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2015 Convention - Port Macquarie PDF Print E-mail

ANGFA Convention 2015

        Port Macquarie 23rd - 25th October 


The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA NSW) in conjunction with ANGFA Incorporated (ANGFA National), are proud to present the world renowned ANGFA Convention
                           This is the largest event focusing on Australian and New Guinea fishes anywhere in the fishkeeping realm. 
                          The guest speaker line up is astounding, you will hear and learn from experts coming from Australia and the around the globe. 

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Sails ResortThe venue is the Sails Resort, Port Macquarie. The venue is on a peninsula overlooking the Hastings River. It is located a few minutes from the CBD and provides easy access to the main beach, shops and restaurants.

Take this opportunity to attend the ANGFA convention, learn about fish, hear about fishkeeping, plants, new discoveries and see wonderful images of the areas where these were found. 
It doesn't matter if you keep rainbows, gudgeons or gobies, angels, tetras or goldfish, in fact any type of fish or plants from anywhere, this is the convention you need to attend, we hope will see you there!

The price for entry into the convention will be $145AUD each for attendees with membership in ANGFA Inc. or any affiliated regional group and $165AUD each for non-ANGFA attendees. There is also an early bird registration of $125AUD if paid by June 30th 2015. ($145 early bird for non-members).

 An on-line booking form is available


NOTE : Any additional registrations can now be made in person at the convention venue.  See agenda for times.

 


 
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Convention Agenda - Port Macquarie PDF Print E-mail

Convention Agenda - Port Macquarie 2015

Below is an outline of the proposed agenda - details will be revised over time.

Other than the guest speakers, other highlights include the Convention Dinner & Auction.

The traditional ANGFA auction of hard to find, rare and beautiful fishes will be conducted Saturday afternoon and conference attendance entitles you to join in the frenzied bidding. There will also be a Trade Table operating the whole weekend.  Morning Teas, Lunches and Afternoon Teas will be supplied. As an optional extra, ANGFA volunteers will conduct a tour on Monday to help you unwind from the convention so you can relax with new and old friends alike. Bring your family and enjoy some of Port Macquarie's  attractions. The Monday events are likely to be a visit to The Marine Discovery Centre at Newman Senior Technical College, a river cruise with bbq or a field trip to look for m. duboulayi , amongst others.  

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Convention Speakers - Port Macquarie PDF Print E-mail

Convention Speakers

The speakers list will be finalised in June 2015, but the list of speakers who have already expressed an interest in speaking is impressive.

Speakers include Johannes Graf who will enthral you with his tales of collecting in PNG.

Featured presenters also include Franz-Peter MuellenholzAdrian Dawson, Helen Larson on her beloved gudgeons and gobies, Culum Brown on fish behaviour, Mike Hammer on NT collecting and surveys, Keith Martin on Trifasciatas , James Palmer, (one of the young brigade), talking on water quality, Mark Abell on aquarium plants.  Come and hear the experts give their informative presentations, you'll find them fascinating and entertaining. (Speakers subject to confirmation).

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ANGFA AGM PDF Print E-mail

October 23rd, 2015

All ANGFA members are hereby advised that the Annual General Meeting is to be held on Friday 23rd October at 7:00pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).

Our rules specify that all current executive positions are vacated and nominations are hereby called for to fill the following positions:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Membership Officer

Nomination forms are included with this email and are available on the ANGFA website. Members are requested to nominate a candidate to fill a position. All nominations must be with the nominees permission. Nomination Forms must be in the hands of the Secretary by 5:00pm EST 9th September 2015. Only financial members are eligible to vote.

You can download your nomination form here.

Please contact the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information on participating in the call-in AGM.

 
Registration and Other Details - Port Macquarie PDF Print E-mail

Registration & Other Convention Details

Here is where you can find more details covering Registration, Accommodation, the Convention Shirt and the Convention Dinner.

 M. duboulayi

M. duboulayi - Crimson Spotted Rainbow

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Things to do in & around Port Macquarie PDF Print E-mail

About Port Macquarie:  

Port Macquarie is a picturesque town, situated on the coast at the mouth of the Hastings River,  midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW, only 260km north of Newcastle, 420km from Sydney and 510km from Brisbane. The topography of the area is very diverse including sand dunes, coastal wetlands, flood plains, forests and mountain regions. There is plenty to do including fishing, surfing, bushwalking in National Parks, shopping, wineries, river cruises, museums, camel rides along the beach, fine dining, golf, almost anything you could think of, you could do in Port Macquarie. 

For the fish enthusiasts, the Hastings and Wilson Rivers are the southernmost location where m. duboulayi are to be found.

Climate

The area enjoys the best climate in Australia, with the average temperature ranging from 7°C to 27°C. In October we should experience an average of 24C

Transport Access

The area can be accessed via air, rail, and interstate and local bus/coach services. Refer to the following link for more details.  http://www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au/welcome/getting-here.aspx 

For more information on Port Macquarie, you might like to refer to the wikipedia entry on -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Macquarie 

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Port Macquarie

 
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