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The closing social event is themed. Delegates walk into the “Middle Earth” adorned atrium. Delegates will receive a bubbly, beer, juice or mineral water on entry.

Dr Sarah-Kate Millar, will outline the evening’s activities and will provide the Karakia.

AUT Group Chef Matthew Farley, AUT Hospitality Services will explain the food and the Sileni wine for the evening. Food is available from the “Middle Earth” themed areas. Prizes for the competitions at the Kiwiana Opening and during the week at the Industry Partner Playing Field will be awarded.

Live band “Off the Wall” https://www.offthewallnz.com/ will be the four piece band for the closing banquet party.

With the Middle Earth themed dinner and surrounds, the closing banquet is going to be a highlight of the conference for networking and relaxing after the quality academic presentations.