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Venue

Rutherfordhouse VictoriaUniRutherford House,Victoria University of WellingtonThe conference will be held at Rutherford House, located in the Pipitea Campus of Victoria University of Wellington. Rutherford House is conveniently located in the city centre, adjacent to the waterfront, Parliament, the Railway Station, shopping areas, cafes and restaurants, and within a 10-15-minute walk of nearly all major hotels. Registration, poster displays and coffee breaks will be held on the Mezzanine floor of Rutherford House, immediately adjacent to Rutherford House Lecture Theatres 1 and 2 (where the oral presentations will be held).

MORE ABOUT WELLINGTON

wellington1Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. Known for its quality of life and consistently featuring as a top destination on tourism hit lists, Wellington is affectionately known as the ‘coolest little capital’. It is a dynamic small city of approximately half a million residents, well known for its culinary scene, coffee and microbrewery culture. It has a strong university and government research sector, and several hundred earth and atmospheric scientists are based at the Wellington campuses of Victoria University, GNS Science, and NIWA.

Wellington is situated at the southern tip of the North Island of New Zealand in a hilly, harbour-side setting. Nature is close at hand; pockets of temperate rainforest, penguin and seal colonies are situated within the city limits. Outstanding mountain biking and sea kayaking can be found within a few minutes of the city centre. Oriental Bay offers good swimming in fine weather (30-minute walk from conference venue).

February is a lovely time of year to visit Wellington. The weather is at its warmest, and most settled; mean daytime temperature is 20°C, and rarely exceeds 25°C. Overnight temperatures average a cool 13°C. It is also the best time of year to enjoy New Zealand as a whole.

ACCOMMODATION
A limited number of places will be available at Weir House, a student hall of residence located within 1.5 km of the conference venue (a 25-minute walk). Single rooms with linen and towel provided as well as free internet and including breakfast cost $70 NZD per night. This accommodation must be booked and paid for online during the registration process. Please do this early to avoid disappointment.

A number of hotels have provided group rates for our conference. You must contact these hotels and make the bookings yourself. To book and guarantee your room, please provide them with your credit card details at least 45 days prior to arrival. Use the codes provided below (different for each hotel) to secure your room. All hotels listed below are located within walking distance of the conference venue. However, note that there are many otherexpensive backpacker accommodation. February is peak tourist season and we recommend that you book as early as possible.

Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington (400 m to Rutherford House). Room only, $199/$219 NZD per night for ‘Superior Room’, subject to availability at time of booking. Use code X-VIC0217 to access this rate. Phone: +64 4 499 8686, Fax: +64 4 499 8687, Email:

Ibis Hotel, 153 Featherston St, Wellington (700 m to Rutherford House). Room plus breakfast, $210 NZD per night, subject to availability at time of booking. Use code CCC120217 to access this rate. Email or phone +64 4 496 1880 to make reservations.

Novotel, 133 The Terrace, Wellington (800 m to Rutherford House). Room plus breakfast, $249 NZD per night, subject to availability at time of booking. Use code CCC120217 to access this rate. Email or phone +64 4 918 1900 to make reservations.

Mercure, 345 The Terrace, Wellington (2 km to Rutherford House). Room plus breakfast, $195 NZD per night. Use code CCC120217 to access this rate. Email or phone +64 4 385 9829 (during business hours). WiFi is complimentary at both Rydges and Weir House. It will be an additional cost at Ibis, Novotel and Mercure.