Conference Programme

FRONZ 2022 Conference programme.
Some details and exact timings are to be confirmed.

Friday 3 June 2022
Time Event - Session
0845-1730 Guided mini-coach tour by Allan Boyer including Hayes Hardware (Bert Munro motor-cycle collection and shopping), drive to Bluff, Southern Steam Train Trust, Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca. Numbers limited.
1730-1900 Registration & Social Evening
Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road, Invercargill 9810
Saturday 4 June 2022
Time Event - Session
0815 Registration continues at Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road, Invercargill.
0900 Welcome and housekeeping matters. FRONZ President Grant Craig
  Host Welcome. Waimea Plains Railway.
0910 Conference Opening. Cr Marcus Lush, Invercargill City Council & Presenter of "Off The Rails" TV Series.
0940 Southland Railway History. Lindsay Buckingham. Southern Steam Train Charitable Trust
1000 Morning Tea
1030 Waka Kotahi. NZTA . Updates & insights from the rail safety regulator. Speakers TBA.
1200 Lunch


KiwiRail Update. David Gordon. Acting CEO - KiwiRail


Joseph Mooney. MP for Southland. Climate Change Policies.


Neville Simpson. Kingston Flyer. Boiler Inspections. Carbon Emissions.


David Maciulaitis/Michael Leefe. Canterbury Railway Society. Climate Change - Alternate Energy Options.


Donald Ross. Heritage Operational Training Update.
1515 Afternoon Tea.
1545 Conference breaks into Discussion Groups
  Groups will discuss issues pertaining to their activities.
Network Heritage Operators Meeting.
A meeting for those member organisations currently registered and approved for or pending Network Operations. 
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 5 June 2022
Time Event - Session
  Sessions Held at Ascot Park Hotel, Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road, Invercargill.
0840 Annual General Meeting Sign In
0900 Annual General Meeting
1000 Morning Tea
1030 Tracksafe - Megan Drayton
1050 NZ Rail Heritage Trust - Murray King
1110 Tramways Update - Henry Brittain
1130 Video Presentation "Something Different" - Lindsay Benbrook
1200 Lunch
1300 Coach departs Ascot Park Hotel for trip to Waimea Plains Railway, Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, Mandeville.

Depart Mandeville.

1700 Return to Ascot Park Hotel. Break ahead of awards dinner

2022 FRONZ Awards Dinner - Ascot Park Hotel

Monday 6 June 2022
Time Event - Session
0830 Coach leaves Ascot Park Hotel to Kingston Station, Kent St, Kingston.
1030 Arrive Kingston and Board the Kingston Flyer for trip to Fairlight.
1200 Coach departs Fairlight Station for Lumsden Railway Station Precinct.
1245 Arrive Lumsden Railway Station Precinct.
1400 Depart Lumsden Railway Station Precinct for Invercargill Airport & Ascot Hotel.

Drop Passengers as required at Invercargill Airport. 
NB: Flight available to CHC, WEL, AKL at 1625.
Finish at Ascot Hotel

  This concludes the arrangements for the 2022 Annual Conference.