After months of planning, the national rural health conference 2016 programme is live and Early Bird registrations are open. To visit the website and view the programme follow this LINK

The recently refurbished Dunedin Centre and town hall in the Octagon is the venue for national rural health conference 2016 to be held over four days from March 31 to April 3. The conference will be run in association with the New Zealand Rural Hospital Network and the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ. The theme is Wai Ora, Healthy Environments.

Keynote speakers include Nigel Latta, Matt Vickers, Roger Strasser, Lesley Elliot, Alison Dewes and health Minister Jonathan Coleman has been invited to speak at the conference opening.

Come early to Dunedin and experience the Otago rail trail by bike

The Network in conjunction with the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust and Bike it Now are offering 2016 conference delegates the chance to experience the amazing Otago Rail Trail – on two wheels. As a special offer, conference delegates can experience a luxury or standard option, four-day/three-night Otago Rail Trail self-guided superior tour. Bike It Now will give 10 percent of any booking made through the conference to the Pat Farry Trust.

The tour dates are March 27-30, 2016 (Easter Sunday through Wednesday before the conference), with the conference running from March 31 to April 3, 2016. Interested? Email 

BOOK NOW for this offer as accommodation on the trail over that period is filling up fast.

Click HERE to find out more.

Bring your running gear to the conference too.

The Pat Farry Trust fun run and walk returns to the conference calendar in 2016. Further details of the course will be advised closer to the event.