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28th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium: May 2014

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Thu, 23/01/2014 - 2:25pm

Fungal Network of New Zealand

28th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium


Pohara Beach, near Takaka, Golden Bay, South Island,

Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th May, 2014


Registration and payment due by: 31st March 2014. Download registration form at the end of this page. Before 31st March 2014,   Please:


1. Book your accommodation directly at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park, or at an alternative provider of your choice.  Accommodation is currently held for foray participants at the Holiday Park up to 31 March, and thereafter will be released.  Unlike previous forays, organisers are not responsible for booking your accommodation at Pohara.  If you are willing to share your room with one or more people, please advise the Holiday Park.

2.  Register for the Fungal Foray using the form below.

3.  If willing, register to present a talk at the Mycology Colloquium, 14 May.



The 2014 NZ Fungal Foray, organised by the Fungal Network of NZ (FUNNZ) will be based at Pohara Beach, 10 km northeast of the small town of Takaka, Golden Bay, in the Tasman District, northern tip of the South Island. The area offers a wide variety of vegetation types, including beech, podocarp and broadleaf forests, and from alpine to coastal. Nearby to the east is the Abel Tasman National Park (including Harwoods Hole, Coast Track, & golden beaches), to the south-west is Kahurangi National Park (2nd largest in NZ; location of the Heaphy Track), and to the north-west is the Farewell Spit bird sanctuary and Puponga Farm Park.   You might want to consider a holiday in the area before and/or after the foray too!


Our work space, Colloquium, and meals will be at the Pohara Community Hall, and most participants will be staying at the nearby Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park.


The foray will begin on Sunday evening, 11 May. Arrival time is from 2 pm Sunday, with dinner available from 6 pm.

The foray programme will involve daily collecting, identification, and provision of display tables of the day’s finds, with the Wednesday set aside for a day of talks and papers (“Colloquium”). The Society’s AGM will be held one evening, and a group photo will be taken during the lunch break on the day of the colloquium. We also hope to attract interest from the public and nearby schools.



For overseas participants, please correspond with us so that we can advise internal travel options. The nearest airport is at Nelson, which is 110 km from Pohara Beach (est. 1¾ hrs by car, from Google Maps – road is sealed but windy in places)



Wednesday 14th May will be the Mycology Colloquium where participants present talks and papers on any aspect of mycology.  Length of presentations will generally be 15-20 minutes including questions, but this will be confirmed closer to the time when we know how many speakers have offered. Participants wishing to present a talk are invited to submit a title and abstract with their registration form, or email it to David Orlovich ([email protected]) by 31st March 2014.   For fungal foray participants, the cost of the Colloquium day is covered in the fees. If attending the Colloquium day only and bringing your own lunch, a charge of $25 will be levied.



Accommodation for most participants will be in cabins of various sizes and formats at Pohara Beach Top 10 Holiday Park   See on-line for details of the different units available.

(And check out the reviews at: )


Alternatively, you can book other accommodation as personally required  – examples at:


Meals: We are self-catering for breakfasts and (probably) lunches. This will be done in the Pohara Community Hall each morning, and there will be a roster for setting out the food and cleaning up. Dinners will be prepared by a local caterer and served in the hall.

Please indicate on the registration form if you have any special dietary needs (vegetarian, lactose-free, gluten-free etc). The caterer will endeavour to fulfil special meal requirements but these need to be advised in advance.

Close by the Holiday Pak is a shop, café bars, restaurant, and gallery.





Per Person (not including accommodation)


FUNNZ Members

FUNNZ Members




whole time

(6 nights)

daily rate

whole time

(6 nights)

daily rate

Requiring Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner            (+ Facility fee)





Requiring only Dinner (+ Facility fee)





FUNNZ membership (waged)

FUNNZ membership (unwaged)








Student Subsidies: We are happy to subsidise 2 New Zealand students wishing to attend the foray.  The subsidy will be for the meal and facility costs, not including accommodation or transportation.  Please apply early. More information is available from David Orlovich ([email protected]).


Registration: Please register for the foray by completing the registration form and return it by 31 March 2014.  And don’t forget to book your accommodation at the same time.