MANZ Conference 2023

Date: 1st & 2nd July 2023
Location: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Events Centre, Auckland

Kia ora,

I am delighted to welcome you to the information and registration page for MANZ Conference 2023. Our theme is: Be Inspired and Inspire: Whakamanawahia te manawa.

There is something for everyone!

This conference is open to all Montessorians/ non-Montessorians, kaiako, trust members, principals, parents and whānau, to help tamariki and rangatahi develop the skills needed to assist them on their journey to adulthood.

An addition to MANZ Conference 2023 is that we will be having a Parent Information session on Saturday 1 July 11.00 – 12.30 pm.

MANZ looks forward to you joining us at the Waipuna Hotel & Conference Venue in Mt Wellington, Auckland for an invigorating and fulfilling weekend.

Cathy Wilson
Chief Executive

Conference Registration Fees 

Registrations are open and we are again offering a discounted Early Bird price for registrations and payments received by 19 May 2023.  So get in quick to take advantage of this fantastic discount.

Early Bird Registration Fees:  Two-day registration fee including GST are as follows:

  • $390 School Member or Organisational Member (Full Fee $440)
  • $430 Individual Member (Full Fee $480)
  • $615 Non-Member (Full Fee $665)

South Island Discount:  For 2023 we are again offering our South Island attendees a $50 discount on their registration fee.

The 2-day full registration fee includes

  • Entry to conference sessions 1 and 2 July
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea’s


Invoices will be sent out upon registration and payment is required to the MANZ bank account.  To qualify for our Early Bird pricing all registrations must be paid in full by 19 May 2023.

Conference Programme

Conference starts at 8am on Saturday the 1st July and concludes at 5.15pm on Sunday the 2nd July.

This year will include a Nibbles and Natter session from 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm on Saturday night which is a lovely opportunity to network with others and enjoy a casual atmosphere with a complimentary drink courtesy of MANZ.

We are also offering a Parent Information session on Saturday 1st July 11.00-12.30 pm.

Conference Speakers

We have an amazing line up of overseas and local speakers.

Trade Exhibitors

We welcome the following Trade Exhibitors to this year’s conference.  A chance for you to explore their products and services up close!

Maria Montessori Education Foundation:  The Maria Montessori Education Foundation (MMEF) is the official New Zealand teacher training centre of the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI), welcoming both New Zealand and international students.  Visit their website here

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ): specialises in early childhood teacher education, offering a range of diploma, degree and postgraduate programmes.  To find out more view their website here.

Growing Kiwi Gardeners: Anita Croft offers gardening programmes and professional learning and development for early childhood services across Aotearoa New Zealand.  Click here to see more details.



helvativa bannerHelvativa Montessori: Their mission is to provide better value for Montessori teachers by supplying sustainably produced, long-lasting Montessori teaching resources that meet the requirements and budgets of New Zealand Montessori early learning services and schools. Click here to check out their products.



Rothbury Insurance Brokers: Rothbury provides personalised services and quality advice from local brokers who live and work in our communities.  For a more in-depth look click here.



Playscape: Create outdoor environments for early childhood and schools. Playscape is passionate about the design and build of tailor-made outdoor spaces to suit any purpose nationwide. Creating safe, natural and unique playgrounds for all ages.  Their website is full of fantastic examples of their work click here to see them.


Substitutions: If you have registered and paid but are unable to attend then you are welcome to substitute someone to take your place. Please contact us with the new attendees name and details as soon as possible. You can make substitutions up until one week prior to the workshop.

Cancellations and Refunds: Please email if you wish to amend or cancel your registration. A full refund less a $100 service fee will be issued for cancellations received on or before 31 May, 2023.

No refunds will be issued after 31 May, 2023. Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.



When booking flights MANZ recommends that you book with a Flexi-fare so you can change flying dates or obtain a refund – just in case.


It is strongly recommended and your responsibility to have insurance to cover medical, travel, and registration expenses in the event of unforeseen circumstances.


Please advise of any special dietary, mobility, or other special requirements when you register.  Special Dietary requests will only be accepted until 11 am on Friday 16 June 2023.  We thank you for your understanding in this matter.


MANZ, PO Box 31461, Lower Hutt 5040.

For all registration and general enquiries, email us at, or call Cathy on 027 4485 525.

MANZ Conference 2023

Date: 1st & 2nd July 2023
Location: Waipuna Hotel and Conference Events Centre
Address: 58 Waipuna Road Mount Wellington,


Accommodation bookings for this year's MANZ Conference are available onsite. To make a booking, take note of our Conference Reservation Code " MONT0723" and contact Waipuna's Reservations Manager, Shabnam Khurana, either by email or phone 09 526 3003. Our Conference Reservation Code allows you to access the conference rate of $175 per night for a standard room for up to 2 people.