25-28 September 2018 - Timaru

The 2018 Rendering Workshop will be held 25-28 September in Timaru, New Zealand.

As in previous years, the workshop will be a combination of presentations, site visits and group discussions to foster learning and knowledge sharing.

Topics planned to be covered include, but are not limited to:

      • Raw materials
      • Cooking and raw material size reduction equipment
      • Factors affecting validated time and temperature
      • Conditions affecting MBM quality
      • Effect of yield on profitability
      • Energy recovery
      • Tallow production
      • Mechanical separation
      • Environmental controls
      • Principals of HACCP
      • Market requirements
      • Hygienic rendering
      • Steam maintenance and control
      • Odour control

Due to interest expressed by the fish rendering industry we are also looking at including some optional modules on fish rendering. 

In addition G-Tech has offered to host a visit to their workshop in Christchurch.  We are looking at how we can fit this into the programme.  

There will also be a workshop dinner sponsored by Rendertech.

Programme and costs

The cost to register is $650 + gst.  This page will be updated with the programme as planning progresses.


Registrations close Friday 14 September.

Return the completed registration form to nzrg@mia.co.nz.  If you have any queries about registration, please contact beverley.dixon@mia.co.nz.


Grey Way Lounge, Phar Lap Raceway, Washdyke.

This is on the north side of Timaru. Drive down SH8 (also known as Pleasant Point and Mt Cook Highway) and the race way is on the right hand side just past Power Farming. There is an AA sign post opposite the entrance. Approach the barrier arm which will open when your vehicle is close enough. Continue ahead where the parking area is in front of the hedge.

Grey Way Lounge is the light brown building on the right. The entrance is at the front opposite the track. A pathway leads to it from the car park.

Accommodation and Travel

Attendees are requested to make their own accommodation and travel reservations. 

Accommodation is available at three properties that are very close to each other: Benvenue Hotel, Baywatch Motor Lodge and Bay City Motor Lodge, all in Evans Street, Maori Hill, TImaru (approximately a 5minute drive from the Grey Way Lounge). 

Benvenue HoteL - stay@benvenuehotel.co.nz | +64 3 688 4049 | 16/22 Evans Street, Maori Hill, Timaru 7910

Range of options: 6 x Standard Studios @ $160, 2 x Executive Studios @ $170, 3 x Executive Balcony Studios @ $180 and 1 x Executive Suite @ $190.
BayWatch Motor Lodgebaywatch1@xtra.co.nz | +64 3 688 1886 | Res: 0800 929 828 (within NZ only) | 7 Evans St, Maori Hill, Timaru 
Range of options: Studio units 1 person per unit $145  per night; Two Bedroom units  -  2 persons per unit $150  per night; Two Bedroom units  -  2 persons $160  per night; Villa – House - 4 persons $340 per night    The villa is fully self contained. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Full kitchen with dishwasher, full oven etc, Lounge.

BAY CITY MOTELSbaycitymotels@xtra.co.nz | +64 3-688 8800 | Res: 0800 229 248 (within NZ only) | 10-14 Evans Street, Maori Hill, Timaru 7910

Range of options: 5 x 1 person studios @ $150 per night and 5 x 2 bedroom unit @ $180 per night 


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Interested sponsors are invited to contact kevin.cresswell@mia.co.nz or beverley.dixon@mia.co.nz.

If you have any queries, please contact Beverley.dixon@mia.co.nz or +64 4 495 8375







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