Central Star Party has been established to hold annual star parties in the central North Island for the benefit of the astronomical community of the North Island of New Zealand. The goal of the organisers is to provide a fun social astronomical gathering laced with talks and activities.
The second Central Star Party is Thursday 19th to Mon 23rd January 2017 and be held at the Tuki Tuki Camp site in the Hawkes Bay. This is the site of many previous star parties.
There is a brand new hall, with two additional meeting rooms for alternate meetings, a new kitchen and three new dormitories. Accommodation is tenting, staying in the dormitories or using one of the six powered caravan sites.