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August 15 - August 17

Tāmaki Makaurau E Hoe Ana Ki Tawhiti 2024: He Tirohanga mō Āpōpō

Auckland Sailing Beyond 2024: A Vision for Tomorrow

Encapsulates the essence of the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists Inc. (NZSDRT) and the dedicated Diversional and Recreational Therapists (DRThs) across Aotearoa New Zealand. This theme, inspired by Auckland’s rich maritime heritage, reflects our collective ambition to navigate beyond the traditional confines of therapeutic practices. It symbolizes a commitment to innovation and progress in our field, mirroring the courage of sailors who have historically navigated Auckland’s vast waters.
As DRThs, we are at the forefront of a movement that champions holistic wellbeing, utilizing recreational activities as a medium to enhance the quality of life for individuals in our care. This conference is not just an event; it is a confluence of ideas, experiences, and aspirations. It is an opportunity for us to unite, share our successes, confront our challenges, and collectively chart a course towards a future where Diversional and Recreational Therapy is fully embedded as a vital component of healthcare in our country.
Through this gathering, we aim to solidify our role in the broader healthcare landscape, showcasing the significant impact of our work with individuals and communities. Tāmaki Makaurau E Hoe Ana Ki Tawhiti 2024: He Tirohanga mō Āpōpō – Auckland Sail Beyond 2024: A Vision for Tomorrow is a call to action for all DRThs to anchor their passion, harness their creativity, and set sail towards a horizon filled with promise, inclusion, and ground-breaking advancements in our profession.
We look forward to welcoming you in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) Aotearoa (New Zealand) in August 2024!

Book now!!! Despite our best efforts to keep prices low, we acknowledge the impact of inflation. We have structured the pricing to accommodate different memberships. Here are the details:

 Early Bird Rates (Now until 29th Feb):

National Registered (Licensed) DRThs: $600
All members: $650
Non-Members: $700

Regular Rates (1st Mar – 1st May):
National Registered (Licensed) DRThs: $650
All members: $700
Non-Members: $750

Please note that the above costs do not include GST, and it will be added separately to your final invoice.

Recognizing the current economic challenges, we’re introducing an installment scheme for the first time ever. Confirm your booking before 29 February, and you can gradually complete your payment until May while still availing the early bird discount.

Ticket Sales are officially open and you can confirm your slot with a non-refundable deposit of $100.



Email – nzsdrt@diversionaltherapy.net.nz

Jezka – DTConference@diversionaltherapy.net.nz




We recognize that this may seem a challenging goal, but with determination and strategic planning, we can attain this. We are committed to exploring avenues to support your access to this opportunity and welcome your input. Kindly share any ideas you may have so that more DRThs can benefit from this opportunity.
Together, we can make it possible!


CREDIT CARD PAYMENT Options: Please email treasurer@diversionaltherapy.net.nz


August 15
August 17
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New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists
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Grand Millenium Auckland
71 Mayoral Drive, Cnr Vincent Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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