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How do I register?
By clicking the link here.
How do I get there?
If heading north on SH1 towards Paraparaumu. At the Poplar Avenue interchange turn off the Expressway to old SH1, continue north, turn left onto Raumati Road, continue past Raumati Beach Primary School. As you enter the Raumati shopping village turn left onto Margaret Road. Travel through the shops, past a few houses and you’ll find the entrance to Kapiti College on your left.
If travelling south on SH1 exit the Expressway at the Paraparaumu exit onto Kapiti Road. Follow Kapiti Road east 1.5km and turn right onto Rimu Road. Follow Rimu Road to the end and at the roundabout take the second exit onto Raumati Road. As you enter the Raumati shopping village turn left onto Margaret Road. Travel through the shops, past a few houses and you’ll find the entrance to Kapiti College on your left.
Catch the commuter train on the Kapiti Line to Paraparaumu. Buses from the station to Raumati Beach (route 250 or 260) depart regularly. Plan your trip and get an indication of the cost with MetLink’s Journey Planner.
Public Transport Transfers?
If you’re stuck, lost or stranded on the side of the road, give us a call on 0800 639 9463.
What do I bring?
Toiletries and medication
Togs and swimming gear
Coat and/or umbrella
Basic first aid kit including sun screen
Tent, Bedding and everything you need for home away from home living
BBQ, Food, Cooking utensils, Pots and pans, Crockery and cutlery
Cash for treats
On arrival check in at the admin area. Registration opens at midday on Thursday. Follow the signs and stewards to the registration area to collect your registration pack containing nametags, wristbands, festival book and other goodies.
All children aged 0-10 years old in Preschool and Kids Zone check in at their zone venue with their caregiver from 3.30-5pm.
Where on earth are we going to be?
Kapiti College, Margaret Road Raumati
Showers and ablutions
We have transportable showers and school toilets and showers all within an easy walk of the camping area and zone locations.
Will there be tenting site power and water?
Yes, we’re working with some fine folk and will ensure this is supplied to every camp village.
Are there disabled facilities?
A paraplegic shower and toilet is available on site.
Are there laundry facilities?
Sorry no, but there’s the beach nearby. If you need a bit of sophistication though there’s a laundrette in Paraparaumu.
Where do I pitch my tent?
We’ll have Village Hosts on hand to help you with this. We’re all about relationship so we’ll ensure you’re with other cool cats. In terms of proximity the tenting site is part of the overall festival venue, hardly a stones throw away.
Will tent sites be additional cost?
You get a free tent site as part of your registration. It doesn’t matter if you camp on site or a take a holiday home off-site, the New Wine cost is the same.
What about parking?
There’s plenty of parking either as day visitors in the carparks by the main entrance, or up top by the tennis courts which keeps your cars close enough to use as you need, but far enough to keep toddlers, grannies, sleep deprived zombie youth, in fact practically everyone, safe. The stewards will direct the way on your arrival.
What about my kit, will it be safe?
Responsibility for your possessions rests with you. We suggest leaving valuables at home, however if you just can’t be without them use your car to lock valuables away or keep them on you.
There’s stuff happening all over the site during the afternoon and evening. In the afternoon look out for workshops, bike rides, old fashion games, giant water slides and loads more. Keep watching this space but don’t forget the nearby beaches, shops, cafes and park.
If you’re itching to get offsite and have a look around the area then there’s something for everyone. Take a peak at some of what’s available here.
There’s a great range of speakers, do they cost much?
The speaking programme has both kiwi and international speakers – 60% kiwi and 40% international in the adult programme. In any one year we can have more than 20 speakers at an event across all age programmes and workshops. The mix is a real blessing. They bring their best in the hope that what we take away will impact our lives and those we do life with.
All of that said they only comprise 9% of our total budget because they believe in the vision and give of themselves generously. That means from an adult ticket the speakers cost us less than $20, the rest of the cost is infrastructure, team and programme costs.
What cooking facilities are on site?
The site’s got a home ec room with loads of ovens, microwaves, sinks and dining tables and a marae dining area and kitchen. You bring your own pots and pans, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery and hey presto, you’ll be ready for action.
What fridge and freezer space is available?
We’ll all be sharing, and getting a feel for just how much is enough, but there’s fridges and freezers in the kitchen block for us to use. Your food is your responsibility.
What if I don’t want to cook?
If you’d rather not think about having to cook, that’s fine. On-site we’ll have our very own coffee vendor with some snacks. The Raumati village has loads of eateries – cafes, restaurants, burgers, Pita Pit, fish and chips plus a little supermarket. A bit further down the road there’s even more choices and bigger supermarkets at Paraparaumu Beach or the Coastlands shopping centre.
Will food be at an additional cost?
Prices exclude food.
I don’t want to tent, or even caravan, what other options do I have?
This is the Kapiti Coast so there’s motels, hotels, private rentals through websites such as Book-a-bach and Holiday Homes. Check out some of what’s on offer here.
If you’ve got space in a rented house, why not let our registrar know and they might be able to connect you to others.
What areas do you need help in?
The team is a fantastic group of people who long to work together to see something achieved that couldn’t be done from a single local church, or even a single denomination. We’ve always dreaming and scheming to make things easier and fun. That means the teams evolve and change. It’s likely we need help with stewarding, admin, programme teams, hospitality, not to mention afternoon fun and games…the list goes on.
Email us here if you want to check on what’s open at present.
Would I have to be on team full time?
Not necessarily, different teams have different needs and expectations.
Do I get a discount?
Yes, there is a discount for being on some teams. This varies so it’s best to get in touch and we can chat.
How can I charge my cell phone?
The admin team are amazing, and will sort this for you.
Can I bring my pets?
No pets are allowed on site except aid dogs.
Smoking on site?
Get real, no smoking anywhere we love our lungs too much.
The programme, age zones, familiar faces, zone leaders and New Wine values of generosity, excellence and loving God, loving others are all unchanged. We simply know that this festival will again change lives, as we celebrate what God is doing amongst us.
Where do I pay?
Preferably you’ve paid by 30 November and grabbed the early bird discount. Do try to pay beforehand via internet banking to account 03 0767 0468135 000, post us a cheque, or pop into the New Wine office with your cash. If unpaid the admin team will be happy to take your money when you arrive and check in.
Is there Eftpos and Credit Card facilities on site?
We do have eftpos machines but no credit card facility.
Can I get cash?
Yes, the admin office can help with a cash out transaction from the eftpos terminal.
New Wine’s always fresh, exciting and full of promise, but festivals have wrinkles, warts and even wasps! Be kind, speak well, love exuberantly and we’ll see God do amazing things among us.
Please observe and respect our policy of separate sleeping accommodation for guys and girls. You know what we mean. No visiting either!
After Hours Noise
No elephanting around! Move quietly around the site between 11pm and 7am.
Any complaints should be directed to the admin office. If necessary a written statement will be requested and forwarded to an executive panel for appropriate action. New Wine commits to mitigating the concern in a timely manner and will advise the outcome accordingly.
The school have blessed us by welcoming us here. Let’s honour them by looking after the things that matter. Stay off the cricket pitch!
The emergency assembly point is the tennis court. Any site concerns to Shane on 027 280 2384.
End Of Festival
Pack down is always busy. Fancy giving us a hand? If so please make yourself available to help with the clean-up.
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A first aid kit is available from the Stewards room. Ear plugs are available in Meeting Place if noise is a problem. In an emergency dial 111 and contact a steward.
Check in with admin or the stewards for misplaced items. After the festival email email@example.com.
New Wine Office
Query? Ask at the New Wine office. Open hours are published on the door.
You are responsible for your child’s safety outside session times. Please be mindful of session end times for collecting children.
There will be an official photographer on site. Attendees may feature in images used for our publishing purposes.
If you have something to share text 021 155 6197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The orange vest brigade are our stewards, a team of volunteers serving you. Treat them with love, care and respect! Visit them in their Stewards room for lost property, transport issues and security concerns.
Please wear your name tag and wrist band at all times so our teams can identify you as a New Wine attendee.
Don’t. Ever. Certainly not in the Kapiti College smoke-free zone.
Items of value are your responsibility. Be cautious and lock them away.
After setting up your tent please park in the floodlit parking area alongside the primary school.