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== About this page ==
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== Swimming pools ==
Lin Nah will be leaving you info + links here for putting up on the wiki. Yes it is as opposed to doing it myself. Some of them require organising, wording etc. Mostly info + links I already have and so it is a copy + paste without prettying it up. Some will be links to where to find the info. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 22:49, 14 December 2014 (AEDT)
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* Tepid Baths and Parnell Baths are two Auckland City facilities that have casual rates and gym too. When I called to check, I as informed they will allow non auckland city residents to use the pools for swimming at the casual rates. So this means you don't have to be a member.
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* Tepid Baths
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** Web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
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** Address: 100 Customs St W, Auckland CBD.
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** Hours: Monday – Friday: 5.30am-9pm. Weekends: 7am-7pm.
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** Prices page https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/membership-and-prices/#TB
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** Pools pricing is per visit. When I rang to ask the adult casual rate is $6.90 per person. So price is slightly up from the website but not that much.
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** Indoor pools
  
= Stuff for wiki =
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* Parnell Baths
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** Web page http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/
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** Outdoor pool with the view of Auckland Harbour.
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** Google+ page https://plus.google.com/115758260050007186962/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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** Prices http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/contact/rates/
  
Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
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== Gyms ==
Hopefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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* University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20. Page with info http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
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* Both Tepid + Parnell Baths have a gym rate. See Swimming section above for links to website
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** Tepid Baths has a gym. $20.70 per day is the casual rate for pool + gym
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** Parnell Baths gym + swim casual rate is $15 for an adult.
  
http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
 
  
Some stuff todo here in the r/auckland FAQ http://www.reddit.com/r/auckland/wiki/index and r/nz faq http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/1exkfs/faq_tourism_visiting_new_zealand/
 
  
Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
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== Local running/walking club/events ==
If someone is creating them
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=== YMCA Marathon running club ===
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* Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
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* Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
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* Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan. 
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* Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
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* Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
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* Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
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* It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
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* If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
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* The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.
  
== Speciality foods ==
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===  Domain 10k run ===
SUpermarkets do have a lot of the organic, dairy free, gluten free(incl bread + pasta), sugarfree , and food for special diets. However there's other shops too.  
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* Webpage: http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/events/summer-10k-series/
Eg if the bread/pasta/biscuits isn't in the bread/pasta section, check for the supermarket's speciality section or ask staff.
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* 10km, 6km, 3km for runners & walkers.
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* When: Every Thursday during the summer daylight saving period:
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** Series 2: Thursday 15 January 2015 to Thursday 02 April 2015
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** Walkers start at 5:30 PM, runners start at 6:00 PM
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* This is at Auckland Domain, which is almost next door to the conference centre. Google+ page for Auckland Domain: https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz The Band rotunda is where the map is marked for Auckland Domain when I view the map from the google+ page.
  
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=== Park Run at Cornwall Park ===
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* Webpage: http://www.parkrun.co.nz/cornwall/
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* Free 5km run every Sat morning starting at 8am
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* The Band Rotunda is close to the Green Lane Rd W entrance. http://www.cornwallpark.co.nz/flash/map.html + click on Band Rotunda to see where it is.
  
=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
 
List of Gluten free products in NZ
 
http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/
 
http://www.coeliac.org.nz/eating_gluten_free
 
GF Manufacturers http://coeliacconz.joidesign.com/manufacturer
 
  
(there used to be a manufacturer's database but link I have for it isn't working atm)
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== Events ==
  
Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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=== 24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015 ===
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* Courses are 25k, 13K, 12K and 5K.
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* Website: http://wharf2wharf.co.nz/
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* There's a special ferry run from CBD to the Island in time for the start of the race. 
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* Read the fine print etc. The ferry terminal is within walking distance from conference venue.
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* Auckland Ferry Terminal on the map https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Auckland+Ferry+Terminal/@-36.842346,174.767238,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x1d00ef62249bcde0
  
== Cheese ==
 
Good selection at supermarket.  Those that won awards usually have a label.
 
* Cheese Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/
 
* 2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm
 
  
* Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop
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=== Ironman 70.3 Auckland ===
19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
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* Date: 18 January 2015 6:15am start
http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/
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* [http://www.ironmanauckland.com/ Website www.ironmanauckland.com] , [https://www.facebook.com/IRONMAN703AKL Facebook] and [https://twitter.com/IM703Auckland Twitter @IM703Auckland]
 
