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Some fun facts about Dunedin:

•Dunedin is the oldest city in New Zealand. Founded in 1848, it owes its roots, as well as its name, to Scotland (named from the Gaelic for Edinburgh - Dùn Èideann). It’s called the ‘Edinburgh of the South’.

•Dunedin is known as the wildlife capital of New Zealand.

•It is one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the southern hemisphere.

•Dunedin can lay claim to many New Zealand firsts: the first university, first medical and dental schools, first daily newspaper and first public art gallery.

Join us at Conference 2024 in Dunedin


With Tauranga Conference now a lovely memory – a class only started, nearly finished or proudly getting framed – it’s time to look forward to Conference 2024 in Dunedin.

Not only are we celebrating embroidery, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of ANZEG. Party, party, party, and it’s going to be golden.

Our Conference will be all about the fun and friends: the laughter, the learning and the memories. On top of that there will be some amazing tutors, interesting speakers, funny jokes, good food, stunning views and some unique places to visit, not to mention the shopping! We’ll be dishing up an awesome Conference.

It’s time to get those exhibition pieces underway. We will have a lovely space to exhibit all your wonderful embroidery – in our iconic railway station. 

Fundraising has started with the Mystery Stitch underway. Woo hoo! There’s still plenty of time to register for this. Just $35 for a great stitch project. 

For those of you who are like me and don’t always get a chance to look around the city when we go to a conference (it’s usually just conference, conference, classes, sleep, sleep, sleep) then we have a lovely surprise for you. From our conference venue, St Hilda’s Collegiate School, we have the most stunning views of Dunedin.

It’s a little bit early to pack your suitcase, but save the date in your diary to make sure you don’t double book yourself: July 11-18, 2024.

Anne Jaquiery-Newall, Conference 2024 Convenor

PS: The pattern for Te Wero Tuia - The Embroidery Challenge is available from p20 in the latest issue of Threads magazine, or click HERE to go to the story and pattern.

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