Good afternoon everyone,

 To give us an indication of numbers of likely attendees at the NZABA Conference next month, could all attendees please answer the two questions (a) whether you are planning on attending the conference, and b) whether you (and your partner/family) are planning on attending the conference dinner on Saturday) on the “Attendance Poll” at the link below:

Please forward this link on to students (or any others who are not on the mailing list) who are planning on attending also. We would like your replies to this poll ASAP.

Please note that conference registration for NZABA 2013 will occur on the morning of Saturday 31st August. All conference attendees must register their attendance. Conference fees are $140 for waged (payable upon registration), and free for students. Please note that although students pay no fees, they still need to register on the day. (Voting on the “attendance polls” does not mean that you have “registered” – you still need to register your actual attendance on Saturday morning.)

Further conference details (including details about Friday’s drinks and Saturday’s dinner) are now available on the NZABA website here:

To all those who are presenting, can you please submit your abstracts to Chris by 19th August (although ASAP is preferred to lessen the administration workload). Please include all authors and affiliations when you do so. Email abstracts to Please note that talks will be 15 minutes each, plus a few minutes for questions.