Below is the Nationals 2011 timetable.
Friday 27 May
12:30-4:30 pm Registration at the Ibis Hotel, 153 Featherston Street, Wellington.
5:30 pm Assemble at Russell McVeagh, Level 24, Mobil on the Park, 157 Lambton Quay.
Light Meal available from 5:30 to 6:00pm.
6:00 pm Opening of the New Zealand Finals. Briefing for all teams.
6:30 pm Mix and Match debate. Speakers will be put into teams with speakers from other regions for a limited preparation debate.
8:30 pm Return to Ibis Hotel.
Saturday 28 May
7.30 am Breakfast at Ibis Hotel
8:30 am Assemble at Rutherford House, Victoria University of Wellington, corner of Lambton Quay and Bunny Street.
Topic for Round 1 announced (one hour preparation)
9:30 am Round 1
11:00 am Morning tea
11:30 am Topic for Round 2 announced (one hour preparation)
12:30 pm Round 2
1:45 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Topic for Round 3 announced (one hour preparation)
3:30 pm Round 3
5:00 pm Return to Ibis Hotel
7:00 pm Quiz and pizza night for competitors at Rutherford House
9:30 pm Competitors return to Ibis Hotel.
Sunday 29 May
8:00 am Breakfast at Ibis Hotel
9:00 am Assemble at Rutherford House
Topic for Round 4 announced (one hour preparation)
10:00 am Round 4
11:30 am Lunch
12:30 pm Topic for Round 5 announced (one hour preparation)
1:30 pm Round 5
3:00 pm Semi-finalists announced, topic for semi-finals announced (one hour preparation)
4:00 pm Semi-finals
5:30 pm Briefing for all teams. Sides for the Grand Final announced.
Return to Ibis Hotel
7:15 pm Formal Dinner at Zibibbo Restaurant, Old Police Station Building, Taranaki Street
Monday 30 May
8.45am Official photographs of all teams on the front steps of Parliament
10:00 am GRAND FINAL at Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament Buildings
11:30 am Presentation of prizes
12:00 pm Refreshments at Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings