The 10th Annual New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference

Sunday 12th February - Friday 17th February 2006

Last updated 22 March, 2006

We have uploaded some photos from the conference.

Downloads (in MS Word format):
Collage (ZIP, 2.8 MB) - Photo collage of snaps taken at previous conferences.
Registrations (Word, 34 KB) - The list of people who attended the conference.
Abstracts (Word, 92 KB) - The list of talk abstracts.
Program (Word, 60 KB) - The final program for the conference.

Location[AWCMEE logo]

Edward Percival Field Station [google maps]
South Island
New Zealand

Conference co-ordinators:

Mike Steel and Charles Semple
Biomathematics Research Centre
Mathematics & Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, NZ


The next conference will take place in Kaikoura, a small seaside town on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island.

The Kaikoura website is an excellent source of information on things to see and do during your stay.

The Venue:

The meeting will be held at the Edward Percival Field Station. The Field Station is located on Kaikoura's Esplanade on the waterfront, within walking distance from the town centre.

The teaching laboratory at the Edward Percival Field Station was built primarily to provide accommodation and laboratory facilities for University of Canterbury undergraduate field courses. More info on the Edward Percival Field Station can be obtained from their website.

Previous conferences

Whitianga 05
Doom 04
Kaikoura 03
Whitianga 02
Doom 01
Ruahine 00
Kaikoura 99


Talks will be 15 mins in length - plus up to 5 minutes for questions and/or discussion. The first talk will begin at 9:00am on Monday, 13 February.

The conference will finish at midday Friday, 17 February.

Registration fee:

Students NZ$100
Non-students NZ$200

Payment only by cash on arrival or cheque in advance - no credit cards this year!

Old timers discount:

If you have come to the last three conferences (or four of the last five), you pay half the registration fee.

[Kaikoura by the sea]Getting to Kaikoura

Kaikoura is roughly halfway between Blenheim and Christhurch on State Highway 1. It is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Christchurch and 1.75 hours from Blenheim.

Rental cars are available from:

Bus / Shuttle information is available from:


Delegates are to arrange their own accomodation. The Panorama Motel, the Admiral Court and the Anchor Inn Motel are recommended as they are situated near to the conference venue. New (upmarket) accomodation is available at Waterfront Apartments or Kaikoura Cottages (Phone:+64 3 3195599). Additional accommodation information can be found at the Kaikoura information website and also virtual-kaikoura.com

There is also free shared/backpacker style accomodation available for students at the Marine Lab. Spaces are limited and you will need your own sleeping bag.


Mt. Fyffe (1600m) - hike.
Mountain run - secret circuit - Charles Semple.
Alpine 'surprise' adventure - Mike Steel.
4WD trip (3 hours) around the area ($80).
Whale watch.
Dolphin Encounter.
Coastal walk south of Oaro (fossils).
Excursion to Woodside Creek (one of the first known sites of the Cretaceous-Tertiary "(K-T)" boundary).

  • Biomathematics Research Centre
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
  • Prof. Mike Steel
    Phone +64 3 364 2987 ext 7688
    Fax: +64 3 364 2587
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