NZ Labour Weekend
2012 (19/10/2012 to 22/10/2012)
those who are making flight reservations the convention
starts on Friday night 19th October and finishes on Monday
22nd October at 2.30pm.
The headliners confirmed
Nick Lewin (US), Mark Mason (England) and Ken Scott (US)
and The Gillans
Nick Lewin - Corporate
Lewin quickly made a name for himself performing in
America's showrooms and became a popular opening act in
the Las Vegas casino market. He became a regular on the
television talk show circuit in addition to his acting roles
in television series including Dynasty, Kung Fu: the Legend
Continues, Amazing Stories, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Trapper
John MD, Perfect Strangers and Misfits of Science.
to relocating to Las Vegas, Nick Lewin headlined in comedy
clubs across the country. This training allowed him to perfect
the comedic skills that had always been such an integral
part of his success as a magician. Nick Lewin was featured
on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central with his unique blend
of stand-up comedy and variety. One of his appearances on
the comedy show 'Wise Guys Tonight' was nominated for an
'ACE' award, which is cable television's highest form of
Lewin was such a frequent performer in Las Vegas that he
decided to try his hand with his own 75-minute one-man show.
In a city built on feathered costumes and sequined dancers
the simplicity of his approach was initially considered
quite radical. However his show was a critical and commercial
success and a two-month gig ended up as an award-winning
run of nearly five years.
Nick Lewin continues with his eclectic style of mixing remarkable
magic and sophisticated comedy at the cutting edge where
business meets entertainment.
Scott - Comedy and Children's performer
Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over
350 shows a year. He has entertained over a million people
with his unique cutting edge programs. Ken is a two time
winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award.
In addition, Ken was also featured on CNN Headline News,
where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic. Ken
performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous
Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts.
Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken
has also appeared on ABC's America's Funniest Home Video.
Mason - Elite close-up magician
Mason has been a full time professional magician for
over 20 years he has performed his unique brand of magic
at every type of event imaginable, from small select groups
of celebrities to the Las Vegas Strip. He hails from England,
over the last decade his career has rapidly expanded throughout
the USA. Mark and his wife emigrated to Florida and have
not looked back since. He is recognised as one of the world's
premier close up magicians. With his silky skills and fast
wit he has rapidly become one of the most sought after magicians
in the corporate world. Mark's unique style of personalized
close up magic can be performed under any circumstances.
has performed both for and along-side many leading celebrities
including Bryan Adams, Simon Cowell, Prince Edward, Gordon
Ramsey, Muhammed Ali, Sir Cliff Richard, The Duchess of
Kent, Bob Monkhouse, Cirque De Soleil, Heather Small, UB40,
and many many more.
prestige skills have been incorporated from small select
private parties to large corporate gatherings. He has performed
in over 30 countries. He has television appearances both
in the UK and America to his credit and has also worked
as a consultant for television.
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The convention hotel is The Chateau
on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch.
you are planning to attend the convention it is best to
reserve your room NOW!
as rooms are now very limited. Overseas: +64 3 348 8999
sure you quote the convention rate
of $115 for a double room.
have a choice of either a King or Queen size bed and Twin
rooms consist of two double beds. Each room type features
an ensuite with bath and shower. These rooms provide both
comfort and space to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable stay.
guest services include:
Ample free parking
Complimentary tea and coffee
Air-conditioned rooms with individual controls
24 hour room service
In house gym
Rollaways and cots available on request
The Garden Court Brasserie is located within the very heart
of the hotel and overlooks the moat and the famous award
winning gardens. You will enjoy true al fresco dining while
seated outside at a table either under the dappled shade
of the towering elm trees or on the sunny terrace where
you can enjoy the perfume and visual splendour of the rose
gardens. Open for breakfast, morning and afternoon teas,
lunches, weekend brunch, and dinner every night.
The Den Bar overlooks the moat, the dark wood panelling,
welcome warmth of the open fire and cosy booths in the Den
Bar provides the perfect location to meet with friends and
have a magic jam session until late.
Christchurch International Airport with its huge upgrade
is now one of our countries top airports and the gateway
to the South Island of New Zealand with thousands of folk
Our accommodation venue continues to be Christchurch's most
popular choice of accommodation and our special room rate
is a steal.
Ladies will be keen to know it is walking distance or you
can take a free hotel shuttle to one of New Zealand's largest
malls. 186 shops await you at Westfield Riccarton, cafes,
movie theatres and food court.
For those attending especially those bringing families let
me tell you - arrive early, visit one of our two wildlife
parks, Orana Park and Willowbank. The African plains at
Orana Park have some stunning animals. The International
Antarctic Centre is well worth checking. 4D Movie, penguins
and real snow and why not take a ride on the Haglund. Our
museum is popular and our New Container City where 60 shipping
containers have been turned into a very unique shopping
experience plus Ballantynes Department Store is a shopping
destination like no other.
After the convention head thru Central Otago to Queenstown,
rated by trip adviser as one of the 15 best destinations
in the world. (Stop at the new hot pools at Lake Tekapo
on the way).
There's a pizza party, morning and afternoon teas and lunches
included in the registration. A chance to get dressed up
for the banquet and enjoy the jazz and entertainment provided.
And for those wanting to compete there is still some gaps
in the Stage, Children's Entertainer and Close-up competitions.
We have got a great opening night show and some surprise
items you won't want to miss. International and local dealers
are bringing some unique products to the dealer's room.
I couldn't get near Mark Mason's dealers stand at Magic
are you waiting for?
**We Have An Early bird Rate if you register before 19th
download the Convention registration form go to:
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