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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the NZCOM 2018 Biennial National Conference being held?

Energy Events Centre, Queens Drive, Rotorua

What is included in the full registration fee?

Attendance to all plenary and concurrent sessions, daily catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea), ticket to the welcome function, satchel and contents, admission to exhibition and did we mention the networking and learning from other midwives. Dinner tickets are an additional purchase.

How do I pay for my registration fee?

You can pay by credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, you are welcome to pay by instalments, over a 4 month period. You must register online by 18 May, and select the instalment option. Your credit card then will be debited 1⁄4 of your Early Bird registration fee on the 20th of the following months: May, June, July and August.

Is there any financial assistance available?

We suggest you contact your regional NZCOM representative to ask if they have any specific funding available for the Conference.

Do you cater for special diets?

The venue caters for special dietary requirements. Please ensure when you register that you note your requirements in the special dietary requirements box.

How do I change or add to my concurrent session selection?

Once your registration is complete you will be sent a link to your registration which you can modify and change sessions leading up to the conference. Otherwise, there is a modify your registration link on the registration page, you will require your email address and reference number.

Can registrations be cancelled or transferred?

Should you need to cancel your registration for any reason, you may reassign your registration to another person. If you are unable to arrange a replacement, a full refund less an administration charge of $100.00 will be made providing notification is received by 27 July 2018 after this date refunds will be at the discretion of the Organising Committee. Please notify the Conference Organsiers on email:

Can I purchase extra tickets for the conference social programme?

Yes, just select the number of tickets you require when you are completing your registration or if you decide to add some in at a later date you can go back into your registration and modify it.

How will I know I’m registered?

You will receive an email (to the email address you provided) saying you are registered and a link back to your registration details.

How do I get a tax receipt?

At the end of the registration process you can print or email yourself a copy of your tax receipt for your records.

Do I need to book my own accommodation?

Yes, all accommodation requirements are to be booked by the delegates themselves.

Are there any midwives who would like to share accommodation with me, or house me during the conference?

The best way to find out, is to make contact via your local region chair, to see if there is someone they are aware of or place a message on the conference Facebook page.

What is the dress code for the conference?

Dress comfortably and wear shoes that are good for walking. Due to the size of the conference, the rooms are usually quite spread out.

Can babies / children attend the conference?

Yes, a parents room will be provided, which allows a private area within the conference looking after your baby or child. This room will have changing facilities and some toys. Parents will need to supervise their babies / children during the conference and while using this room.

I need to pay on an invoice?

Please contact the conference organisers on 03 332 4537 or to discuss options.

I don’t have the internet, how do I register?

Please contact the conference organisers on 03 332 4537.

Will I be able to credit this towards my recertification programme?

Yes, attendance provides 16 hours of Continuing Midwifery education.