ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand


Networking Functions

Wednesday 19 May

If you are arriving in Wellington on the Wednesday, why not join us for a welcome drink at Te Wharewaka. There will be drinks and canapes, and a welcome address by the ILANZ committee. The perfect opportunity to get settled in and meet your fellow conference goers.

Welcome Function at Mākaro Room, Te Wharewaka 5pm - 7pm

Wharewaka Function Centre
Odlins Square
2 Taranaki Street
Wellington Waterfront

Access via the Taranaki St Wharf entrance, Wharewaka sits on the waterfront facing north on the Wellington harbour.

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Thursday 20 May

On the Thursday evening, we will be heading to the Wellington Museum to be hosted by AJ Park. Wellington Museum takes you back a thousand years and leads you to a vibrant present-day Wellington. Housed in a significant heritage building on the waterfront, the museum offers a wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of Wellington, complementing Te Papa's stories of the nation.

Join us for a wonderful evening of local food and drink, activities and entertainment plus ample opportunity for catching up with your peers and making new connections.

Dress code is comfortable, smart/casual.

Wellington Museum, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

3 Jervois Quay
Queens Wharf

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Friday 21 May

On Friday night we will celebrate with the Niche Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony in the iconic Wellington Foyer at Te Papa. There will be a pre-dinner drink in the lobby of Te Papa from 6.45pm. Gala Dinner and Awards from 7pm till late

In keeping with the theme – Tūhura | Discover, the theme for the dinner is: Through the looking glass. The Gala Dinner has always been a dress up event, however in recent years we’ve noticed a drop off in the number of people in costume – this year we want to revive the dress up element.
There have been limited opportunities to dress up and go out over the past year, so why not embrace the theme and go all out? There will be a few different prizes for costumes on the night – including individual and team prizes.
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  • Alice, The White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat.
  • Coming with your colleague, how about the Tweedle Twins.
  • Bringing the team, how about Mad Hatter’s tea party, the Flowers of Wonderland or the Amored Cards…

Costumes can be as elaborate or as simple as you like – you could simply add an accessory like Mad Hatter’s hat or The White Rabbit’s watch.
As always, delegates are welcome to come dressed in business, formal or cocktail attire.

Wellington Foyer, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa
55 Cable Street

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