impact faq


fees and donations

Conference attendance is free, however it does cost approximately $80.00 per person to host the conference and we greatly appreciate any donation that you make.

Even if you are only planning to come for one session, please still register.

transport and travel

We can offer transport of people to and from Hawkes Bay Airport, the Hastings Bus Terminus and Riverbend.

For both your incoming and outgoing flight or bus, we need to know:
1. The name of company you are traveling with.
2. The date and time you are arriving and leaving.
3. If flying, the flight number.

Riverbend is approximately four kilometres from Havelock North and there is no Public Transport that serves this area.

booking information

If you are making a Family or Group booking, we will ask for the name of the person responsible for the group.

You will need to register each individual separately, regardless of age.

For every person attending we will ask:
First & Last name, gender, approximate age, postal address, email address and telephone number(s).
If the registration is for a child, please enter the cellphone number and email address of the adult responsible for the child.


There is limited accommodation available on site at Riverbend Bible Church including:

Kowhai Court

13 individual twin bed rooms. All beds are single. Bedding is supplied.
$90.00 per person for weekend.

Totara Lodge

8 rooms with 12 bunks, up to three high, per room. BYO bedding.
$45.00 per person for weekend.
These are split into male only rooms and female only rooms.
NB: If you have a wider family group and wish to share a Totara Lodge Room, please email us about that, but make your booking anyway.

BYO Caravan

Caravan sites available for you to bring your own caravan/camper.
$15.00 per person for weekend.
NB: we do not have an Effluent Dump Station on site.

Host Homes

The congregation of Riverbend Bible Church host people who attend Impact Bible Conference. We ask our hosts to provide a bed and bathroom facilities. Other needs can be requested.
People taking this option should have their own transport.
You are also welcome to organise local accomodation.


Individual meals are:
Breakfast $5.00
Lunch $10.00
Dinner $15.00

All meals over the weekend are a total of $90.00.

We are unfortunately unable to provide meals for Special Diets. There will be no food trucks this year.

As we have limited capacity to prepare meals on site, it is important that if you want conference meals, you book those as part of your registration. In the past we have had to stop taking meal bookings due to capacity so please be aware, this could happen at any time.

Self-cater Meals

There is only a very small Kitchenette available for those who are not purchasing Impact Meals.
Therefore, if you are staying in Riverbend Accommodation and do not have your own transport, it is recommended to purchase Conference Meals.


If at all possible, please make all payments before the conference starts as this makes registration at conference much easier and faster for all concerned.

There are several ways that you are able to pay for any fees or donation.

Credit/Debit Card

If you are able to pay by Credit or Debit Card at the time you register, that makes things much easier for us and you know it is all sorted. You will be redirected to PayPal as an agent for processing your payment. You do not need to be registered with PayPal to use this facility, it will just go through the same as any other online Credit or Debit Card payment.

Internet Banking

If you want to use this option, choose ‘Pay by Check’ and you will then be advised of the details you need to make the payment. This saves us the PayPal percentage.
Once your registration is complete, you will receive an email detailing what you have agreed to pay and the Reference Number you should use when making the payment.


We will advise you once we have received your cheque.


dining marquee and meals

The main dining marquee is available to everyone, however we ask that preference is given to those who have the pre-purchased conference meals. There are not enough seats for all attendees, so please be sensitive to those needing a place to sit.

We have another lounge marquee as additional seating, there will be tables and chairs set up for you to enjoy fellowship over your meal.

You are welcome to bring your own food and join in the fellowship in the marquees. The main kitchen is not available and you must cater for yourself.

Once you have finished eating, please dispose of your rubbish.

Parents, please attend to your children, keeping them well away from the kitchen and food service areas.

audio/video orders

DVD recordings of all General and Seminar Sessions are available. Audio recordings are available for all sessions. Completed order forms should be dropped off at Gracebooks.

cell phones and food

To avoid unnecessary distractions, please turn off all cell phones during the conference sessions. Also, please do not take food or drink into the General Sessions.

information and help

For information or any other need, please visit the Concierge. Our helpful staff will be available after each session.

first-aid and safety

A First Aid kit can be found in the kitchen. The emergency assembly point is on the Tennis Courts. Please inform Concierge of serious personal medical conditions or other information that may be needed in an emergency. If you observe unsafe conditions on site, please ensure the safety of others and then report the situation immediately at the Registration Desk.


Head on over to our conference bookstore to check out Impact merchandise. Ask the staff for trustworthy titles for your church or personal library.

lost and found

For misplaced items, visit the Concierge. If, after your departure, you discover something is lost, please call us and we will try our best to help.

ministry displays

We are blessed by the ministries connected to Riverbend Bible Church and the various other ministries we have invited. Have a look in the foyer.

name badges

At registration you received a name badge. It is important to wear your badge throughout the conference as it gives you access to sessions and meals.


If the auditorium is full, please make your way to Kauri Lodge where the sessions will be streamed.


Parking is clearly marked on the campus map. Make sure you lock your vehicle securely. Take note of the traffic flow directions.

video and audio recording

Video and audio recording is prohibited. If you are taking photography, please do so without distracting those around you.


children's programme (4-12 years)

Like a camp within a conference! We have a team excited and ready to minister to your children. There will be times for the whole group and for smaller, aged groupings.
The team will teach Bible lessons, lead singing, have small group discussions, games and fun activities.
Parents – bring your children around before each session and pick them up immediately after. The team will be leading, but would love parental involvement.

creche (infant - 3 years)

In the Homestead there are two rooms for Crèche. Your little ones are welcome during each session. Parents may be asked to help, depending on the number of children.

Friday, 3 June

Saturday, 4 June

Sunday, 5 June

Monday, 6 June

local info

local accommodation

Cherry Grove Motel
87 Napier Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 8122
Reservations: 0800 224 377

Harvest Lodge
23 Havelock Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 9500
Reservations: 0800 119 030

Havelock North Motor Lodge
7 Havelock Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 8627
Reservations: 0508 405 405 (NZ only)

Mt Erin Cottages
144 Mt Erin Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 0210

4 Te Aute Rod
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 1234

Te Mata Lodge
21 Porter Drive
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 4880
Reservations: 0508 50 40 30 (NZ only)

The Woolshed Apartments
2a Hillsbrook Place
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 0031

Village Motel
16 Te Aute Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 5401
Reservations: 0508 125 225 (NZ only)

Wine Country Lodge
2 Arataki Road
Havelock North
Phone: +64 6 877 1107
Reservations: 0800 877 110

local attractions

Arataki Honey Visitor Centre
(Honey & Gift Store)
Havelock North
(06) 877-7300

British Car Museum
(06) 875-0561

Classic Sheepskins
Pandora, Napier
(06) 835-9662

Duart House Museum
Havelock North
(06) 877-6334

Gannet Beach Adventures To Cape Kidnappers
(06) 875-0898

HB Planetarium
(06) 834-4345

Kalimna Ostrich Park
(06) 844-9242

MTG Hawke’s Bay Museum, Theatre, Gallery
(06) 835-7781

National Aquarium
(06) 834-1404

Ocean Spa
(06) 835-8553

Opossum World
(06) 835-7697

Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Gardens
(06) 878-9634

Te Mata Peak
Havelock North

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company
(06) 845-0908