjoy our vast array of exhibitors. Also take this opportunity to get in the draw to win some amazing prizes the exhibitors are providing!

This takes place on Wednesday 29 May from 5pm in the Exhibiton Hall 1 area at Te Pae.

We still have the opportunity to sponsor these Welcome Drinks - if you are interested to know the benefits, please contact

Please see the Sponsorship Prospectus here.

Parks Awards Gala Dinner - Thursday 30 May 2024

Come and join us on a wonderful evening to celebrate the amazing mahi of the Parks, Open Spaces and Play industry.

This is a night to connect with friends and colleagues and acknowledge the sector achievements throughout NZ.

This takes place after the second day of conference from 6.30pm at Te Pae in the Waitaki room.

You receive a dinner ticket with a full conference registration or you can purchase a ticket individually for $170+GST. For more information contact

We will present the five Parks Awards:

  • Healthy Park of the Year
  • Active Sports Park/Facility of the Year
  • Playspace of the Year (within $500,000)
  • Playspace of the Year (over $500,000)
  • Parks Professional of the Year

Sponsor the gala dinner!

We have an opportunity to invite an organisation be the name behind the most anticipated event at Green Pavlova. The NZ Parks Awards Dinner is the premier event in the New Zealand Parks industry calendar, rewarding the best and brightest from Aotearoa.

Enjoy the benefit of a prime positioned table to invite your clients to a wonderful and memorable evening.

If you would like more information and to find out the benefits you receive, please contact:

Please see the Sponsorship Prospectus here.