Deco 2019

The Interface of Mathematics and Biology
The 23rd Annual New Zealand Phylogenomics Meeting
Sunday 5pm 10 February 2019 - midday Thursday 14th February, 2019



The Crown Hotel Napier
22A Waghorne St, Ahuriri,
Napier 4144
New Zealand


Conference co-ordinator:

Peter Lockhart
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University
Turitea Campus
Palmerston North
New Zealand



The 23rd annual New Zealand meeting on the interface of mathematics and biology in the study of phylogeny, genome analysis and molecular evolution will be held at Ahuriri, Napier.  Ahuriri is one of the earliest settled areas in Napier and is a place of great cultural and spiritual significance. It’s sheltered waters offered safe mooring for sailing ships in the 19th and 20th centuries, is found adjacent to the West Quay Precinct and bustles with cafes and restaurants. Unlike earlier meetings, the programme for Deco 2019 will run from Monday to Thursday, with NO break on the Wednesday. Rather, participants are encouraged to make the most of a long weekend and the annual Art Deco festival in Napier which runs 13th-17th Feb.


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Registration is now open. Registrant numbers will be capped and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so prompt registration is advised.

Payment to be paid by credit card at the time of registration. All credit card payments are processed securely through Massey University’s encrypted Credit Card Gateway system.

There are many options for accommodation with a wide range of pricing. With 40,000 people expected for the Art Deco festival if you are interested in attending Deco 19 please begin to look into accommodation options now. Please contact hotels directly for accommodation. You may find the following helpful:

Crown Hotel 
tel:       6468338300

The conference venue (moderately expensive by Doom standards but very beautiful rooms, some twin rooms available and some with balconies and sea views)

NOTE: Guests booking directly should please quote “Massey University Conference” so we can guarantee the discounted rates


Navigate Seaside Hotel and Apartments
tel:  6468310077
70m from conference venue

Harbour View Lodge
tel:  0800 66 8432
230m from conference venue

East Pier Hotel
tel: 6468340035
290m from conference venue 

Anchorage Motor Lodge
tel: 646834 4318
850m from conference venue

Bluewater Hotel
tel: 6468358668
1.1km from conference venue

Albatross Motel
tel: 64 6 835 5991
1.2km from conference venue

Scenic Hotel Te Pania
tel: 6468337733
3.2km from conference venue

Quest Apartment hotels
tel: 0800 944 400
3.9km from conference venue

Toad Hall backpackers
2.6km from conference venue

Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
2.9km from conference venue

Stables Lodge Packpackers
3.5km from conference venue

YHA Napier
5.2km from conference venue


Rental properties:


Air bnb