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Magical Marlborough beckons

The Marlborough region's reputation rests rightly on its obvious attributes – sunshine, sauvignon blanc and spectacular scenery – and it's also the perfect central location for the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network's 2019 National Rural Health Conference.

In a departure from recent years we've decided to take the conference from an urban to a rural setting and as it is the South Island's turn to host the event next year, Marlborough and more specifically Blenheim ticked all the boxes.

So we take great pleasure in inviting you to come to Marlborough in April 2019 and experience all this comprehensive event and exciting, friendly region has to offer.

The conference venue is the Marlborough Convention Centre and ASB Theatre and the dates are 4 – 7 April.

Conference 2019 will feature workshops, concurrent sessions and nine keynote speakers across three days concluding with a Members' political and breakfast forum on the morning of the fourth day. A Gala Dinner and Awards Night, Welcome Function and several other dinners will again be features of the conference. Programme details, online registration, dinner venues and accommodation options is available on this website. 

A comprehensive trade and exhibition space will give delegates the opportunity to engage with industry representatives during the breaks.

We invite you to come to Marlborough and soak up the CME, collegiality and camaraderie the conference offers and while you're there why not take an extra day or two to sample the local cuisine, Sauvignon Blanc (or other varietal), cycling and a multitude of other activities on offer in the region.

On behalf of the 2019 conference organising committee, I invite you to attend this exciting event and be part of an annual celebration of excellence in rural primary health care. We look forward to seeing you in Marlborough in April 2019.

Rob Olsen

NZRGPN conference manager


 Breakfast session, Conference dinner, Coffee lounge sponsor
 Satchel and workshop sponsor  Water bottle and fill stations sponsor
Breakfast session sponsor Lanyard sponsor
 Catering sponsor Welcome reception sponsor