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Christchurch NZ Labour Weekend
2012 (19/10/2012 to 22/10/2012)

The headliners confirmed are
Nick Lewin (US), Mark Mason (England) and Ken Scott (US)

Nick Lewin - Corporate Comedy magician

Nick Lewin quickly made a name for himself performing in America's showrooms and became a popular opening act in the Las Vegas casino market. He became a regular on the television talk show circuit in addition to his acting roles in television series including Dynasty, Kung Fu: the Legend Continues, Amazing Stories, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Trapper John MD, Perfect Strangers and Misfits of Science.

Prior to relocating to Las Vegas, Nick Lewin headlined in comedy clubs across the country. This training allowed him to perfect the comedic skills that had always been such an integral part of his success as a magician. Nick Lewin was featured on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central with his unique blend of stand-up comedy and variety. One of his appearances on the comedy show 'Wise Guys Tonight' was nominated for an 'ACE' award, which is cable television's highest form of recognition.

Nick Lewin was such a frequent performer in Las Vegas that he decided to try his hand with his own 75-minute one-man show. In a city built on feathered costumes and sequined dancers the simplicity of his approach was initially considered quite radical. However his show was a critical and commercial success and a two-month gig ended up as an award-winning run of nearly five years.

Today Nick Lewin continues with his eclectic style of mixing remarkable magic and sophisticated comedy at the cutting edge where business meets entertainment.

Ken Scott - Comedy and Children's performer

Ken Scott has over 20 years of experience, performing over 350 shows a year. He has entertained over a million people with his unique cutting edge programs. Ken is a two time winner of the Greater Atlanta Magician of the year award. In addition, Ken was also featured on CNN Headline News, where he headlined their segment on A Day of Magic. Ken performs yearly in Hollywood California at The World Famous Magic Castle, which is home to the Academy of Magical Arts. Ken has also performed five times at the White House. Ken has also appeared on ABC's America's Funniest Home Video.

Mark Mason - Elite close-up magician

Mark has been a full time professional magician for over 20 years he has performed his unique brand of magic at every type of event imaginable, from small select groups of celebrities to the Las Vegas Strip. He hails from England, over the last decade his career has rapidly expanded throughout the USA. Mark and his wife emigrated to Florida and have not looked back since. He is recognised as one of the world's premier close up magicians. With his silky skills and fast wit he has rapidly become one of the most sought after magicians in the corporate world. Mark's unique style of personalized close up magic can be performed under any circumstances.

He has performed both for and along-side many leading celebrities including Bryan Adams, Simon Cowell, Prince Edward, Gordon Ramsey, Muhammed Ali, Sir Cliff Richard, The Duchess of Kent, Bob Monkhouse, Cirque De Soleil, Heather Small, UB40, and many many more.

Mark's prestige skills have been incorporated from small select private parties to large corporate gatherings. He has performed in over 30 countries. He has television appearances both in the UK and America to his credit and has also worked as a consultant for television.

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The convention hotel is The Chateau on the Park, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton, Christchurch.

If you are planning to attend the convention it is best to reserve your room NOW!
Christchurch Free phone: 0800 808 999 (within New Zealand) Overseas: +64 3 348 8999 Toll. Or online booking by going to:

Make sure you quote the convention rate of $115 for a double room.

You have a choice of either a King or Queen size bed and Twin rooms consist of two double beds. Each room type features an ensuite with bath and shower. These rooms provide both comfort and space to ensure a relaxed and enjoyable stay.

The guest services include:
Ample free parking
Organic toiletries
Complimentary tea and coffee
Air-conditioned rooms with individual controls
24 hour room service
In house gym
Rollaways and cots available on request
Bike hire
Guest laundry
Deluxe Rooms

The Garden Court Brasserie is located within the very heart of the hotel and overlooks the moat and the famous award winning gardens. You will enjoy true al fresco dining while seated outside at a table either under the dappled shade of the towering elm trees or on the sunny terrace where you can enjoy the perfume and visual splendour of the rose gardens. Open for breakfast, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, weekend brunch, and dinner every night.

The Bar
The Den Bar overlooks the moat, the dark wood panelling, welcome warmth of the open fire and cosy booths in the Den Bar provides the perfect location to meet with friends and have a magic jam session until late.

Convention Committee
Chairmen - Tony Wilson (Auckland) and Greg Britt (Christchurch (Shared))
Secretaries - Mary Wilson (Auckland) and Sue Britt (Christchurch (Shared))
Treasurer - Terry von Pein (Auckland)
Publicity and Marketing - Alan Watson (Auckland)
Convention Treasurer - John Ross (Kaiapoi)
Judging and Competitions - Richard Walls (Dunedin)
Committee Member - Russell Hendry (Timaru)
Committee Member - Neville Higham (Christchurch)

Alan Watson - Publicity and Marketing

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