Pencil in the 18th, 19th and 20th of March 2016 for a convention at the picturesque sea-side village of Moeraki, North Otago. Moeraki is 25 minutes South of Oamaru, 50 minutes North of Dunedin and boasts a tavern and the world renowned “Fleur’s Place” restaurant right on the harbour. There is a service station, cafe, motel, motor camp, tavern and supermarket at nearby Hampden (5 minutes North).
We have booked a main venue, the “Cliffview” holiday home which has 3 double bedrooms and another accommodation option, “Kowhai Cottage” with 2 double-rooms and six singles. With the two venues we can accommodate 5 couples and 6 singles. These holiday homes will be reserved for those intending to stay the full 3 nights. Depending on attendance numbers, we will make further block bookings accordingly. If you wish to book your own accommodation, options include a motor camp with tent sites, caravan sites, cabins, tourist flats etc, several motels, and many holiday homes so please ask if you need details. Breakfast will be available for you at both venues.
We have several interesting workshops planned with plenty of time for chat and DX!
Cliffview will be our main venue, it has two lounges, a large deck, BBQ, large screen TV for presentations. It is perched very close to a cliff (well fenced) with heaps of room for antennas such as EWEs, flags, pennants etc, and a few possibilities for longer wires. Kowhai Cottage will provide additional accommodation and breakfast facilities and has plenty of room for antennas too. We are also planning an AUCTION on Sunday afternoon, so please bring something to sell e.g. radios, books, headphones, recorders, pennants, stickers, memorabilia etc etc, so, time to clean that shack out!
The convention starts at 2pm Friday 18th and ends 10am Monday 21st. The League has very kindly made a donation to heavily subsidise the cost of a restaurant meal at midday on Saturday.
Cost for 4 days/3 nights: $130 per person – includes food and accommodation. If you’re only staying for 1 or 2 nights, or just a day visit, please let us know and we’ll adjust costs accordingly.
If you want a diversion from radio, Moeraki and environs has plenty to offer. There are yellow-eyed penguin and seal colonies, the excellent Millennium walking track, Moeraki lookout point, fishing charters, native bush, beautiful beaches and the famous Moeraki Boulders.
If you’d like to join us, please complete the following registration form.