Annual General Meeting

2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM will be held in Christchurch at the Ilex Events Centre in the middle of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on Saturday 31st October from 9am.


The expected timetable is as follows:

Friday 30th October

Guests arrive at YHA Rolleston House which will be exclusively available to those who are attending the AGM on Saturday. On Friday evening there will be a BBQ-type meal served at the hostel.

Saturday 31st October

Breakfast available in YHA Rolleston House kitchen.

AGM guests staying at Rolleston House for Friday only need to check out of their rooms prior to the AGM so that the cleaning staff can get to work and re-open the hostel to other guests. Luggage storage available.

A shuttle will collect guests directly across the road from the hostel and transport them to the Ilex Events Centre which is in the middle of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The Annual General Meeting will commence at 9am and is likely to run to about midday.

Afterward the shuttle will return and take guests back to YHA Rolleston House for lunch.

Saturday afternoon there is an optional tour of YHA Christchurch Hereford St

AGM Registration

Registration to attend the AGM is now open. Click on the button below.


Please return your registration form to:

Denise Stevenson
YHA New Zealand
P O Box 436

 AGM Accommodation

RollyAGM accommodation is offered at YHA Rolleston House which will be available for the sole use of AGM attendees. This ensures we can offer you an outstanding experience focused on the needs of AGM attendees in one location. Accommodation here is offered at a 25% discount on Friday evening.

Backpacker accommodation is still scare in Christchurch and as such we have reserved YHA Christchurch for our travelling guests only which will allow us to meet our high customer demand as they travel through our network.                                     

To book your bed please email Luke Tarplett at

Luke manages both our Christchurch hostels and is often away from his desk therefore email is the best way to contact him.

Please note:

If you book your bed via another booking pathway you will be charged the full price. They only way to receive the 25% discount for Friday night is to book using the AGM email address: 

Nominations for elected position

Nominations for elected positions are now open and the nomination forms are available below. This year there are three vacancies on the National Board along with the four vacancies for Honorary Vice-President.

National Board currently comprises: John Hammond, Ray Salter, Kevin Brewer, Barry Cope, Steve Wakefield, Michael Sheehan and Darren Burden. Current Board members whose terms have fallen due have agreed to re-stand for election.

The Board maintains a process for succession planning to ensure a quality talent pool of members is available to stand for Board election. If you are interested in standing for the Board either now or in the future, please email the National Chair at  to express your interest in governance.

Nomination paper for Honorary Vice-President

Nomination paper for National Board Member

Candidate Handbook

Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer by 12 noon on Friday 18 September 2015.

2015 Elections Voting Regulations

As in prevous years the 2015 Elections will be carried out using the Single Transferable Vote system. To learn more about this system click here.

Please update your contact details and help us save some money…

Recently we analysed the voting data and found that a postal vote costs YHA more than three times as much as an electronic vote. If you have an email address please let us know, to help use our limited budget wisely.

Please contact Customer Services either via email or phone 0800 2578 299. 


The 2014 AGM was held in Wellington on Saturday 18 October 2014.

The AGM was held on the Saturday morning at the Copthorne Hotel near to the hostel and was attended by 66 members. Highlights from the weekend included:

The draft minutes from this meeting are available for you to view by clicking on the file name Draft-2014-AGM-Minutes. These minutes will be confirmed at the 2015 AGM.

Election results

The election results were announced.

National Board Members

Barry Cope and Steve Wakefield were re-elected for a three year term.

Honorary Vice-Presidents

Hamish Allardice, Dave Berry, Amanda Gower and Harry Guitry were all elected unopposed.