Southcon is quickly sneaking up on us with a little less than 10 weeks to go.
It is set to go in the usual spot of Queens Birthday weekend, 1st and 2nd of June. Entry fee is $40 (early bird before 1st May) for 6 games (3 each day).
WHFB is 2500 points this years with very little comp similar to what you find in Wellington, and will be allowing special characters! The full player pack can be found here
A quick search and I find flights from Auckland & Wellington start at $80-$100 each way, and flights from Christchurch start at about $70.
Southcon also supports several other systems, including 40k, Flames of War, Dystopian Wars, Warmachine etc and generally attracts about 140 people between all systems. Most importantly, there is beer on tap in the venue, and cooked pub meals from the restaurant downstairs (all under $10). Already looking forward to a roast beef and chip sarni.