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KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.
  
The intent of this page is to allow conf organisers to know who's expected at the airport when.
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A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
  
You might also be able to use the info below to connect up with people who are on the same flight as you, arrange taxi shares, and so on, so '''leave some contact info''' in the entries that you create.
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[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
  
===Arrivals===  
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== Tickets ==
  
Order the entries below by scheduled '''time of arrival''' in Auckland. ''Please use 24 hour clock format (hh:mm)'' and ''Auckland time!''
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Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
  
==== Tuesday 6 Jan ====
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If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing.
* 07:50 JQ244 (From CHC)
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** [[User:Andrew Sands|Andrew Sands]]
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** Lisa Sands
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* 14:35 QF8770/EK434 (BNE to AKL)
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** James Iseppi
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** Lee Symes
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* 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL)
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** [[User:Arkady Gundroff|Arkady Gundroff]]
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==== Wednesday 7 Jan ====
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* [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for purpose, though it's not free software.
* 22:05 QF147 (from Sydney)
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* [https://www.torproject.org/ Tor] will also work, provided you restrict to NZ-based exit nodes.
** Steve Walsh
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==== Thursday 8 Jan ====
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Kiwi Rail accept all the major credit cards including Amex.
* 22:05 QF147 (SYD to AKL)
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** Hugh Blemings
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** Rachael Blemings
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==== Friday 9 Jan ====
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== Attending ==
* 06:30 NZ176 (from Perth)
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** [mailto:me@kye.id.au Kye Russell]
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** Delan Azabani
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** Brock York
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** Josh Batchelor
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** Luke Mercuri
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** Clayton Johnson
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** Matthew Pen
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* 15:30 NZ 5 (LAX to AKL)
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** [http://alasdairallan.com Alasdair Allan]
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* 20:50 VA7445 (SYD to AKL)
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** James 'Ender' Brown
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* 22:45 VA7434 (BNE to AKL)
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** Clinton Roy
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==== Saturday 10 Jan ====
 
* 08:00 QF111 (PER to AKL)
 
** [mailto:kibelan@gmail.com Ben Kelly]
 
* 14:35 EK434 (BNE to AKL)
 
** [http://www.humbug.org.au/RussellStuart Russell Stuart]
 
* 17:15 NZ124 (MEL to AKL)
 
** [[User:Christopher Neugebauer|Christopher Neugebauer]]
 
* 17:30 NZ136 (BNE to AKL)
 
** [https://twitter.com/bradleymarshall Brad Marshall]
 
* 18:20 NZ792 (ADL to AKL)
 
** [[User:Daniel Sobey|Daniel Sobey]]
 
* 18:55 QF181 (SYD to AKL)
 
** [mailto:lca@eyal.emu.id.au Eyal Lebedinsky]
 
** [[User:Jonathan Woithe|Jonathan Woithe]] (from QF738 departing ADL)
 
* 20:50 VA7418 (PER to AKL)
 
