General | 04 October 2017

RI 2018 – Youth Event Announced

Retina NZ has announced it will run a special youth event [‪7th-9th Feb] alongside the 2018 World Congress. Zane, Harriet & David are putting together a great programme of activities from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th of February. Listed below are the great cultural and local attractions to give a real flavour of the spectacular country:

Wednesday  7th – Arrive, Meet & Greet

Thursday 8th Bush walk to waterfalls with sighted guides to assist and visit Piha beach for a swim or surf with an optional surfing lesson. Free bus travel and a Free packed lunch will be provided.

Friday 9th  there will be a speakers breakfast with two inspirational speakers over a complimentaray breakfast. The first confirmed speaker is Paralympic World Champion swimmer, Mary Fisher. Later there wll be a guided tour of the Guide Dog training centre, maybe you will get a chance to pet a puppy!

Following all of this there is a a wonderful opportunity to visit Orakei Marae and receive a traditional Maori welcome, hear stories of the history of the area and its people, participate in cultural activities as well as enjoying a typical kiwi roast dinner – and Pavlova!

To register, simply purchase your discounted youth/student registration here !

Accomodation is not included, but suggested youth accomodation is the University Hall and can be booked here !

With less than five months left to the RIWC it is time to register and plan your visit.

Once registered you can connect with youth ambassador Zane Bartlett via email: or join the conversation on the event facebook page here !

Looking forward to meeting you in Auckland!


Retina Youth 

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