This year we have a brand new venue.
AMI Netball Centre
44 Northcote Rd
We are very fortunate to have secured the AMI Netball Centre this year as the venue for both our Eucharistic Convention and the Dinner in Support of Suffering Christians Worldwide on the Saturday evening. While not as big as any previous venue we have had over the years it will suffice with a few adjustments to the configuration of our event.
Things to be aware of include tickets will be sold by the day, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. If you are coming to the whole event you will be sent two tickets. This is so that we know the numbers for each day. There is a cap to numbers at this venue which once reached cannot be extended. You are encouraged to pre-register for this convention to make sure you don’t miss out on what promises to be a most uplifting experience.
There has been a price increase this year because costs have escalated to a point where we have no option but to make this adjustment. It is noteworthy that the organisation of this event for this our 23rd year has been the most challenging on record. To justify the effort put into making this convention happen each year we need to get the numbers so please come yourselves, encourage family and friends also and circulate information about the convention in your parishes.
The programme will be tweaked to suit circumstances this year so please take note of it when it is published on this website. As of this writing we are not ready to publish the programme so please check back often to see updates and new information.
We must make mention of the fact that at the AMI Netball Centre we need to use the catering company associated with the venue. From reports they are very good. Sadly, this means that both the Auckland Catholic Filipino Ladies and the Mother of Divine Mercy Group who have looked after our venue catering needs in the past will not be able to share their generosity with us. We would like to thank the members of these groups for their past generosity and invite them to come along anyway, relax for once and join in with the rest of us to participate in the weekend which we promise will be a most enjoyable experience.
Attendees have the option of bringing their own lunches and any other refreshments they might like to have over the weekend – feel free to do this if it your preferred option.
To get to the AMI Netball Centre is not complicated. If you are coming from Auckland City go across the Harbour Bridge traveling north on State Highway One. Take the Northcote Rd exit. When you get to the top of the exit ramp the AMI Netball Centre can be seen on your left. Turn left into Northcote Rd then look for the entry to the Netball Centre some way down on your left hand side. There is plenty of parking available at the venue but if it’s full there is more parking across the road adjacent to the Poenamo Hotel.
Sacred Heart College
250 W Tamaki Rd, Glendowie, Auckland, New Zealand
If you are coming down from the north toward Auckland take the Northcote Rd exit then turn right into Northcote Rd. Once you go over the motorway bridge you will see the AMI Netball Centre on your left hand side. Look for the entry to the Netball Centre some way down on your left hand side. There is plenty of parking available at the venue but if it’s full there is more parking across the road adjacent to the Poenamo Hotel.
We hope you enjoy this years Eucharistic Convention – we are working hard to ensure you will.
John and Beth Porteous