New Zealand First 2019 AGM and Convention

We are delighted to see your interest in the New Zealand First 2019 Annual General Meeting and Convention.

Whether you are already a member, or interested in the policies of New Zealand First, this convention is set to be one of the most impressive yet.  The line up includes a range of exciting guest speakers, informative strategy sessions, policy debates and workshops as well as a repeat of the popular “meet the MPs session” facilitated by Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau.

The weekend will begin with a “welcome to Christchurch” informal gathering on Friday evening, with the official convention commencing on Saturday morning and concluding on Sunday afternoon with the annual address by New Zealand First Leader, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, which is open to the public.  Saturday evening will be a member-only social function for those who wish to enjoy catching up with friends old and new.

New Zealand is in great shape as a country.  We are addressing decades of structural issues; the housing crisis, cost of living and out of control immigration policies, just to name a few.  Everyday New Zealand First makes a valuable contribution by being a stable coalition partner bringing common sense to government decision making.  Through your membership, donations and time dedicated to the fundamental values of New Zealand First you too will make a contribution to the success of this country.

We look forward to seeing you in Christchurch.  



It is our priority to ensure as many members attend as possible and have provided the options below to accommodate your different requirements throughout the weekend.

If you are purchasing multiple tickets or buying a ticket on behalf of others, please follow the below instructions.

  1. Select the number of tickets you would like to purchase.
  2. If you are not logged in then you will be prompted to log in, if you are not registered on the website then enter your details into the sign in and you will be taken through to purchase your tickets.
  3. If you are buying multiple tickets then after selecting and purchasing them please use the text field that will appear to let us know who your guests are or who you have bought tickets on behalf of. This will add them to the list as attending convention and allow them access to events. If this field is blank then your local electorate will be in contact to confirm details.

i.   Full name

ii.  Electorate

iii. Enter one contact - either a phone number or email for the individual

iv. If you have purchased a mix of ticket types please indicate which ticket type

v.  If you have dietary requirements and are attending the dinner please let us know


A list of each electorate registered attendee's  for the convention will be sent to the local electorate committee on the 14th of each month.


New Zealand First Potential Candidate Information Session

New Zealand First is celebrating its 26th anniversary this year and is continuing to make an important contribution not only in Parliament but in this country we call home.  

We are looking for intelligent, enthusiastic and energised team players who are seeking to make a positive difference to New Zealand through political involvement.

Expressions of interest are now open to start the process towards becoming a New Zealand First Candidate in the 2020 general election.

The New Zealand First Potential Candidates Academy will be held on 18 October 2019, preceding the New Zealand First annual general meeting and convention. For expressions of interest, please follow the below link.


More information



To stay at the Rydges Latimer Christchurch at a special discounted rate for those attending the New Zealand First Convention 2019 click here.



Event Details


October 18, 2019 at 4:30pm - October 20, 2019


Christchurch Rydges Latimer
30 Latimer Sq
Christchurch 8011
New Zealand
Google map and directions

Convention Tickets

Please make your selection for for this event:
Welcome Event Only Ticket - $20.00
5pm-8pm on Fri 18th at the Rydges Hotel
$20.00 Welcome Event Only Ticket
Members Only Dinner Ticket - $70.00
7pm on Sat 19th at the Rydges Hotel
$70.00 Members Only Dinner Ticket
Saturday Only Ticket - $130.00
Access to Convention Sat 19th 9.30am-5pm
$130.00 Saturday Only Ticket
Sunday Only Ticket - $130.00
Access to Convention Sun 20th Oct 9am-12pm
$130.00 Sunday Only Ticket
Two Day Ticket - $200.00
Access to events on both Saturday and Sunday
$200.00 Two Day Ticket

Convention Agenda & Pricing

Please note:  Registration includes complimentary morning/afternoon tea, lunch and refreshments.




Friday 18th October

12.00pm - 3.00pm

New Zealand First Potential Candidate Information Session

No cost

RSVP essential

Friday 18th October

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Registrations Open


Friday 18th October

5.00pm - 9.00pm

Welcome to Christchurch

Informal gathering at Rydges Latimer to welcome delegates to Christchurch.  

$20 per person, with cash bar

Saturday 19th October

8.00am - 8.45am

Registrations Open


Saturday 19th October

9.00am - 4.40pm

Convention Day One

$130 per day or $200 for both days

Saturday 19th October

7.00pm - 10.00pm

Members Only Social Function

$70.00 per person

Sunday 20th October

9.00am - 3.00pm

Convention Day Two

$130 per day or $200 for both days