Revellers from around the world are set to descend on Dunedin
and ''celebrate sobriety'' on Saturday.
Organising committee member Mike, of Dunedin - a reformed
alcoholic who did not want his surname published - said he
expected up to 300 alcoholics to attend the 2014 Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) national convention, which starts at the St
David Theatre Complex at the University of Otago at 8pm on
Invitations had been sent out to AA service centres in North
America, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Russia.
''We are hoping for alcoholics from all over the world.''
The ''celebration of sobriety'' was a public meeting, unlike
a traditional ''closed'' AA meeting.
Guest speakers at the convention would share messages of
''strength and hope''. He hoped people struggling with
alcohol addiction would attend on Saturday.
''The only requirement for a membership in AA is a desire to