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Office and Mailing Address 44 Butler Street Opawa Christchurch 8023 New Zealand

Contact Numbers Telephone +64 3 342 9433 Facsimile +64 3 342 9433 Mobile 021 1404345 Phil Robson Mobile 021 0542587 Louise Smith Email info@totalrugby.co.nz Online www.totalrugby.co.nz

New Zealand Hockey Tour April 2014

Itinerary Specially Prepared for ORMISTON COLLEGE

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WELCOME

It is my pleasure, as Managing Director of Total Rugby, to welcome the Ormiston College touring group to New Zealand. Ormiston Hockey toured here in 2012 playing four games over the Easter period. They were a superb group of girls who gave their all on the pitch. While not getting the results they wanted they left their mark in other ways with all the exchanges being hugely enjoyable. We wish you all the best for your tour this year.

INTRODUCTORY NOTES

Weather: April is autumn weather, which means it can be very changeable. Temperatures can fluctuate wildly, from high 20s / low 30s to almost single figures. However, the average should be about 16 degrees Celsius. Grounds: All games will be played on artificial turf at Nunweek Park. This is a sand based wet dressed surface. Footwear to use for playing are shoes with a flat sole such as running shoes. First Aid: It is not compulsory to have a first aid officer at every game. Initial first aid is generally administered by coaching and/or management staff. Emergency services are available for more serious injuries. (Note: There is an ambulance and first aid staff at the festival) The emergency number in New Zealand is 111. There are afterhours medical services available in all main centres. ACC (Accident Compensation Commission) covers most of the cost if it is an accident - there will be a surcharge. Total Rugby will assist with coordinating medical services including physiotherapy. It is expected that tour groups will have their own travel insurance to cover medical expenses. Operators of tourist services have their own policies regarding health and safety and issues arising should be managed directly with them. Ice should be part of your first aid kit. Ice is available from service (fuel) stations, corner stores and supermarkets.

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Ice: Ice for sideline treatment of injuries is available from nearly all service stations and supermarkets. It is recommended that teams bring an insulated container for storing ice at matches. Training: While you are staying at Adams House you are able to train on the Christchurch Boys High School hockey surface. This is a sand based artificial surface. It is not a full sized hockey field. Please check with Phil Robson regarding the times you want to train.

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Laundry: Coin operated laundry facilities are available at Christchurch City Park Motel. While at Adams House a full laundry service is provided. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included daily throughout your itinerary. Breakfasts will all be at your accommodation and are continental (typically cereal, toast and spreads, tea/coffee), lunches are packed and are provided at your accommodation to be collected each day as you leave breakfast, dinners at your accommodation are two course (main course and dessert) Security/valuables: This is your own responsibility. Valuables have been stolen before. Please never assume that it will be okay to leave valuables unattended or gear rooms unlocked. Every attempt will be made to assist you with your own security. Liaison: Total Rugby staff will be available 24 hours. Please use the cell phone numbers on this page. Our staff will not always be with you during your activities but we will check in with you each day, either in the evening to discuss the days events and go over the next day, or in the morning. Luggage: Due to coach luggage capacity it is requested that each person is limited to one suitcase and one carry-on bag. If your luggage is going to exceed this please advise Total Tours prior to your arrival. Matches Location: Nunweek Park Duration: 25 minute halves Footwear: Running shoes Compulsory: Mouthguards and shinpads Aftermatch: Some schools have offered to arrange for an aftermatch. This will be held in the Harewood Clubrooms next door. Food and drink will be provided and speeches held.

