How Holiday Home ballots work
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Who is eligible?
Only serving members who belong to the Welfare Fund are eligible to enter the ballots.
How do I enter?
Once you have been notified by email that the
ballot is open:
- Log in at policeassn.org.nz.
- Click “My Profile”.
- Scroll down and click “View Ballots” under Police Holiday Homes.
- Click “View Open Ballots” to enter.
How long can I stay?
The Christmas and Winter ballot periods are divided into week “lots”. Each week is for seven nights, from 1pm Saturday to 11am the following Saturday. The Napier Art Deco Weekend, Whangamatā Beach Hop, Womad and the Tāupo cycle race are balloted around the weekend of the event. Depending on the event, the ballot is for four to five nights. Each ballot is for one Holiday Home unit or campsite.
Can I enter the ballot for fewer than seven nights?
You must book and pay for seven nights, regardless of whether you stay for the full period.
How are the bookings selected?
The results are randomly generated by our membership computer system. Ballot winners are automatically notified by email the day after the ballot closes. If your entry is not successful, your first entry will automatically go on a waitlist. You will be notified by email if your waitlist ballot is successful.
When the ballots end, if there are still places available at more than five locations, a re-ballot option is sent to those who missed out in the first round, giving them the chance to enter the ballot again.
What happens if I am not successful?
You will receive an email to notify you if you are not successful, and your first entry will be added to the waitlist.
What is the payment process?
You will be notified via email if you are successful and you will have seven days to pay for the booking. If payment isn’t received, the booking will be passed on to the next member on the waitlist.
Can I cancel my ballot booking?
If you cancel more than three months out from the booking, you get a full refund. If you cancel less than three months out, you get no refund unless the dates are rebooked by another member.
How the Holiday Home ballots work
Our network of Holiday Homes is a fantastic benefit available to Police Association members.
Due to the popularity of the Holiday Homes, a ballot system was developed to provide a fair way of allocating bookings for the most popular destinations at the most popular times, such as Christmas, Easter, winter holidays and significant annual events such as the Napier Art Deco Weekend, the Whangamatā Beach Hop, Womad in New Plymouth and the Taupō round-the-lake cycle race.
Ballot periods are notified via email to eligible members.