The 67th Entomological Society of New Zealand Conference – Whanganui

Event Details

You are warmly invited to attend the 67th annual conference of the New Zealand Entomological Society, to be held at Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Whanganui.

Registration and abstract submission are now open. Register before 18 March to take advantage of earlybird prices.

When: The conference will run from Tuesday 10 April 2018 until Friday 13 April 2018.

The conference will consist of three days of presentations (Tuesday–Thursday), with Friday reserved for a field trip to Bushy Park Sanctuary. A feature of the reserve is a large northern rata Metrosideros robusta named Ratanui (“Big Rata”). It is estimated to be between 500 and 1000 years old and is 43 metres in height and has a girth that exceeds 11 metres.

This field trip has the options of a day trip, or the opportunity to stay the night at the reserve. The day trip costs $45 per person and includes lunch at the Bushy Park Homestead and bus transport to and from Bushy Park. The bus will leave Whanganui at 9am and will be back in Whanganui at 2pm. The day trip is limited to 19 persons.

The night stay will commence Thursday evening after the conference and costs $45 per person. This includes an evening barbeque and accommodation at the Bushy Park bunk house. The overnight stay is limited to 11 persons.

Responsible collecting at Bushy Park is permitted and collections must be reported.

This conference will be a plastic free event.

Where: The conference will be held the in Pioneer room, Whanganui War Memorial Centre. There is ample parking in front of the Centre.

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