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MONDAY 14 APRIL BRISBANE/CHRISTCHURCH

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2325 Arrive Christchurch On completion of customs and immigration formalities you will be met and welcomed by Total Tours staff and transferred by coach to your accommodation. Accommodation: Christchurch City Park Motel (3 nights) 22 Riccarton Road Christchurch Ph: (03) 348 0909

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TUESDAY 15 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH 0730 Breakfast at your accommodation, packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast. This morning you will be joined by an elite Canterbury level coach who will conduct your Total Tours Hockey Training Experience. Details to follow. Depart by coach and head to Spencerville, north of Christchurch, for some team building fun in the trees!! ADRENALIN FOREST Adrenalin Forest is a multi-level aerial obstacle course!! It includes 6 pathways from 1.5 to 20 meters high, 100 challenges and is more than 2km long. Group leader to present voucher

Depart Adrenalin Forest to return to Christchurch City Park Motel. Time for a training session with your own coaching staff late this afternoon

WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH Breakfast at your accommodation, packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast. Head out by coach after breakfast for some high octane fun on the race track ACTION KARTS RACEWAY Action Kart Raceway is New Zealands only claybase go kart track. Its awesome fun and something totally different. The track features the drifting experience, tighter more technical corners and long fast sweeping straights. Group leader to present voucher

Dinner at your accommodation !

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A short drive by coach and its time to get cold... INTERNATIONAL ANTARCTIC CENTRE AND NZ PENGUIN ENCOUNTER the T! Established in 1992, the Antarctic Attraction is located in the heart of a working Antarctic campus at Christchurch International Airport. It is from here that many Antarctic missions are organised. With this in mind, the Antarctic Attraction is designed to bring a powerful and memorable experience of Antarctica to visitors in a fun, exciting and informative way. Included in your admission is a ride on the Hagglund all terrain vehicle. Sit back, hold on and experience travelling across rough terrain in this unique and exciting machine This ride is the only one of its type in the world!! Also included in your admission is the 4D movie experience. Group leader to present voucher

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Return to Christchurch City Park Motel and time to prepare for todays first tour match Depart your accommodation by coach for Nunweek Park, venue for todays Game 1 Vs Villa Maria College XI. Villa Maria College is a state integrated Catholic secondary school for girls in Years 7 13 and today has a total roll of approximately 780 students. Situated near the University of Canterbury in Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, Villa Maria College has been providing excellent education under the guidance of the Sisters of Mercy since 18 February 1918. match.

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Return to Christchurch City Park Motel at conclusion of match. Dinner at your accommodation

THURSDAY 17 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH 0800 Breakfast at your accommodation, packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast. Then check out. Your luggage will remain with you on the coach. Depart the hostel by coach this morning for a Christchurch city tour. You will see a city in recovery following the earthquakes that rocked Canterbury during 2011 and 2012. Most of the demolition of damaged buildings is now completed and the rebuild is underway. The cost of the rebuild is currently estimated at $40 billion!!

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Your city tour includes a stop at the Christchurch Gondola.


CHRISTCHURCH GONDOLA The Christchurch Gondola whisks you nearly a kilometre to the Crater Rim. The Port Hills, a collapsed crater rim of an extinct volcano which exploded six million years ago, shelters Lytteltons sparkling harbour. To the west, the Southern Alps seem close in the clear pure air and to the East, the ocean and the sky stretch as far as the eye can see. Experience the Time Tunnel, a dramatic reconstruction of the history of the Port Hills and Christchurch. Watch subterranean forces unleash molten magma to rip rocks apart. See life-size dioramas of the early voyagers, Polynesian and then European, making landfall after months of travel. Group leader to present voucher

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MATCH 2 Your second tour match will be played this afternoon, details TBC Following the match check in to Adams House where accommodation has been confirmed for your final 4 tour nights. Accommodation: Adams House Boarding Hostel 70 Harakeke Street Christchurch Phone 03 348 3307

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Adams House is the boarding facility for Christchurch Boys High School. It was completely rebuilt in 2001 and is now one of the most modern and effective boarding establishments in the country

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Dinner at Adams House

FRIDAY 18 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH Breakfast at your accommodation, packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast. Depart by coach for a full day trip to Hanmer Springs, travelling north from Christchurch through the wineries region of Waipara, travel time approximately 1.5 hours. NOTE: Swim wear and towel will be needed for the thermal pools. Stop just south of Hanmer Springs for a New Zealand jetboat experience. The jet boat was invented here in New Zealand by William Hamilton in 1954 and has opened up many otherwise inaccessible areas of New Zealand - unlike a conventional propeller the jet boat has an impeller above the water line enable it to travel through extremely shallow water (3 or 75mm).

