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'50 Years On - DipVFM 1968’ Reunion
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13/02/2018 to 14/02/2018
When: 13 & 14 February 2018
Where: The Commodore Airport Hotel and Lincoln University
Christchurch and Lincoln
Contact: Penny Curran

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50 Years On - DipVFM 1968 Reunion

We are pleased to confirm the Programme for your reunion and have attached the Registration Form for 13 & 14 February 2018.

We have had a very good response to our previous correspondence with over 30 people indicating they will come. If you are in contact with other classmates please remind them to follow up this correspondence and register ASAP but before 1 December 2017.

We believe we have the makings of a great reunion and it will be good to see as many of our old class as possible attend, including staying at the Commodore Airport Hotel. The feedback from another recent reunion (BAgrSc & BHortSc 1967 reunion, 17-19 February 2017) with a similar programme is that they all thoroughly enjoyed their reunion weekend so please make your registration now and don’t just leave it till later.


Tuesday 13 February 2018 
  • 6.00pm – 8:00pm - Reception and Welcome at the Commodore Airport Hotel.  Finger food meal provided and drinks at own expense.
Wednesday 14 February 2018
  • 9:30am - 4.30pmBus departs the Commodore Airport Hotel at 9.30am and heads to Lincoln University for morning tea, guided campus tour and presentation, class photographs, student 'clip the card' lunch at University Dining Hall, and University farm tours. The Bus will return to the Commodore Airport Hotel at approx. 4:30pm.
  • 6:30pm onwards – Formal Dinner at the Commodore Airport Hotel. Dress code: Smart casual.


Full Reunion Activities – 13 & 14 February 2018, including Tuesday night & Wednesday night formal dinner: $165 per person 

*Included in this cost are all venue charges, finger food dinner on Friday night, all bus transfers, guided campus tour & presentation at Lincoln University, combined class photo (including postage), student ‘clip the card’ lunch in the University Dining Hall, tour of Ashley Dene and Lincoln University dairy farm and formal dinner at the Commodore Airport Hotel.

All registrations and payments must be returned by 1 December 2017.  

TO REGISTER:  Please use the "RSVP/Register" button above, or download and return the
Reunion Programme and Registration Form

We encourage you to register as soon as possible as this will help to coordinate all the resources and catering.


We envisage that some attendees will want to stay together as a group so we have made arrangements for this at the Commodore Airport Hotel (449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch). The cost is $258 including breakfast & GST per room, per night (for 1 or 2 people). There is a free shuttle service to and from the airport for any staying guests. Full details can be found at or Phone +64 33588 129

All those who wish to stay at the Commodore Airport Hotel need to make their own booking directly with the Hotel (not online) please phone +64 33588 129 and advise that you are part of the ‘Lincoln Reunion 1968'. There are only 10 rooms reserved (last rooms left in the hotel as their busy period) so we encourage you to do this ASAP.

Alternatively, you can book at other Christchurch hotels or motels of your choice, or the below listed motels are 'side by side' each other and are only 500m from the Commodore Airport Hotel.  The motel managers own both of the motels and they advised that they can offer several sleeping arrangements including a house that sleeps 8, or other sharing configurations (so book together with others attending) to help keep the cost down.

Airport Christchurch Motel, 55 Roydvale Avenue, Burnside. Free ph 0800 800 631, email
Airport Delta Motel, 61 Roydvale Ave, Burnside. Free ph 0800 800 825,  email

If you have any photos from your time at Lincoln that you would like to share for a photo display at the reunion, please email them to The Alumni and Development Office will also happily scan them and then send them safely back to you.

We still have the following list of classmates with missing contact details, if you are able to help with locating any of these people please let the Alumni and Development Office know.  
Michael Corrigan
John N Mullen
Noel A Robinson

If you would like any further information or assistance with registering, please contact Penny Curran on email: or phone the Alumni and Development Office on +64 3 423 0000.

We look forward to seeing you all in February.

On behalf of the Reunion Organising Committee,

Dick Ashton, Dave Manning & Kerrie Wales