Attending / Venues

Conference Venue

Rutherford House

Pipitea campus is located in the heart of Wellington’s legal, government, and business district. The campus includes Government Buildings and Rutherford House, and sits adjacent to Wellington’s railway station and bus terminus. 
The campus is home to the Wellington School of Business and Government and Law Faculty. It provides facilities for students in their second year and beyond, with approximately 6,000 students studying law, government, and commerce subjects.

Conference dinner

Piptea Marae

Pipitea Marae was built in the early 1980s to meet the needs of the urban Māori population of Wellington and where traditional kawa and protocol are observed. In 2009, the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and the Ngāti Poneke Māori Association Inc created a partnership where they offer the Marae to be used and embraced by all. Pipitea Marae continues to signify a place for people of all iwi and races to meet.

Doctoral Consortium

Thistle Inn

The Thistle Inn received the second liquor license issued in New Zealand and is New Zealand’s oldest surviving tavern and restaurant operating from its original site.
Today many patrons enjoy its hospitality completely unaware of the significance of its wooden floorboards, low sash windows and its location steeped in history, near Wellington’s Central Business District.