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An alternative programme

We know two full days of conference is not for every partner – no matter how involved in the business or supporting they are. It's been a while since we've offered a partners' programme, and Hawkes Bay has so much to see and do, that we thought it was about time. 

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If you haven’t been to Round Pond before, summerfruit growers Mike and Julie Russell, have kindly offered to host morning tea and a private visit of their wonderful garden and sculpture collection.

Attendees will be collected from the conference centre at 10am and driven to the garden and then to lunch at Silky Oak Chocolates where you can learn more about their exquisite handmade chocolates and gourmet Hawkes Bay products.

The David Trubridge Design Studio is the next stop where you will be welcomed and shown where the iconic Trubridge lightshades and furniture are designed and made. You will then be transported to Napier to visit the galleries and shops near the conference centre or returned to your accommodation at 2.45pm approximately.