manz conference 2024

MANZ Conference 2024

Date: Saturday 6th July & Sunday 7th July, 2024
Location: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Mt. Wellington, Auckland 1060

Kia ora,

I am delighted to welcome you to the information and registration page for MANZ Conference 2024.

Our theme is: Educate, Advocate, Ako mai, Tautoko mai

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.

MANZ looks forward to you joining us again 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 17 May 2024.  So get in quick to take advantage of this fantastic discount.

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

  • School Member: $390 + GST
  • Individual Member $430 + GST
  • Non-Member $615 + GST
  • Organisational Member: $440 +GST

South Island Discount:  For 2024 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  July 6th & 7th, 2024
  • 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 17 May 2024.

Conference Programme

Conference starts at 9am on Saturday the 6th July and concludes at 5.00pm on Sunday the 7th July.

This year will again include a Nibbles and Natter event 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. It was a great success last year so we are doing it again.

In addition to the conference programme we are offering a Montessori and Dementia workshop on Saturday 6th July 11.00 – 12.30 pm. This is separate to conference with a sperate registration.

Programme and Registrations will go live beginning of December, 2023.

Conference Speakers

To be announced soon.

Trade Exhibitors

Trade exhibitors will be uploaded as they register.



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, 2024.

No refunds will be issued after 31 May, 2024. 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 14 June 2024.  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 2024

Date: Saturday 6th July & Sunday 7th July, 2024
Location: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre
Address: 58 Waipuna Road,


Accommodation bookings for this year's MANZ Conference are available onsite. To make a booking, take note of our Conference Reservation Code " MANZ0724" 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 $235 per night for a standard room which includes a buffet breakfast for one person or $270 for 2 people.