Conference Programme

FRONZ 2018 Conference programme

Friday 1 June 2018
Time Event - Session
1255 Metlink Wairarapa train leaves Wellington Station (tickets individual responsibility)
1414 Train Arrives Carterton. Coach from Carterton to Wheelwright Shop, 2070 Longbush Rd, Gladstone
1535 Coach leaves Wheelwright Shop returns to Carterton Station
1556 Metlink Wairarapa train leaves Carterton Station (tickets individual responsibility)
1717 Train Arrives Wellington. Own transport to West Plaza Hotel
1700-1900 Registration & Social Evening
West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield St, Wellington.
Saturday 2 June 2018
Time Event - Session
0815 Registration continues at West Plaza Hotel, 110 Wakefield St, Wellington.
0845 Welcome & Housekeeping Matters. FRONZ President Grant Craig
0900 Conference Opening. Hon Peter Dunne
0910 Host Welcome. Steam Incorporated
0915 Keynote Speaker. Hon Peter Dunne, Lobbying MP’s and making submissions to government
1000 Morning Tea

The future regulatory direction of the NZ Transport Agency. Brett Aldridge, Senior Manager, Regulatory Compliance

1100 Rail System Occurrence notification requirements. Ray McMillan, Manager Rail Compliance.
1200 Lunch
1245 Kiwirail Update. Changes in management structure and how this will affect Heritage Rail on the mainline.
1315 Tracksafe New Zealand - Megan Drayton

Fatigue Modelling. Current Research on human rest and sleep requirements. Nic Doncaster

1415 Ministry of Transport Rail Team. Functions of the Rail Team and delivery of Government policy. Mark Barrett
1500 Afternoon tea
1530 Introduction to Safety Cases. A look at how the concept came about as a result of some serious systems failures resulting in catastrophic injury, loss of life and asset damage. Trevor Burling.
1600 Tramways Update - Dave Hinman
1630 Conference breaks into Discussion Groups
Network Heritage Operators Meeting.
A meeting for those member organisations currently registered and approved for Network Operations. Other delegates representing member organisations with genuine aspirations to considerations for future endorsement may attend.
Tramway Operators Meeting.
A meeting for those member organisations operating, or with aspirations to run, Tramways.
  Saturday Evening Free
Sunday 3 June 2018
Time Event - Session
0840 AGM Sign In
0900 AGM
1000 Morning Tea
1030 AGM Continues
1100 Convenors Forum. Conveners Reports and Your Questions
1120 National Railway Museum Update – Michael Leefe
1130 NZ Rail Heritage Trust. Murray King.
1200 Lunch
1245 Coach leaves West Plaza Hotel to Mainline Steam, Plimmerton

Coach from Mainline Steam to Steam Incorporated, Paekakariki


Coach from Steam Incorporated to Wellington Tramway Museum.

1630 Depart Wellington Tramway Museum return to West Plaza Hotel.
  Break ahead of awards dinner

2018 FRONZ Awards Dinner West Plaza Hotel

Our annual member’s video show will be shown during the evening.

Monday 4 June 2018
Time Event - Session
0900 Coach leaves West Plaza Hotel to NZRLS, Thomas McGavin Building, Ava.

Depart NZRLS, Ava, for Silver Stream Railway.

1230 Depart Silver Stream Railway for Rimutaka Incline Railway, Maymorn. (lunch)
1400 Depart Rimutaka Incline Railway for West Plaza Hotel and Wellington Airport.
1500 Arrive Wellington Airport