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AKO PUORO – From the Lakes to the Geysers

                        CONFERENCE 2022 CANCELLED

Please see below for a message from IRMTNZ President, Margaret Maw:

On behalf of Rotorua Branch IRMTNZ, our Conference 2022 Committee and Council it is with great regret that I write to advise that we have decided to cancel Conference 2022.
Many factors have led to this decision, all of which are related to the Covid-19 pandemic: registrations are too low for us to successfully finance the conference, hotel health and safety policies will greatly limit our usual mingling with colleagues, and there is concern about the possibility of a late conference cancellation due to any potential Alert Level changes in Rotorua.
As you can imagine, the decision has been incredibly difficult for the Conference Committee to make but we are all convinced that it is the right one given the current situation. We thank those members who have registered for their support.
Council will now consider different options for how to present some interesting and inspiring professional development to our members throughout 2022.

Ngã manaakitanga

Margaret Maw










We would like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors for their generosity in their support of Conference 2022.







Programme Update

As it has become increasingly unlikely that our Australian presenters will be able to travel by January, we have decided after much consultation, to cancel their travel to New Zealand. We are delighted that they have agreed to present their main conference sessions via an online platform; with the Judith Clark Memorial Address to be given by Christopher Lawrence, and the ‘Baroque 101’ session to be jointly presented by Donald Nicolson and Julia Fredersdorff.

We are very pleased to announce that Rachael Griffiths-Hughes and Lara Hall will be presenting the String Masterclass and the Baroque Concert. The Concert Programme will be updated to the website when we have further information.


The Committee for ‘Ako Puoro – From the Lakes to the Geysers’ is dedicated to producing a great & memorable  Conference. We are excited to share our region with attendees and for them to sample local, national and overseas artists if the ‘alert levels are with us’. The line up of presenters is indeed inspiring and reflective of our theme: “Embracing Cultural Diversity”. Our Committee is looking forward to bringing  you all an uplifting and memorable Conference.