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Massage Aotearoa New Zealand (MANZ) is the only massage therapy specific membership body in New Zealand for professional Massage Therapists. Our purpose is to promote massage therapy and the ongoing development of the massage industry in New Zealand through educating the public about the benefits of massage therapy for health and wellness and supporting the public to access high quality massage therapy through our database of MANZ registered Massage Therapists. 


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Massage Aotearoa New Zealand 2024 Conference!

13-15th September 2024, Location: West Plaza Hotel, Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington

Hold onto your hats as we bring you a whirlwind of excitement in the windy capital! Get ready for the 2024 MANZ Conference on September 13th-15th. Mark your calendars for this unmissable event!

In the true spirit of grassroots connection, we are thrilled to rekindle the camaraderie that comes with gathering our massage therapy community. It's been a while since our last conference in 2019, and the anticipation is building for this reunion – a chance not only to reconnect with old friends but also to forge new connections and build lasting relationships with therapists from around the nation.

Join us as we create a unique experience, where the collective wisdom of Aotearoa takes centre stage. This conference is more than just an event; it's a celebration of our community and the invaluable knowledge we share.

Conference Details:

  • Date: September 13th-15th 2024
  • Location: West Plaza Hotel, Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington
  • Theme: Te Whare Tapa Whā

In exploring Te Whare Tapa Whā, we find resonance with our role as massage therapists, enriching well-being through touch and connection. Rooted in Aotearoa and conceived by Sir Mason Durie, this holistic model envisions well-being as interconnected dimensions within a meeting house. As practitioners, we embody elements of this approach, illustrating our ongoing dedication to enhancing individual and community well-being.

Why Attend?

Joining us at the MANZ Conference provides a firsthand experience of the invaluable guidance within the massage therapy profession. The conference plays a pivotal role in creating a solid support system for therapists, especially those in small businesses or remote areas, reinforcing the sense of community among experienced professionals. It's a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and advocate, serving as a hub for ongoing encouragement and fostering the community spirit that makes MANZ membership truly exceptional.

The MANZ Conference provides a valuable opportunity for continued professional development (CPD). The pre-conference sessions, main conference, and AGM offer CPD hours to enhance your skills and knowledge. Visit www.massagenewzealand.co.nz for more details as information becomes available.

Conference Highlights:

  • Engaging Preconference & Conference Workshops
  • Insightful Panel Discussions and micro-presentations
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exciting Exhibitors and Sponsors

Book Your Flights:

For our out-of-town members, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip! Book your flights early to secure the best rates and ensure you don't miss out on this incredible event.


We are delighted to offer you a special booking rate for your upcoming stay at West Plaza Hotel. 
Please quote the MANZ booking code “MASNZ HB1407” to access the following details:

Arriving: Friday 13th September 2024 
Departing: Sunday 15th September 2024 
Rooms: Standard queen rooms (1 queen bed in each) 
Rate: $180 including GST or $205 including breakfast for 1 and GST per room per night 

To make your reservation, you can contact West Plaza via phone at 0800 731 444 or email reservations@westplaza.co.nzPlease note that the special rate cannot be applied when booking online; reservations must be made via phone or email to use the MANZ booking code.
All rooms will be held at this rate until Wednesday 14th August 2024. After this date, rooms will be subject to availability at the best available rate of the day.

Accommodation Cancellation Policy: All booking amendments and cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations@westplaza.co.nz. If the booking is cancelled by 4pm 1 day prior to the arrival at the hotel, no charge will incur. However, if the booking is not cancelled 1 day prior to the commencement of stay, the hotel reserves the right to charge for the equivalent of one night's accommodation to the credit card used for the booking.

Registration and Logistics:

Online registration for the MANZ Conference will be available within the coming month at www.massagenewzealand.org.nz. We are committed to offering you value for your investment in professional development.

The costs for the conference are as follows:

  • Pre-Conference on the 13th of September
  • Conference on the 14th and 15th of September

Early Bird rates will be available from registration opening (TBC - finalising details) until the 31st of July:

  • Members Early Bird: Pre-conference $179.00 and Conference $449.00

After the Early Bird period, full rates for members will be as follows:

  • Pre-conference $199.00
  • Conference $499.00

While we work diligently to finalise details, including presenters, registration details and the full conference agenda. Keep an eye on your inbox and our social media channels for updates.

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