The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand will be held at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 60 Hussey Street, Christchurch, commencing at 10.30 a.m. on Saturday 27 April 2019. If you plan to attend please download and fill in the Registration Form, and send it to the addreess on the form. Payment may be sent by cheque with the form or made by bank transfer. The proposed programme for the weekend is as follows.
Friday 26 April:
5.00 p.m. onwards. Meet and Greet* plus early registration at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve bar. Finger food provided.
Saturday 27 April:
9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Registration and Morning Tea.
10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Rare Breeds AGM.
12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. Lunch*
Registered attendees may view the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve exhibits for free (usually $32.50).
2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. Rare Breeds Reports.
3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Afternoon Tea.
3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Future Direction Workshop.
5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Pre-Dinner drinks* or optional Ko Tāne Maori cultural experience.
6.30 p.m. Dinner*. (Hāngi and Maori cultural food.)
Presentation 'Farming Wild Beasts' by Daniel Wheeler.
Sunday 28 April:
New Zealand Kunekune Association AGM to be held in the morning
10.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. Meet at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve for car pooling if required.
11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Field excursion at Michael Willis's farm.
1.00 p.m. Barbecue Lunch* at Glenda Goatley's farmyard.
* Meet and Greet $15 per person for finger food; Hāngi Dinner and Ko Tāne experience $45 per person; Barbecue Lunch $20 per person; all payable at time of registration. Saturday's lunch and drinks may be purchased at the Willowbank café/bar or bring you own. Morning and afternoon teas are included in the registration fee.