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* Note: even if you're not participating, be aware that there'll be special event related road closures and parking restrictions.
* La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
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== Bakeries in town ==
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* Pandoro (queen st) 75 queen st http://www.pandoro.co.nz/Retail+Stores/Auckland/Queen+Street.html pdf of order form http://www.pandoro.co.nz/site/pandoro/PreOrder%20Autumn%2014Mar%202013.pdf
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* Cheap bakery at Atrium on Elliot food court
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* Paneton by Victoria Park  http://www.panetonbakery.co.nz/
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Unit 1, 21 Halsey Street Freemans Bay 1010, New Zealand +64 9-309 5338
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https://plus.google.com/105757249149019169544/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* Supermarkets have bakery section
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== Best pies ==
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Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way
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http://www.nzbakels.co.nz/pie_awards_2014.cfm
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== Cake shops ==
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Whole cakes, don't need to order
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* Pandoro. http://www.pandoro.co.nz/Retail+Stores/Auckland/Queen+Street.html Have whole cakes + by the slice. pdf of order form gives you an idea of what ackes are avail http://www.pandoro.co.nz/site/pandoro/PreOrder%20Autumn%2014Mar%202013.pdf
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* Gateau House, http://www.gateauhouse.com/  
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18 High Street  or 328 Queen St. opposite Carls Junior.
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http://www.gateauhouse.com/contact lists address, phone numbers + hours
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Lovely choc mousse cakes, chiffon cakes. whole cake, also by slices.  Website has pics + range
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* La Couronne: 5C Lorne St. CBD> http://lacouronne.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/Lacouronnecakeboutique has pics 8)
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http://www.thedenizen.co.nz/gastronomy/la-couronne/
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* Vaniye (Parnell). French cake shop in Parnell http://www.vaniye.com/
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** FB + twitter has pics to drool over. FB https://www.facebook.com/Vaniye Twitter https://twitter.com/Vaniye
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** google+ page https://plus.google.com/+PatisserieVANIYEAuckland/?hl=en
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== Markets ==
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I like markets as they are a good place to find the best NZ local produce (especially the farmers markets).  "Farmers market" in nz means things they sell has to be made/grown within a certain radius of the market's location. They tend to be organic or spray free too. Authenticity http://www.marketground.co.nz/fmnz/35275/
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* Britomart Farmers market on Saturday 8am - 12:30pm  http://www.britomart.org/city-farmers-market  google+ https://plus.google.com/102403961790008849161/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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* Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays 8am - noon http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Farmers-Market-Auckland.htm  google+ https://plus.google.com/+ParnellFarmersMarketAuckland/?hl=en
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* La Cigale French Market in Parnell. on Sat + sundays St Georges Bay Rd. Can walk from carlaw park accommodations. Doesn't comply with "farmers market" rules. La Cigale (the shop which started the market) has imported french cheeses and wines as well as other kitchenware. However there's many stalls there that would comply within the NZ farmers market regulations.
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Very very good market. There's a glutenfree sausage stall there too.
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When: every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm.
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Web http://www.lacigale.co.nz/french-market/
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google+ https://plus.google.com/101268803893335286964/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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FB https://www.facebook.com/lacigalemarkets
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* Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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* Farmers market web page http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/
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Further afield (for travellers) the Matakana market on Sat morning is worth
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visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.
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*  Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday
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FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
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== Pharmacies: ==
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This pharmacy is in the same bldg as Countdown. It is open 9am - 9pm  7 days a week (unlike the one at uni which closes around 5pm.
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Quay St Pharmacy
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Countdown Building
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76 Quay Street
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Auckland Central
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Phone +64(9) 280 6197
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Fax +64(9) 374 4577
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Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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Store Hours
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Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
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Campus pharmacy
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https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland
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The Campus Pharmacy sells cosmetics, general medicines, toiletries, sports products, stamps, and phone cards. It also processes film and is an agent for NZ Post.
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Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons
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City Campus
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Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
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from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
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== Doctors ==
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees
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They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)
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http://www.citymed.co.nz/  I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)
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http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)
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Note: Casual + not enrolled applies to any person going to a GP that isn't their normal GP. So applies to ppl who travel from out of town.
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== Free wifi ==
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* Auckland City Free wifi service. The service is free to all users for 30 minutes per day, per device. Details http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/wifi/Pages/home.aspx
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* Auckland City libraries have free wifi http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx
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* MacDonalds have free wifi.
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== Marine reserves near Auckland ==
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Leigh + Cathedral cove
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== Recreation/games ==
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* Paintball
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* 10 pin bowling
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both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.
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* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
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* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
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* Fergs kayak
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== Free stuff ==
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=== Free outdoor movie on Fri night ===
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Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm
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Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.
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* 9 Jan Crocodile Dundee http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/crocodile-dundee/
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* 16 Jan The Dark Horse http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/the-dark-horse/
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=== Heritage walks ===
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* Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast
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http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm
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If you look towards the bottom of the page above you'll find links to other walks in the domain
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Auckland Museum: Pukekawa - The Domain Volcano Walk
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Auckland Museum: Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk
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Auckland Museum: Domain Heritage Walk
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https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* Grafton Heritage Walk  1.5hr self guided walk with podcast
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http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-GRAFTON.htm
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* Grafton Bridge http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/itemdetail.cfm?itemid=135
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http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge
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http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/
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* History + map of Symonds St Cemetary
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http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/virt-exhib/cemeteries/info.html
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* Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water
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Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in
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http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=8
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There's  aplayground next to it http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31
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As you walk from there towards town you'll find crates that are for seats but kids like to climb up + down them. also some stainless steel funnels
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http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=7
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There's a pedestrian bridge between Wynyard Quarter + Viaduct. If you stick around long enough you'll see the bridge lift up to open for boats to sail under.
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bridge btn viaduct + wynyard quarter
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http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/waterfront-auckland/pages/newspage/?ID=18
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynyard_Crossing
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* Auckland Domain
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Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/premierparks/pages/aucklanddomain.aspx
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http://gardenclubofpei.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/gardens-of-world-auckland-domain-new.html
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain
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== What / Where is this ==
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K Rd = Karangahape Rd
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Revision as of 14:48, 6 January 2015

Swimming pools

  • Tepid Baths and Parnell Baths are two Auckland City facilities that have casual rates and gym too. When I called to check, I as informed they will allow non auckland city residents to use the pools for swimming at the casual rates. So this means you don't have to be a member.
  • Tepid Baths

Gyms

  • University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20. Page with info http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
  • Both Tepid + Parnell Baths have a gym rate. See Swimming section above for links to website
    • Tepid Baths has a gym. $20.70 per day is the casual rate for pool + gym
    • Parnell Baths gym + swim casual rate is $15 for an adult.


Local running/walking club/events

YMCA Marathon running club

  • Website http://www.ymcamarathon.org.nz/
  • Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
  • Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan.
  • Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or https://plus.google.com/100792633212715020109/about?hl=en
  • Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
  • Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
  • It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
  • If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
  • The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.

Domain 10k run

Park Run at Cornwall Park


Events

24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015


Ironman 70.3 Auckland