Our Policies


Registration fee: For cancellations received before 11 June 2018 a full refund will be paid. Cancellations received from 11 June – 9 July 50% of the registration fee will be paid. Thereafter refunds will be at the discretion of the organising committee and will be processed after the conference. No refunds will be made for late arrival or early departure. Registrations may be reassigned to another person without penalty. Please notify the conference team of any changes prior to the conference.

Hotels:  Please check directly

Insurance All insurance is the responsibility of registrants. The conference organising committee, HSNZ, and RHANZ accept no liability or responsibility for illness or death, injury or accident to or financial loss by any person attending the conference, whatever the cause.

Liability In the event of any disruption or event leading to losses or added expenses being incurred in respect of the conference, there shall be no liability attached to conference organising committee, HSNZ, and RHANZ.

Disclaimer The information detailed on the website is correct at the time of publication. The conference organising committee reserve the right to alter or delete items from the programme as circumstances dictate.  Changes will be notified on this website.


The NZ Humanists are dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race or age. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Sexual images in public spaces
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here

We can’t follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:

  • Calling or messaging this phone number: 022 435 6117. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
  • Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF lanyards.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we’ll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we’ll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won’t be asked to confront anyone and we won’t tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local police or local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.