** Byron Jones (glob)
 
  
==== Sunday 11 Jan ====
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=== To Auckland ===
* 00:45 VA160 (BNE to AKL)
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** [https://twitter.com/gm_stack Geordie Millar] (from VA1393 departing ADL)
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** Michael Wheeler (from VA1712 departing GLT)
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* 05:45 JQ215 (MEL to AKL)
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** Michael Cordover (aka mjec)
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* 07:00 NZ406 (WLG to AKL)
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** [[User:James Forman|James Forman]]
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* 08:00 QF111 (PER to AKL)
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** [[User:Andrew Buckeridge|Andrew Buckeridge]]
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* 10:10 NZ508 (CHC to AKL)
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** [[User:Leroy Hopson|Leroy Hopson]]
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* 13:05 NZ4994 (HKG to AKL)
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** Jussi Pakkanen (from LH730 departing MUC)
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* 13:45 QF8762 (also EK406) (MEL to AKL)
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** George Patterson
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** Kevin Collas-Arundell (@kcollasarundell|tacticus)
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* 14:00 EK0412 (SYD to AKL)
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** [mailto:diego@biurrun.de Diego Biurrun]
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** [mailto:danbryan@gmail.com Daniel Bryan]
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* 14:15 NZ454 (WLG to AKL)
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** [[User:Jeremy Visser|Jeremy Visser]]
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** [[User:Ewen McNeill|Ewen McNeill]]
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* 14:25 VA7422 (MEL to AKL)
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** [mailto:jon@oxer.com.au Jonathan Oxer]
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* 14:35 QF8770/EK434 (BNE to AKL)
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** Jared Ring
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* 14:50 NZ102 (SYD to AKL)
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** [mailto:himangi774@gmail.com Himangi Saraogi]
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* 14:50 VA934 (OOL to AKL)
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** [[User:Katie Miller|Katie Miller]]
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* 14:55 QF143 (SYD to AKL)
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** [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden]
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* 15:10 QF123 (BNE to AKL)
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** [[User:Mark Ellem|Mark Ellem]]
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* 15:25 VA148 (MEL to AKL)
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** [https://twitter.com/fukawi2 Phillip Smith]
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** [https://twitter.com/smarthall Daniel Hall]
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** [[User:Tim Serong|Tim Serong]] ([https://twitter.com/tserong @tserong])
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* 17:15 NZ124 (MEL to AKL)
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** Mark Jessop (@darksidelemm - from VA206 departing ADL)
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* 17:30 JQ213 (MEL to AKL)
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** David Bell (@dtbell91)
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** Matthew Cengia (@mattcen)
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** Mike Abrahall (@mijofa1)
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** Josh Mesilane (@zindello)
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** David Rowe
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* 17:30 VA7436 (BNE to AKL)
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** Ryan Stuart (@rstuart85) - have a free entry pass to the Virgin Lounge for anyone else on this flight. Contact me for details.
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* 17:50 VA7430 (SYD to AKL)
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** Mark Walkom (@warkolm)
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* 18:20 VA7452/NZ972 (ADL to AKL)
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** [mailto:ubermonk@gmail.com Andrew Kirkpatrick]
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** Thomas Sprinkmeier
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* 19:25 JQ260 (WLG to AKL)
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** Jim (James) Whittaker
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* 20:30 NZ476 (WLG to AKL)
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** Douglas Bagnall
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* 20:50 NZ118 (SYD to AKL)
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** [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]]
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===Departures===
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=== To Wellington ===
  
Order the entries below by scheduled '''time of departure''' from Auckland. ''Please use 24 hour clock format (hh:mm)'' and ''Auckland time!''
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==== Saturday 17 January ====
  
==== Friday 16 Jan ====
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Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.
*19:55 JQ283 (AKL to WLG)
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** Jim (James) Whittaker
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==== Saturday 17 Jan ====
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* Christopher Neugebauer
* 07:00 NZ101 (AKL to SYD)
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* Jack Scott
** [mailto:himangi774@gmail.com Himangi Saraogi]
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* Cory Thompson
* 07:00 VA7401 (SYD to AKL)
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* Jethro Carr
** Mark Walkom (@warkolm)
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* Clinton Roy
* 07:35 JQ202 (AKL to SYD)
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* Joshua Berkus
** Michael Cordover (aka mjec)
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* Geordie Millar
* 09:00 VA7403 (AKL to SYD)
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* Michael Wheeler
** [[User:Tim Serong|Tim Serong]] ([https://twitter.com/tserong @tserong])
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* 09:30 NZ135 (AKL to BNE)
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** [https://twitter.com/bradleymarshall Brad Marshall]
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* 10:00 NZ721 (AKL to MEL)
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** Thomas Sprinkmeier
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* 10:40 NZ4 (AKL to LAX)
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** [http://alasdairallan.com Alasdair Allan]
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* 10:50 QF112 (AKL to PER)
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** [[User:Andrew Buckeridge|Andrew Buckeridge]]
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* 11:00 QF182 (AKL to SYD)
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** Mike Carden
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* 12:00 NZ429 (AKL to WLG)
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** [[User:James Forman|James Forman]]
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* 13:00 VA7419 (AKL to SYD)
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** [mailto:ubermonk@gmail.com Andrew Kirkpatrick]
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** Mark Jessop (@darksidelemm - then onto ADL on VA436)
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* 13:00 NZ119 (AKL to SYD) (Possibly same plane as previous)
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** [[User:Paul Warren|Paul Warren]]
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* 13:00 NZ439 (AKL to WLG)
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** Douglas Bagnall
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** [[User:Ewen McNeill|Ewen McNeill]]
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* 13:10 VA165 (AKL to OOL)
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** [[User:Katie Miller|Katie Miller]]
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* 14:00 QF0144 (AKL to SYD)
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** [mailto:lca@eyal.emu.id.au Eyal Lebedinsky]
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** [[User:Jonathan Woithe|Jonathan Woithe]] (then on QF743 to ADL)
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** [mailto:diego@biurrun.de Diego Biurrun]
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* 14:25 VA7445 (AKL to PER)
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** Byron Jones (glob)
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* 14:30 NZ4995 (AKL to HKG)
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** Jussi Pakkanen
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* 14:45 VA7439 (AKL to BNE)
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** Ryan Stuart (@rstuart85) - have a free entry pass to the Virgin Lounge for anyone else on this flight. Contact me for details.
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* 15:25 VA7425 (AKL to MEL)
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** [https://twitter.com/smarthall Daniel Hall]
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* 17:00 QF154 (AKL to MEL)
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** [mailto:jon@oxer.com.au Jonathan Oxer]
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* 18:10 QF8771/EK435 (AKL to BNE)
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** [http://www.humbug.org.au/RussellStuart Russell Stuart]
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** [[User:Mark Ellem|Mark Ellem]]
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** Jared Ring
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** Lee Symes
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* 18:30 EK413 (AKL to SYD)
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** [[User:Jeremy Visser|Jeremy Visser]]
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* 18:50 EK407 (AKL to MEL)
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** Kathy Reid (@kathyreid) and Sue Reid
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** [https://twitter.com/fukawi2 Phillip Smith]
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* 20:30 JQ214 (AKL to MEL)
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** David Bell (@dtbell91)
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** Matthew Cengia (@mattcen)
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** Mike Abrahall (@mijofa1)
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** Josh Mesilane (@zindello)
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==== Sunday 18 Jan ====
 
