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Invitation to TENZ Conference 2023

2-4 October 2023 → Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School

TENZ invites you to our 2023 Conference - Expanding Possibilities, to be held at Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch / Ōtautahi, 2-4 October 2023.

The conference is designed for teachers at all levels of technology education and will provide opportunities to connect with, and learn from, other members of the  community as well as get up to date with new products, tools and opportunities that  support students’ learning in technology.

Conference Information

Conference Venue

Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch / Ōtautahi

More info about the school HERE


Key Dates

Research Presentation Proposals dueSunday 9 April 2023
Research Presentation Full Paper dueSunday 4 June 2023
Workshop Proposals dueSunday 20 August 2023
Poster or Display Proposals dueSunday 20 August 2023
Member Early RegistrationBefore Sunday 10 September 2023
Non-member Early RegistrationBefore Sunday 10 September 2023
Conference attendee Welcome ReceptionSunday 1st October 2023: 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Conference StartMonday 2 October 2023: 9am
Conference DinnerTuesday 3 October 2023: 6:30pm
Conference EndWednesday 4 October 2023: 1pm


RegistrationFee NZ$(incl GST)
Member Early - before Sunday 10 September 202395
Non-member Early - before Sunday 10 September 2023195
Student Member60
Student Non-Member90
Presenters and exhibitors0
Conference dinner60


Accommodation in Central Christchurch

We are spoiled for choice for accommodation and have found three for you that are within walking distance of the TENZ Conference 2023. If these aren’t quite what you are looking for, there are plenty more to be found.

Christchurch City Hotel

Website: https://www.christchurchcityhotel.co.nz/

Address: 699 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 039307630

A snippet about this accommodation

Located in the heart of the revitalised and vibrant city centre, Christchurch City Hotel offers stylish accommodation, friendly service, and stunning city views. Architecturally designed and built to the highest safety standards with both quality and comfort in mind.

As Christchurch’s newest hotel we offer 46 rooms ranging from our Executive Studio to Executive Suites featuring contemporary furnishings, modern stylish colour schemes, air conditioning, work desks, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and smart televisions with streaming services. Our skyline rooftop bar features local artisan produce and Canterbury wines is due to open for your gastronomic enjoyment in October 2022.

Rooms available

Studio @ $195.00 per room night

Executive Studio $235.00 per room night

Please note that this is a Room Only rate and is non-commissionable.

Conference delegates can contact and quote FENZ October 2023 to obtain this rate.

Distance from Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery: 450 metres or a 5 minute walk

Distinction hotel

Website: TENZ Conference booking link

Address: 14 Cathedral Square

Email: [email protected]

Phone:  033777000

A snippet about this accommodation


The renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. This luxury Christchurch accommodation is ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino, Cashel Mall and new Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Christchurch Accommodation

The 11 storey, 4.5 star Christchurch hotel offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned hotel rooms including 3 floors of fully refurbished Superior Rooms and Suites. Designed to suit everyone from business travellers requiring spacious, contemporary accommodation out-fitted with the latest technology including large, flat screen Smart TVs to those travellers seeking a place to relax and unwind after a day exploring Canterbury’s vibrant attractions.

Christchurch Dining

The stylish Gumption Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy drinks and delicious cuisine with friends or colleagues.

Hotel Facilities

Complementing this accommodation are conference facilities catering up to 200 delegates. Undercover valet parking in the hotel's on-site carpark is available at a cost of $25 per day (limited spaces & vehicle dimension restrictions apply). FREE high speed WiFi and complimentary access to the air-conditioned gym on level 3 of the hotel is also available to hotel guests.

Rooms available: Click on the link for a full range of room bookings available for you TENZ Conference booking link.

Distance from Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery: 600 metres or a 8 minute walk


BreakFree on Cashel

Website: https://www.breakfreeoncashel.nz/

Address: 165 Cashel Street

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 033601064

A snippet about this accommodation

From the unique urban feel, to the bright and funky furnishings throughout, you’ll be impressed with the level of style BreakFree on Cashel offers. Pair this with Samsung Smart TV technology with screen mirroring, wireless keyboards, free fibre optic WiFi and mood lighting in each room, you will find BreakFree on Cashel distinctively modern.

Guest facilities include 24 hour reception, car parking, express checkout, onsite restaurant and bar, a business kiosk with wireless printers and Apple computers.

Booking information


Code : TENZ2023

Book dates: 3/11/2022-01/09/2023

Travel dates:  29/09/2023-06/10/2023

10% off best available rate, non-commissionable

Once booking is confirmed, it can be accessed via My Bookings on the same website by logging in using the Reservation number on your confirmation and the Surname on the booking (completely self-managed)

Promo Codes are only valid for bookings made via the mghotels.com.au website; requiring full payment before arrival.

All rooms will be subject to availability and minimum night stay restrictions at time of booking. For full terms & conditions please visit  http://www.mghotels.com.au/terms-and-conditions/.

Distance from Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery: 550 metres or a 7 minute walk



Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School is located in Central Christchurch on 5 Mollett Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Getting to Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School

On foot

Those staying in the City Centre, it’s a gentle walk of 500 - 700 meters from your accommodation.

If you are coming in by bus, it’s a 450 metre walk from the Christchurch Bus Interchange.

By bus

Here’s the Metro link to organise your bus route: https://www.metroinfo.co.nz/

By bike or kick scooter

There is bike storage outside of the school. However, there are no facilities for scooter storage and they are not to be brought into the building.


You can use ridesharing companies throughout Christchurch to get to where you need to go. Options include OLA, UBER, & Zoomy


Blue Star Taxis and Gold Band Taxis operate in Christchurch.

By car

From the airport the drive time is estimated to take between 20-50 minutes.

Car Parking

You can pay with cash, EFTPOS, or credit card (Amex, Mastercard, or Visa).

Download: ParkMate to make it easy to pay for parking during the conference.

To find carparks close to Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery School click here

Conference Dinner

Keynote Speaker

Conference Programme

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