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Fungal Foray 2024 registration

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Fri, 08/03/2024 - 8:45am

Fungal Foray 2024

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We are pleased to confirm the 2024 foray will be at Havelock in Marlborough. This small coastal town has a well-equipped hall, pub food, take-out options and lunch suppliers, including a 4-Square, within easy walking distance. There will be no pre-organised day trip this year, but attendees are encouraged to visit a variety of tracks nearby via private vehicles. There is a water taxi service from the marina if people wish to arrange access to areas in Pelorus Sound. We will have a beginners’ workshop on the Monday morning in the hall if there is sufficient interest.

Venue: Havelock Town Hall, Havelock, Marlborough


  • Hall open from 4:00pm Sunday 12th May, closes 10:00am Saturday 18th May.
  • All attendees to be in the hall from 8:00am Monday 13th May for karakia, welcome, and briefing.
  • Those in town are encouraged to meet in the hall on Sunday 12th at 6:00pm and bring take-aways for dinner (we will have use of the kitchen for crockery and utensils.) Havelock TakeAways, near to the hall, expects to be open. They serve a variety of fish, chips, burgers and Chinese options.

Colloquium day: Wednesday 15th May at the Pavilion from 9:00am (5 minutes walk from the Town Hall). Lunch will be provided for all those attending the colloquium. All full foray tickets include the colloquium day. If you wish to attend Monday – Wednesday, then you will need to purchase the colloquium day as an extra ticket when you register.



  • Full foray no meals                                     $110
  • Two day foray: Monday/Tuesday:           $45
  • Full foray with dinner:                                $235
  • Full foray with field lunch and dinner:     $300
  • Colloquium day only                                   $55



  • Full foray                                                       $65
  • Two-day foray: Monday/Tuesday            $32
  • Full foray including dinner:                        $192
  • Full foray including lunch and dinner:      $255
  • Colloquium day only:                                  $30

All prices (aside from Colloquium day only) include FUNNZ membership.

Meal plan details:

  • Those attending the foray for the whole week can purchase a dinner plan, or a lunch and dinner plan.
  • Lunches will be pre-filled rolls with additional snack items added by us in the morning before departure – preparation 8:00am – 8:30am daily Mon/Tue/Thur/Fri in the hall. All those attending the colloquium will receive lunch.
  • The dinner plan this year will include meals for four nights only, to allow for variety and to offer flexibility for those arriving late on Sunday and those leaving town before dinner on Friday night. If you are in town Sunday night, you are encouraged to meet in the hall at 6:00pm and bring takeaways.
  • Dinners will be served at 6:00pm Monday – Thursday at the Havelock Hotel. One course will be served with a set menu offered – desserts etc can be purchased separately. Options will include pizzas, burgers, daily roast, steak, fish n chips. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available but limited – feel free to contact the event manager if you would like to discuss these.
  • It will be possible to purchase single meals directly from the restaurant if the event manager is informed by midday on the day the meal is required.
  • A block booking will be made for the Friday night at a local restaurant for those who want to attend and purchase off the standard menu – likely at the Slip Inn or the Mussel Pot (depending on who is open and can host us – Havelock restaurants are somewhat seasonal!) Information on this will be made available at the foray.

Locations: Details about locations will be provided closer to the time but main foray areas will be:

Access to tracks will be confirmed at the foray – roadworks are ongoing in the Marlborough area following damage from storms in 2022 and timing of completion is unknown at the time of writing.

AGM: This will take place at the Pavilion on Wednesday 15th May after the colloquium

Auction: A silent auction will run throughout the day during the Colloquium. Bring your mycology-themed objects and cash to have some fun and raise money for student scholarships.


Havelock Garden Motel Marlborough - accommodation Marlborough Sounds motels (

Bluemoon Lodge

Havelock Holiday Park Marlborough Sounds accommodation

Rutherford Backpackers

Smiths Farm Holiday Park

Waves campsite

If these options and holiday homes/B&Bs in the area are booked out or not suitable, you might like to try options in Blenheim – approximately 30 minutes drive from Havelock.

Questions: [email protected]




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