First National Real Estate returns to Queenstown with over 370 real estate agents for its annual convention today. The network, which has over 400 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, is celebrating 30 years in New Zealand this year.
‘We’re very excited about coming back to New Zealand’s adventure capital. Our membership thoroughly enjoyed Queenstown in 2009 so it was clearly the ideal location to celebrate our network’s 30th anniversary of providing real estate services in New Zealand’ said the network’s chief executive, Ray Ellis.
This year, convention delegates will be based at the Hilton Spa and Resort, but in a unique twist, keynote speakers and training workshops will be conducted at the Coronet Peak base station.
Befitting the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC alliance, the conference officially opens on Thursday with a keynote speech from Australian Victoria Cross recipient, Mark Donaldson, who will share insight into Australian Army operations in East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan.
During its convention, First National will host an awards night at the Skyline Restaurant, a Foundation fundraising golf tournament at Jack’s Point, and a range of other professional development and recreational events at key tourism locations. It will also announce the evolution of its digital strategy, which has thus far delivered a 350 per cent increase in the network’s website traffic plus a brand new mobile device responsive national website in New Zealand.
‘The network’s new national website – – introduces advice about every stage of life’s journey in real estate’ said Mr Ellis.
‘We are the only real estate network in New Zealand that shares expertise about renting, buying your first home, investing, relocating, upsizing, downsizing and retiring. There’s a wealth of other information available so I encourage all Kiwis to visit our website and experience the First National difference.’
Issued by: First National Real Estate 
For further information contact:
Stewart Bunn
National Communications Manager
0413 624 317