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Information for Conference Attendees

20 Years On - Homosexual Law Reform Conference

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 December 2006
National Library Auditorium, Wellington

LAGANZ is hosting a two-day conference to focus on the history of Homosexual Law Reform in New Zealand.


Information for Conference Attendees

Catering on Friday and Saturday

Friday's keynote address by Tim Barnett, MP at 5pm, will followed by a panel discussion and a wine & cheese event which is included in the $20/$12 Friday registration price.

Saturday will feature papers and panels and will be fully catered for lunch and morning and afternoon tea. A range of vegetarian options will be provided. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated – please mention them on the registration form.

An informal conference dinner has been arranged at a Wellington restaurant on Saturday 2 December. Organisers will make a block booking and may need to confirm numbers on Wednesday 29 November (so please register early if you are interested in attending).

Facilities for the Disabled

The National Library and its conference rooms are wheelchair accessible. A hearing loop is available. Please mention any other requirements on the registration form or by contacting the organisers.

Accommodation Offers

The following home stays and hotels have generously offered discounts for conference goers.

  • Wellington Gay Stay
    Dean and Jeff of Wellington Gay Stay have offered a $20 discount to any conference-goer who would like to stay with them (means a tariff per night of $80 single or $100 double, including breakfast and parking). Their ensuite, queen accommodation is just 10 minutes from Courtenay Place.  Mention the conference when booking.
    Visit www.wellingtoncitygaystay.co.nz or tel (04) 382 9780 for more information or to book.
  • The Mermaid Guesthouse for Women is offering a 10% discount for a 2 day booking for the conference.  Located at 1 Epuni Street,
    Aro Valley, Wellington. Tel (04) 3844511 or (021) 1089 255. Visit http://www.mermaid.co.nz. Mention the conference when booking.
  • The Portland Hotel
    24 Hawkestone Street, Wellington, tel (04) 473 2208
    The Portland Hotel can offer delegates to the conference a room rate of $115+GST. To ensure you qualify for the discounted rate quote ‘Homosexual Law Reform Conference’ when booking.
  • The Museum Hotel
    Cable St, Wellington, tel (04) 802 8905
    The newly refurbished and ultra stylish Museum Hotel will offer the following discounted room rates to delegates:
    Room Type  Configuration  Guests Room only Inc Continental Breakfast
    Standard Hotel Rooms 1 x Queen bed 2 guests max $145.00 $160.00
    Harbour Deluxe Rooms 1 x King bed 2 guests max $185.00 $199.00
    Studio King Apartment Suites 1 x King bed 2 guests max $195.00 $210.00
    Studio Twin Apartment Suites 2 x Queen beds 4 guests max $195.00 $210.00
    One bedroom Apartment Suites 1 x King bed 2 guests max $220.00 $235.00

    Prices are per room per night and are inclusive of GST. Guests should quote booking # 60702 to avail of these discounted prices.

  • The Bolton Hotel
    Corner of Bolton and Mowbray Streets (off The Terrace), tel (04) 8028905.
    The Bolton Hotel has the following weekend rates (subject to availability):

    Classic studio $155+GST
    Premier studio $165+GST
    One bedroom suite $195+GST
    Two bedroom suite $290 +GST

The conference organisers are grateful to these hotels and home stays for their support.


  • Enquiries about registration, payment, facilities at National Library please contact Gavin Hamilton, tel (04) 471 5112 (wk), events@laganz.org.nz.
  • Enquiries about the the programme, speakers and presentations please contact Alison Laurie, tel (04) 463 5267, alison.laurie@vuw.ac.nz.


Last updated: 16/10/2007

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