25th Jan

Friday morning start with registration from 9am. This is the pre-conference workshop day, and is more hands on and with smaller groups.

27th Jan

Sunday evening we will serve dinner at 5pm with social time afterwards.


All food will be whole food plant based and with no added oil, and there will be gluten free options. We are happy to accomodate special dietary requests, but please provide these to us at the time of booking your ticket.

Meals provided

Friday: Morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner

Please do not bring your own food to the event. Photos of food from last year’s conference:

Continuing Medical Education

We are certified for the 2019 conference for 16 1/4 hours Continuing Medical Education with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).


Can I watch this conference online?

No, currently we are not recording the sessions for online viewing.


Cancellation of your ticket in writing before the new year will result in a 100% refund of the ticket price, and after the new year will result in a 75% refund of the ticket price (due to the administration and necessary changes with bookings). If you cancel the in the 5 days leading up to the event you will get a 50% refund as we have to pay caterers and venue charges.

It is unlikely that we would have to do so, however we reserve the right to change speakers or lineup in the days leading up to (and potentially day of) the event, which is mainly due to unforeseen and sudden unavailability on the speaker’s behalf. We also reserve the right to cancel the conference (if due to circumstances beyond our control) and in such case all ticket expenses will be refunded in full.


Accomodation is not provided

See AirBNB or Emerald hotel

Other Activities in Gisborne

Aside from the conference, what else is there to do in Gisborne? Well, take a look here

The conference is not associated with the well known festival Rhythm and Vines.