Conference Programme

FRONZ 2021 Conference programme.
Some details and exact timings are to be confirmed.

Friday 4 June 2021
Time Event - Session
1700-1900 Registration & Social Evening
Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne.
Saturday 5 June 2021
Time Event - Session
0815 Registration continues at Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne.
0845 Welcome and housekeeping matters.
0900 Host Welcome. Gisborne City Vintage Railway.
0905

Conference Opening. Rehette Stoltz Mayor, Gisborne District Council.

0915

Keynote Speaker. Nikki Searancke  Gisborne Rail Action Group.

1000 Morning Tea
1030

Waka Kotahi. NZTA . Updates & insights from the rail safety regulator. Speakers TBA.

1200 Lunch
1300 Afternoon session will include presentations from Kiwirail, FRONZ Heritage Technical Committee, NZ Rail Heritage Trust, Heritage Tramways. We will enjoy a video covering recent activities of our members.
1500 Afternoon Tea.
1530 Conference breaks into Discussion Groups
 

Groups will discuss issues of concern and how FRONZ can better serve their needs. This will be discussed at the full conference session Sunday morning.

 
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 tramways.
Heritage Railway Operators (Non-Mainline) Meeting.
A meeting for those member
organisations operating non-mainline railways.
  Saturday Evening Free
Sunday 6 June 2021
Time Event - Session
  Sessions Held at Emerald Hotel, 13 Gladstone Road, Gisborne.
0840 Annual General Meeting Sign In
0900 Annual General Meeting
1000 Morning Tea
1030

Improving Engagement.

A feedback session where we will look at how FRONZ can better serve the needs of ALL our members. This will take in reports from the three breakout sessions Saturday afternoon plus additional issues.

1200 Lunch
1300 Walk to Reids Quay for Gisborne City Vintage Railway excursion to Muriwai and return.
1630

Arrive back at Reids Quay.

  Break ahead of awards dinner
1800

2021 FRONZ Awards Dinner - Emerald Hotel

Monday 7 June 2021
Time Event - Session
0930 Coach leaves Emerald Hotel for East Coast Museum of Technology, 67 Main Road, Makaraka, Gisborne.
1145 Depart East Coast Museum of Technology.

Air New Zealand have unfortunately changed their timetables for Monday 7 June with flights now leaving Gisborne for Auckland at 0940, 1045, and 1710. We could drop people at the airport for the 1045 flight on the way to the East Coast Museum of Technology. Unfortunately, this will mean missing the museum visit. Alternately for those waiting for the 1710 flight we could drop at the airport at midday which would mean a very long wait, or return you to the city in which case airport transport would be your responsibility.

  This concludes the arrangements for the 2021 Annual Conference.
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