It is indeed a great pleasure to invite you to join the executive for the 2009 NZPA Conference at the magnificent facility of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Christchurch. This years theme is Safety Not Negotiable and our keynote speakers will focus on health and safety within the workforce, dealing with difficult customers, safety through technology, coping with personal appraisals and the general wellbeing of parking enforcement officers while on duty. Kim Jackson, from Princetown, USA is returning as our guest speaker. The conference package includes accommodation, all meals and conference fee. The executive is putting together a package that will be cost effective in this time of budget cuts. The conference dinner on Thursday night will be a semi-formal affair. Come and join us in the beautiful garden city of Christchurch. Register your interest early, with the vice- chairman, Janice Burns, (07) 838 6890, Janice.email@example.com and book your air flights so that you can stay until after lunch on Friday.