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AGM and Conference

2017 AGM & Conference

Saturday 29 July 2017, Riccarton Park Conference Centre, Christchurch

The Coeliac NZ Executive Committee are pleased to host the 43rd Annual General Meeting & Conference in Christchurch at the Riccarton Park Conference Centre located at 165 Racecourse Road, Broomfield.

Featuring Guest Speakers: Dr Jason Tye-Din, Dr John Croese, Anna Richards and Tania Clifton-Smith

This year, we're excited to announce that Dr Jason Tye-Din head of the Coeliac Research Lab at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute will be presenting at our conference. Jason runs a specialist coeliac clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital specialising in gastroenterology.

We will also have Dr John Croese speaking about the treatment of coeliac disease with hookworms. John is the principal investigator of the study and will presenting on the findings of his research.

One of NZ's more well-known dietitians Anna Richards will also be presenting with her daughter Samantha.Anna is well known for her specialist work in Allergy and Intolerance in both children and adults. She has specialist skills in paediatric nutrition and dietetics and a unique understanding of families and children’s nutrition issues.

Tania Clifton-Smith is a specialist physiotherapist who will be presenting Breathe Well To Be Well.  Breathing well is the first step to optimum health, energy and well being. Tania is the Co-founder of the Breathing Works clinics and the BradCliff Breathing Method®. She comes from a background in physical education, physiotherapy and more recently studying MindBody Medicine at AUT Auckland. She is considered a National & International authority in the assessment and treatment of breathing dysfunction and breathing pattern disorders.

Tickets are $70 and include:

  • Entry to our AGM & Conference (featuring guest speakers in the food and medical industry)
  • Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea (GF)
  • Buffet Lunch (GF)
  • Complimentary Glass of Wine
  • Goody bag filled with GF products!

Tickets are now available

Purchase AGM Tickets

Tickets can be purchased:

  • Via our online store
  • By direct credit to CNZ account 03-1726-0020179-00  reference 'Your name' and 'AGM' (please also email with your details)
  • By cheque payable to 'Coeliac NZ' and posted to: Coeliac NZ, PO Box 302717, North Harbour, Auckland 0751 (please enclose your details with the cheque)
  • By cash in person at the CNZ office, 11/44 William Pickering Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632

Accommodation & Transport

Riccarton Park is located only 8 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 15 minutes from the city centre. Free on-site parking is available at the venue and taxis and buses are also readily available. For bus routes, visit

There are plenty of accommodation options available within walking distance to Riccarton Park and also within the CBD and near the airport. For a full list of suggestions email

Make a weekend of it!

Christchurch is a great city to spend a weekend away in. Regarded as the 'gateway to the South Island' it has a wide variety of activities to cater to all personalities. There's skiing and rafting options, wineries and gardens and even whale watching. 

Check our what you can do on your visit at

Report from the 2016 AGM & Conference

The 42nd Coeliac NZ Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 25th June at the Wellesley Boutique Hotel in Wellington. It was a full day event with 5 guest speakers including gastroenterologist Jason Tye-Din, chef Elizabeth Marshall and dietitian Anna Richards. 

To download any of the presentations, go to our Conference Presentation page. 

Thanks also to General Manager Carl Sunderland who MC’d the day, Karen Little who coordinated a flawless event and our manufacturing partners who supplied gluten free items for our goodie bags and gift hampers.