They do really good food and heaps of it. Though having an entire salmon with it's face still on and an almost surgical incision in it's side to access the yummy fish flesh was a bit odd on the vegetarian buffet. That freaked even me out and I do like my meat.
Luckily by that time all the international delegates had figured kiwi hospitality out and realised that relaxed is an understatement. The next night the French hosted the dinner, known for their adherence to pomp and formality, the French bailed on the speeches and we all crowded around the tables and watched the Japanese delegation get really super drunk. The next day we all listened to a presentation from the Filipinos about porcine endemic diarrhoea with pictures that will not be shown on my blog.
I've always wondered how the Japanese delegation dealt with that.