Difference between pages "Getting to Auckland" and "Alcohol related policies"

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==Immigration requirements==
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* Drinking age is 18.  
* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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==Flying to Auckland==
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* Buying alcohol
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.  
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** If you wish to buy alcohol, bring your passport or NZ Driving licence with you. It has to be something official with a photo and your name + date of birth.  
* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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** If you are with a group at the checkout and there's alcohol being purchased, they will ask everyone in the group for IDs.
* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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==Driving to Auckland==
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* It takes around 8 hours to drive from Wellington to Auckland
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* Auckland City alcohol ban.
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** Year wide alcohol ban means you can't drink in public in those areas unless it is in a licenced premises. Some bans are 24hrs a day and others are nighttime only.
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** There are also some temporary alcohol bans
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** [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/alcohol/drinkresponsibly/Pages/alcoholbans.aspx This page] lists alcohol ban: current, temporary etc. Auckland cbd or where conference venue is in the Waitemata local board.
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** [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/alcohol/Documents/liquorbanareaswaitemata.pdf pdf of map liquor ban areas in Waitemata]

Latest revision as of 15:41, 5 January 2015

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  • Drinking age is 18.
  • Buying alcohol
    • If you wish to buy alcohol, bring your passport or NZ Driving licence with you. It has to be something official with a photo and your name + date of birth.
    • If you are with a group at the checkout and there's alcohol being purchased, they will ask everyone in the group for IDs.


  • Auckland City alcohol ban.
    • Year wide alcohol ban means you can't drink in public in those areas unless it is in a licenced premises. Some bans are 24hrs a day and others are nighttime only.
    • There are also some temporary alcohol bans
    • This page lists alcohol ban: current, temporary etc. Auckland cbd or where conference venue is in the Waitemata local board.
    • pdf of map liquor ban areas in Waitemata