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2017 Home Birth Conference & Hui

Auckland HomeBirth Community

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM (NZDT)

2017 Home Birth Conference & Hui

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Hui (Sunday only)
Select this ticket if you are attending ONLY the hui on Sunday (and not the conference).
Oct 7, 2017 Free NZ$0.00
Early Bird, Waged
Ticket price includes the Conference on Saturday and the Hui is free on Sunday. Waged price.
Aug 31, 2017 NZ$85.00 NZ$0.00
Early Bird, Unwaged or Midwife   more info Aug 31, 2017 NZ$55.00 NZ$0.00
Early Bird, Student   more info Aug 31, 2017 NZ$15.00 NZ$0.00
Waged   more info Not Started NZ$95.00 NZ$0.00
Unwaged or Midwife   more info Not Started NZ$65.00 NZ$0.00
Student   more info Not Started NZ$25.00 NZ$0.00

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2017 Home Birth Conference and Hui posterAuckland HomeBirth Community proudly presents the 2017 Home Birth Conference and Hui held in Auckland at the outstanding and comfortable Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre.

Be inspired at this year’s National Home Birth Conference (Saturday) and Hui (Sunday) with like-minded, kindred spirits and dynamic guest speakers.

Delicious morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and nibbles at the Conference is included in the ticket price. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided at the Hui.

As always, this is a baby/child-friendly event and a creche is provided.

Come enjoy, learn, be bathed in oxytocin, surrounded by like-minded individuals, and be inspired by amazing people. See you there!

The high-resolution Conference & Hui Poster can be downloaded here: PDF [1.74MB]

Programme & Speakers

Conference: Saturday 7th October
9:00am Registrations open
9:30am – 10:00am Powhiri
10:00am – 10:30am Morning Tea
10:30am – 11:15am Session #1: Place of Birth Study – Annabel Ferry
11:15am – 11:35am Story Bite & Introduction to Discussion Panel Topic
11.35am – 11.45am Break – 10 minutes
11.45am – 12.30pm Session #2A: Acknowledging Birth Trauma – Carla Sargent Session #2B: Trauma Effects on Midwives – Janet Redmond
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch – 1 hour
1.30pm – 2.15pm Session #3: NZ Maternity: Past, Present & Future – Brenda Hinton & Linda McKay
2.15pm – 2.45pm My Stories Session – 3x stories
2.45pm – 3:00pm Discussion Panel
3:00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea – 30 minutes
3.30pm – 3.45pm Energy Boost!
3.45pm – 4.30pm Session #4: Real Life & the Code of Rights – Ban Abdul (Bee)
4.30pm – 4.45pm I Have A Baby, Now What?
4.45pm – 5.15pm Demonstration Workshops
5.15pm – 7:00pm Wrap-up / Break / Dinner (offsite)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Midwifery Masterclass – Physiological Birth Wisdom
9:00pm CALL TO END


Hui: Sunday 8th October
8.30am Yoga Class (optional)
9:30am Karakia & Waiata
9.45am Kei a wai Ceremony
11:00am – 11.30am Morning Tea – 30 minutes
11.30am – 12.30pm Regional Round Up
12.30pm – 1:00pm Session #5
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lunch – 1 hour
2:00pm – 3:00pm Home Birth Aotearoa Trust AGM
3:00pm – 3.30pm Session #6: AHBC lessons learned
3.30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Tea – 30 minutes
4:00pm – 4.30pm My Stories Session
4.30pm – 5:00pm Debrief and a prayer for travel
5:00pm CALL TO END


  • Annabel Farry: NZ Place of Birth Study
  • Carla Sargent: Acknowledging Birth Trauma
  • Janet Redmond: Trauma Effects on Midwives
  • Brenda Hinton and Linda McKay: NZ Maternity: Past, Present, Future
  • Ban Abdul (Bee): Real Life and the Code of Rights
  • Midwifery Masterclass: Physiological Birth Wisdom

More information coming soon.

Venue & Facilities

Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre is just 5 minutes to Auckland Airport.

Free on-site car parking.

24-hour complimentary airport shuttle service for those staying at Jetpark Hotel.

For those staying elsewhere, there will be a carpool available to and from the conference and/or hui.

Creche available.

Dinner is not provided. Jetpark Hotel and Conference Centre has Te Maroro Restaurant on site. Otherwise, there are numerous restaurants and eateries in the area. Tap here for a map:


Accommodation at Jetpark Hotel

Bookings are made direct with Jetpark Hotel. Accommodation information can be found here:
Jetpark Hotel’s Deluxe Twin Rooms are in the conference centre if you would like added convenience.

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When & Where

Jetpark Hotel & Conference Centre
63 Westney Rd, Mangere
Auckland, None 2022
New Zealand

Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 5:00 PM (NZDT)

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Auckland HomeBirth Community



Auckland HomeBirth Community is a not-for-profit community organisation passionate about birth at home. AHBC offers support groups, online resources, birth pool hire, a lending library and homebirth related events.

International evidence shows homebirth is a safe and gentle way to welcome babies, where families can be involved and connected.

Homebirth – it’s your choice!

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