Networking Events

Conference Ice-Breaker - Tuesday 14 Nov 6:00-8.30pm

Join us for a cold beverage and tasty canapés at the Club that trained Tauranga’s favourite son – Sailing Super Star Peter Burling.

The club house is situated on the harbours edge with one of the city’s best waterfront vistas toward Mount Maunganui (Mauao).

A complimentary shuttle service is available at the end of the night to support you making the short trip back to the Tauranga City Waterfront safely (Trinity Wharf drop off).

Event: Conference Ice-Breaker

When: Tuesday, 14th November 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm.

Location:  Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, Sulphur Point (

Note: This is a change in venue from the initial programme.  The Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club is less than a 5 min drive from Trinity Wharf.



PIANC Young Professionals Event - Wednesday 15th Nov 5.30-7.30pm

PIANC Australia’s Young Professionals Commission invites you to attend a FREE networking event at the 2017 NZ Coastal Society Conference!

Come and join young professionals (40 and under) for drinks and canapes after the field trips on the first day of the conference. Details are below and all PIANC and NZCS members are welcome. It will be a great night out!

Event: Free PIANC Networking Event with drinks and canapes provided.

When: Wednesday, 15th November 2017 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Location: Level 1, Macau Bar on the Strand.

RSVP: Numbers are limited, please email by Nov 3rd to reserve your spot.


Optional Extra – Mount Mission

Friday 17 November  1:00pm – 4:30pm

You can’t visit Tauranga Moana and not take in the world famous (in NZ) Mount Maunganui.  Due to popular demand, we have put on return bus transport to the heart of the Mount (The Mount Surf Club) on Friday arvo.  There is no better way to spend a few hours, while waiting for your plane or delaying the trip home.

·         Learn to surf (

·         Soak up the sun, or a coffee, or an ice cream, or why not all three

·         Relax at the Mount salt water hot pools (

·         Take a stroll along the Pilot Bay or dunes boardwalk.

We are also offering a guided walk up Mauao (Mount Maunganui).  This will take approximately 1 hour and is suitable for those with average fitness and sturdy footwear.  We have the Mount Surf Club Lounge booked for you to use as a base with secure space to store luggage.

For those who are returning home by plane, the Mount Surf Club is approximately the same distance to the airport as from Trinity Wharf (20 mins). So a taxi from the Surf Club to the airport would be a good option for you. If you need to return to Trinity Wharf, the bus will return by 4:30pm.

Event: Mount Mission.

When: Friday, 17th November 2017 1.00pm – 4:30pm.

Location: Mount Surf Club, 21 Adams Ave, Mt Maunganui.

Transport: Bus departing from and returning to Trinity Wharf.