NZ Labour Weekend
2012 (19/10/2012 to 22/10/2012)
The headliners confirmed
Nick Lewin (US), Mark Mason (England) and Ken Scott (US)
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
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!
Christchurch Free phone: 0800 808 999 (within New Zealand)
Overseas: +64 3 348 8999 Toll. Or online booking by going
sure you quote the convention rate of $115 for a double
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.
Chairmen - Tony Wilson (Auckland) and Greg Britt
Secretaries - Mary Wilson (Auckland) and Sue Britt
Treasurer - Terry von Pein (Auckland)
Publicity and Marketing - Alan Watson (Auckland)
Convention Treasurer - John Ross (Kaiapoi)
Judging and Competitions - Richard Walls (Dunedin)
Committee Member - Russell Hendry (Timaru)
Committee Member - Neville Higham (Christchurch)
Watson - Publicity and Marketing