With the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are aware that these restriction could extend through to September 2020, which would prevent us from holding the events scheduled for September in Auckland and elsewhere. If this occurs we will be giving a full refund to all who have registered and paid for these events. Any other expenses associated with your attending however will be your responsibility, such as travel and accommodation. Meantime we will continue to accept registrations in the hope that cancellation will not be necessary and we can do what we can to get the economy back to normal.
To enable these events to be conducted we spend a great portion of the fees you pay us to support the hotel, airline, accommodation, car hire, restaurant and printing businesses of New Zealand, all of which, like us, are struggling to survive this sudden and catastrophic curtailment of business activity.
We did manage to conduct some of the March events however half were cancelled due to this outbreak and the need to avoid large gatherings.
Upon our return to Australia we will have to be quarantined at home for 14 days to ensure we pose no threat to the population there.
We look forward to the return of normality, though we have some doubt the new normality will resemble the normality we enjoyed before this pandemic.
Keep safe and don't let this get you downhearted. Look for ways to help others; it will lift your spirits and leave you with a feel-good mood!
All the best,
Graham & Anne