Further Details


Some accommodation is reserved for students at the nearby Tahuna Beach Holiday Park

All other participants must arrange their own accommodation bookings. Some nearby motels are:


Morning teas and lunch are provided (exception: Thursday, as this is a day for exploring the region). Furthermore, food is provided at the barbecue, the dinner, and the reception. Close to the beach (about 10-15min to the East) a range of options for meals can be found nearby the conference centre.

An incomplete selection of options includes (in no particular order) Smugglers Pub & Cafe, The Ocean Lodge, Sprig & Fern Tavern, Thai Tahuna, KFC, McDonald's, Subways, Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar, Fresh As Bakery, The Sands Brewery, Bar and Kitchen, Gre3n Juice Bar, The Sands Fish&Chips Shop, Saltwater Eating& Bar, ...

Getting to Nelson

The location of the summer school will be at a conference centre in Nelson, a large provincial city at the top of the south island, close to the beach, and relatively close (car required) to national parks and other attractions (wineries for instance).

Depending on other things one might wish to do in New Zealand the most direct way of getting to Nelson after arriving internationally (via Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington) is by air. Nelson Airport is located only 2 kilometres from the workshop venue, with direct flights from most major NZ cities.

Nelson is a scenic 2-hour drive (110km) from Picton, where the car and passenger ferries from Wellington dock.

NZ-based students

We will provide accommodation and catering for all NZ-based students and postdocs at the workshop, in shared rooms.

Students are NZ universities may apply for a Kalman Summer Scholarship, to assist their participation at this workshop. The Kalman Summer Scholarships were established from a generous bequest in support of New Zealand mathematics from the late John Kalman, a former professor at the University of Auckland. Applicants will normally be expected to be studying for an Honours or Masters degree or a PhD. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a full report by mid-February 2020, describing what they gained from their participation in the workshop. Applicants should submit an academic transcript, brief CV, and a statement from their academic supervisor (or mentor) that indicates how participation in the summer meeting will benefit the student’s development.

Applications should be sent by email to Prof. Rod Gover, the NZMRI Secretary, by 1st November 2019.

Support for NZ-based academics

We provide limited support for NZ-based academics to attend, typically covering the cost of catering and a contribution towards accommodation costs. This will be paid directly to the participant during the week of the workshop on provision of a GST receipt for accommodation charges.

Participants based outside New Zealand

You are most welcome to attend. However, our funding for the workshop does not permit support for participants based outside New Zealand. There is no registration fee.


The NZMRI is a registered charity. Should you, or your grant, be able to contribute to the costs of this workshop, please get in touch with Marston Conder (m.conder@auckland.ac.nz). Donations are tax-deductible for NZ tax payers.