COMNAP Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2014
Wednesday 27 August - Friday 29 August 2014
Chateau on the Park Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hosted by Antarctica New Zealand
Information updated 1 December 2013
Antarctica New Zealand Welcomes
COMNAP delegates to Christchurch!
COMNAP Delegates with a username and pasword to the member's only area of the COMNAP website, should go to: COMNAP AGM XXVI Member's Information which contains the FULL information for COMNAP delegates.
The information below is of a general/public nature and is not complete.
The COMNAP AGM is a member's-only meeting. Members wishing to attend the COMNAP AGM and related events must be registered. The COMNAP AGM will be held in Christchurch from 27-29 August 2014.
Registration will open 1 April 2014.
In addition to the COMNAP AGM, COMNAP will convene the COMNAP Symposium 2014. This is a regular event held in even-numbered years. Anyone is welcome to attend the COMNAP Symposium, but they must still register to attend. The COMNAP Symposium will be held in Auckland on 25 August 2014.
Registration will open 1 April 2014.
SCAR will hold its Business Meetings, Delegates
Meetings and the Open Science Conference (OSC). All the SCAR-related
events wil be held in Auckland, New Zealand. The OSC will be held from 25-28 August 2014. COMNAP AGM delegates must register to attend the OSC if they wish to attend, registration is free for COMNAP AGM delegates.
Registration opened on 2 December 2013. Go to: http://www.scar2014.com/
delegates are encouraged to attend the Auckland-based events for the Sunday
evening, Monday all day and Tuesday morning, then fly to Christchurch. Transportation information for travel between Auckland and Christchurch will be made available to COMNAP delegates (it is a 1.5 hour flight between cities).
COMNAP Member's Information
AGM Place: The Chateau on the Park Hotel. The COMNAP AGM XXVI (2014) will be held at Chateau on the Park Hotel. The address is: 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011. The telephone number is: +64 3 348 8999 See: chateau-park.co.nz
COMNAP AGM Delegates can stay at the Chateau on the Park Hotel or there are a range of nearby hotels to choose from, more information will be made available soon.
Letters of invitation: For those that require letters of invitation for visa/travel documents, please email Joanne Pollard at Antarctica New Zealand as soon as possible. Her email address is: email@example.com.
Also copy the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christchurch, "A gateway to Antarctica"
Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city. It is the gateway to the South Island of New Zealand and to Antarctica.There
is nowhere else in the world where, within two hours of an international
airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump,
raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit
internationally acclaimed wineries and gardens. Bordered
by hills and the pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury
Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.
find out more about visit the tourism website: http://www.christchurchnz.com/new-zealand/
Time Zone: New Zealand time is 12 hours ahead of
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +12).
Zealand's climate is characterized by four distinct
seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. August is winter and it can be cold
in Christchurch and mild in Auckland. It is downhill ski season in the South Island.
Currency: The unit of New Zealand currency is the New Zealand Dollar. Foreign banknotes can be exchanged at foreign exchange banks and
other authorized moneychangers including at the airports. ATMs/Bank machines are very common
on New Zealand streets and in shopping areas and electronic transactions are very common. Visa, American Express and MasterCard are widely accepted at major
hotels, taxis, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check with your
credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available. Normal banking
hours are Monday to Friday 09:30a.m. - 16:30p.m.
for 220 volts (plug type I ). The Type I Electrical
Plug has two flat, oblique blades that form an inverted V, and a grounding