* 08:15 QF142 (AKL to SYD)
 
** Steve Walsh
 
* 14:25 VA7445 (AKL to PER)
 
** James 'Ender' Brown
 
* 16:00 VA7434 (WLG to BNE)
 
** Clinton Roy
 
* 18:10 QF8771/EK435 (AKL to BNE)
 
** James Iseppi
 
* 18:30 QF8763 (AKL to SYD)
 
** [mailto:danbryan@gmail.com Daniel Bryan]
 
* 18:40 VA0729/NZ0729 (AKL to MEL)
 
** Bianca Gibson
 
  
==== Monday 19 Jan ====
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== Kiwi Train Songs ==
* 14:25 NZ175 (AKL to PER)
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** [mailto:me@kye.id.au Kye Russell]
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** Delan Azabani
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** Brock York
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** Josh Batchelor
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** Luke Mercuri
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** Clayton Johnson
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** Matthew Pen
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* 16:20 QF146 (AKL to SYD)
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** [mailto:kibelan@gmail.com Ben Kelly]
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==== Tuesday 20 Jan ====
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* [http://www.folksong.org.nz/taumarunui/index.html Taumaranui on the Main Trunk Line] (lyrics + youtube vid). [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/railway-songs NZ History net page on the song]
* 08:15 QF142 (AKL to SYD)
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* [http://folksong.org.nz/trainsongs.html List of NZ Train songs]. Some are on  youtube but not linked. eg [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWNzMm0vB_c Okaihau express]
** Hugh Blemings
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** Rachael Blemings
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==== Sunday 25 Jan ====
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* 08:20 VA7453 (AKL to ADL)
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** [https://twitter.com/gm_stack Geordie Millar]
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* 09:30 VA7435 (AKL to BNE)
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** Michael Wheeler
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Revision as of 17:29, 4 January 2015

KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.

A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.

Seat61 has a great summary of the journey.

Tickets

Are available from Kiwi Rail Scenic

If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing.

  • Hola seems to work just fine for purpose, though it's not free software.
  • Tor will also work, provided you restrict to NZ-based exit nodes.

Kiwi Rail accept all the major credit cards including Amex.

Attending

To Auckland

To Wellington

Saturday 17 January

Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.

  • Christopher Neugebauer
  • Jack Scott
  • Cory Thompson
  • Jethro Carr
  • Clinton Roy
  • Joshua Berkus
  • Geordie Millar
  • Michael Wheeler


Kiwi Train Songs