Gender policy

This congress strives to achieve gender balance in all aspects of the congress. The local organising committee endeavours to achieve this through balanced female and male representation on the committees, session chairs, as well as through invitations to high quality speakers of both sexes.


The weather varies throughout New Zealand by region and by season.


The currency used is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD).

Internet & phone coverage

Staying connected in New Zealand is easy with a little forward planning.


New Zealand's electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts and uses angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia and parts of Asia).

Time zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

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