SIDE 2022

SIDE 2022 has lined up industry experts to deliver keynote addresses, networking sessions and practical workshops.

Numbers attending SIDE are restricted to the venue capacity. Early booking is recommended. Priority will be given to farmer registrations received before the earlybird closing early May 2022.

SIDE 2022 is being held across two venues

Pre-registration with drinks and nibbles will be available at the Brydone Hotel – entry off Wear Street from 5pm Tuesday 7th June. Come and join us the night before get your registration, delegate bag goodies, and enjoy some wine and cheese with our exhibitors!

Registrations, all catering, sponsors drinks and nibbles are all held at the Brydone Hotel – entry off Wear Street.

All workshops and keynote sessions are held at the Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames Street.


Tuesday 7 June 4.30-7pm
Pre-registration at the Brydone Hotel – drinks and nibbles in the Trade Hall
Day 1: Wednesday 8 June
7.30am onwards – Registration at the Brydone Hotel
8.30am – Welcome to SIDE, Sarah Perriam
9am – Keynote session, Justine and Geoff Ross
10am – Morning tea at the Trade Hall, Brydone Hotel
BrightSIDE registrations
10.45am – Morning workshop session
12.15pm – Lunch at the Trade Hall, Brydone Hotel
1.15pm – Keynote session, Craig Piggott
2.15pm – Afternoon workshop session
4.15pm – Drinks and nibbles at the Trade Hall, Brydone Hotel
SIDE dinner – Full Steam Ahead
Venue: The Loan and Merc, 7pm 
Day 2: Thursday 9 June
9am – Keynote session, Dr Tom Mulholland
10.15am – Morning tea at the Trade Hall, Brydone Hotel
11am – Morning workshop session
1pm – Lunch at the Trade Hall, Brydone Hotel
2pm – Afternoon workshop session
4pm – Close


A selection of new and relevant workshops and presenters for 2022, including two off-site workshops.

Please ensure you come prepared with clean gumboots (protect our industry!) and weather-appropriate gear.

Numbers for workshops are restricted and spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please select your workshops when you register online. If a workshop venue becomes full, you will need to select another.

Find out more about the range of workshops available.

FMG Full Steam Ahead Dinner

Join us for a fun night of Steam Punk themed fun!

Date/time: Wednesday 8 June 6.30pm  Drinks and nibbles at Steam Punk HQ  – 1 Humber Street, Oamaru 

Venue: 7.30pm – Buffet dinner at The Loan and Merc, 14 Harbour Street Oamaru
Cost: $90 per person

Celebrate being in the Steampunk capital of the world and dress to the occasion.

  • Steampunk inspired entertainment
  • Live band – The Heavy Feathers
  • Cash / Eftpos Bar

Download the SIDE Dinner 2022 flyer

  Earlybird Full Registration
Full registration for farmers with a valid supply number $425 $525
Full registration for rural professionals $625  
Individual day registration $275 per day farmers / $375 per day rural professionals  
BrightSIDE – Weds 10am to 4.30pm $100  
Full Steam Ahead Dinner $90  

All costs quoted are GST exclusive. Payment is available by Visa or Mastercard or will be invoiced with payment due within 3 days. Full registration includes entrance to all SIDE sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunches and the Wednesday evening drinks and nibbles.

Oamaru has a range of hotel, motel and guest house accommodation available.

Try the Old School Enfield for luxury Bed and Breakfast accommodation

The Mariner Suites for centrally located boutique accommodation

The link below has a selection of establishments. Bookings should be made directly with the preferred establishment.

All providers offer online reservations. Delegates are required to make their own arrangements directly with the provider. No reservations have been held on behalf of SIDE.

Terms and Conditions

The SIDE committee carefully plan the South Island Dairy Event to create the ultimate experience for farmers. This includes booking suppliers and speakers well in advance.

If you are unwell (including if you have any COVID-19 symptoms), or are awaiting the results of a non-surveillance test for COVID-19, we ask that you please stay home and, at no charge, either:

a) Transfer your ticket to someone else.

b) Defer your ticket to SIDE 2023.

c) If transfer or deferment is not possible, have your ticket refunded.

These options also apply if we cancel or reschedule SIDE 2022 for any reason, including a change in traffic light or the NZ Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework.

If you are unable to attend SIDE 2022 for any other reason, you can:

a) Transfer your ticket to someone else in your organisation at no charge.

b) Defer your ticket to SIDE 2023 submitting a deferment payment of 50% of the ticket purchase price.

Unless you are unwell, or we have cancelled or rescheduled SIDE 2022, we do not offer refunds.

For all ticketing enquiries and changes please email

Drinks and nibbles with the sponsors

Included in your registration and a great way to catch up and discuss the day, talk to our sponsors over drinks and delicious nibbles – join us in the exhibition area at the Brydone Hotel  from 4.30pm Wednesday 9th June before heading on to the FMG Full Steam Ahead dinner at the Loan and Merc.

The views presented at SIDE are the opinions of the individual speakers and are not necessarily shared by the SIDE organising committee or supporting organisations. Given the general nature of some of the views and information presented at SIDE, and the fact that every participant’s individual circumstances are different, SIDE participants should not act solely on the basis of the material presented at the event, but should obtain specific advice according to their own circumstances.

Do you want to be a step ahead in your personal development, so you can take the best opportunities the NZ dairy sector has to offer? Then BrightSIDE is the event to attend!

Find out more about BrightSIDE.

SIDE Coordinator
Tineka Johnstone

027 046 383

PO Box 85066
Lincoln University, 7647