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NZ Forces Former Republic of Yugoslavia 30th Reunion and Interfet East Timor 25th Reunion

Date: September 20, 2024

End Date: September 22, 2024

Region: Wellington

This Reunion is open to all NZ Forces Former Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and East Timor (ET) veterans to attend in Wellington over the period 20-22 September 2024.

These reunions are shared on behalf of organisers - please contact organisers directly with any queries.

Outline programme

  • Friday 20th September 2024:
    • 1800hrs: RV at the Hot Sauce Bar, QT Hotel Rydges Hotel in Central Wellington for casual drinks and nibbles at own expense but with 20% discount applied. (ET documentary has been postponed so that will not be happening that evening)

  • Saturday 21st September 2024:
    • 1100hrs: Attend ET 25th Commemorative Service at St Pauls Cathedral, and/or own programme during the day (Te Papa/Wētā Workshop/Sect/Pl get together)
    • 1700hrs: RV at Rydges Wellington Airport Bar & Restaurant for drinks. Suggest you use Airport Bus, or UBER to Z Service Station outside Airport entrance (to avoid paying Airport charges). Parking available at Airport for those driving.
    • 1800hrs: Following some formalities, a buffet meal will be provided (cost is $60 to be paid as part of registration) followed by 20% discounted drinks.

  • Sunday 22nd September 2024:
    • 1030hrs: RV at Pukeahu National War Memorial for Commemorative Service to remember our fallen Comrades followed by VANZ presentation.
    • 1130hrs: Disperse.

We are limited to 250 people for our function on the Sat night so it will be a first-in-first-served basis. [Exclusive rights to KIWI Coy 1, 2 and 3 Contingents lapsed on Sun 30 June so all are now welcome]. 

Travel and accommodation are your own responsibility but we have negotiated a further 12% off best available rate for both FRY and ET Reunion Groups at following EVT hotels:

  • QT Wellington (5 star)
  • Museum Apartment Hotel Wellington (5 star
  • Rydges Wellington Airport (4.5 star)
  • Rydges Wellington (4.5 star)
  • Atura Wellington (3.5 star)

Valid for all new bookings from now until 18 September 2024 for stays over the period 19 – 23 September 2024. Under the “I have a code section”, please enter the word PEACEKEEPERS in the corporate ID field to receive the discounted rate.

Food. 20% discounts on food and beverages will also apply if you stay in these venues as you are recognised as a Priority Guest Rewards Member. If want this now, at the Reunion, and/or into the future, through this Hotel Chain of 80 Hotels, register via the following website link https://www.priorityguestrewards.com/.

Registration is only $60: Registration is being done via the EventBrite website. Please register here by Fri 13th September please for catering numbers.

I would like to acknowledge EVT Hotels who have been very generous to us as they want to acknowledge your Service.

Hope you can join us.

Jon Broadley on behalf of Toby, Doug, Paul, Gerard, and Shaun and Mark from ET Reunion Team

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