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Due to the increasing global risk of COVID 19, the New Zealand Cemeteries & Crematoria Collective and Recreation Aotearoa have made the decision to reschedule the 2020 Cemeteries and Crematoria Conference to May 2021.

We have come to this decision following the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO). We have taken into account the new travel restrictions on international visitors to New Zealand and the uncertainty around large public gatherings. While it is a difficult decision to make, at this stage our priority is to ensure the safety of all delegates, contributors and the general New Zealand public.

We are currently investigating the new May 2021 dates for the conference and will be liaising with all conference contributors and delegates. Please rest assured your registration will still be valid for the rescheduled conference dates.

If you have further questions or would like more information about your registration, please see our FAQs.

If you have been overseas within the last 14 days and develop a fever, cough or shortness of breath, phone Healthline's dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact your GP, including phoning ahead of your visit.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

If you are outside of New Zealand you can contact your local Healthline or GP for advice and information.

Who's speaking?

The 2020 conference features an impressive line-up of expert speakers for each sector stream.

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Field Trip

This year our field trip will take us to a few local cemeteries in Rotorua and then to Whakarewarewa The Living Māori Village where we will learn about the onsite urupā (cemetery) and burial practices.

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The conference programme will provoke discussion on the global/local issues that will impact our future participants and our society.

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