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THRILLSEEKERS JETBOATNG Join Thrill Seekers as you jet the entire length of Hanmers spectacular Waiau Gorge. Following the contours of the steep canyon walls where possible, elbows in as we pass within centimetres of rugged rocks and cliff faces. Take in the magnificent scenery, then .hold on while you experience the famous Hamilton jet spin. Make no mistake this is the best! Narrow gorges, braided shallows, white water rapids this trip has it all. Over 30km of exciting jetboating spectacular scenery a total, unique experience. Group leader to present voucher

Continue on to the small alpine village of Hanmer Springs. HANMER SPRINGS THERMAL RESERVE Set in a breathtaking natural landscape, surrounded by forests and mountains, the awardwinning Thermal Pools offers visitors a wide range of experiences, from soothing indulgence to exciting family fun. The Thermal Pools & Spa has nine open-air thermal pools, three sulphur pools and four private thermal pools, as well as a sauna/steam room. A fresh-water, heated pool and a popular family activity area, complete with water slides and water toys and picnic area, ensure the Thermal Pools & Spa offer something for everyone. Group leader to present voucher which includes admission and waterslides

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Time to explore the village this afternoon

1530 Re board your coach and return to Christchurch. 1830 Dinner at your accommodation. SATURDAY 19 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH This morning you will be joined for breakfast by a celebrity New Zealand sports person. Learn about their life over breakfast, there will be an opportunity for photographs and autographs. Packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast

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MATCH 3 Your third tour match will be played this morning against Burnside HS XI Time for some retail therapy this afternoon, board your coach and head to Christchurchs largest outlet shopping precinct in the suburb of Hornby. DRESS SMART OUTLET SHOPPING With over 50 separate retail clothing and fashion stores offering shoppers quality brands at up to 70 per cent off regular retail prices, grab a bargain and some souvenirs to take home brands include Adidas, Amazon, Ripcurl, Canterbury, Asics and New Balance

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Return to Adams House in time to prepare for this evenings outing Depart by Ko Tane coach for this evenings cultural experience and hangi dinner. As parts of this evenings experience is outdoors please dress warmly. KO TANE Welcome to Ko Tane Living Maori Village at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve , Christchurch, where maori culture and conservation meet to give a unique glimpse into the way of life of the South Island Ngai Tahu Maori people before the arrival of the Europeans. Experience the thrill of the wero, the traditional challenge to visitors, as you are brought into the sacred precinct of Tane, Maori God of the Forests. Hear the haunting traditional call, the Karanga, performed by a wahine (woman) as the powhiri (ritual of arrival) begins, allowing you to enter our hidden enclave. Listen to a tane (male) explain the customs of the Ngai Tahu tribe as you visit the Living Village and witness an ancient way of life where Maori struggled to survive in the harsh conditions of the most southerly of the Polynesian Pacific Islands. Learn about the coming of the Pakeha (fair-skinned ones), the changes Maori were forced to make from their traditional way of life and how the culture has grown and adapted as a result. Join in the laughter as you take part in a performance of the haka (men) or the poi dance (women), and be entertained by the songs and games performed by the Kapa haka (Maori cultural performance) group. Take a guided New Zealand nature tour and get close to kiwi, kea and other native species housed in sensitively purpose-built environments. Enjoy a traditional hangi dinner included in the evenings activities. Group leader to present voucher

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The coach will return to your accommodation at the conclusion of the evening

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SUNDAY 20 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH Breakfast at your accommodation, packed lunches will be available to collect after breakfast. MATCH 4 Your final tour match will be played today. Ormiston Vs Burnside College XI

Burnside High School is the largest school in Christchurch, and one of the largest in New Zealand with over 2500 students. They have a strong sporting tradition and this should be a skilled and competitive team. The rest of today is at your leisure. Dinner at Adams House

MONDAY 21 APRIL CHRISTCHURCH/BRISBANE 0800 Breakfast at your accommodation. Then check out 0930 Depart Adams House for Christchurch International Airport. 1220 Depart Christchurch on NZ526

Your Tour Arrangements Terminate We wish you a safe journey home

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