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== About this page ==
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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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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Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by [https://at.govt.nz Auckland Transport], which has a unified ticketing system called the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card AT HOP card].
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* A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
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* Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
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* Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
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* Load a concession for discounted fares
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* Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi free WiFi] at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).
  
= Stuff for wiki =
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== By bus ==
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=== Central city buses ===
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The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK buses] loop around the city anti-clockwise.  There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
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* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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* Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes.  This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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=== Buses going further ===
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There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. They have an online [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner journey planner] to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.
  
Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
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=== Airport Express bus ===
Hopefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
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If you are going to/from the Auckland Airport to the Auckland CBD, there is the Airport Express bus service for NZ$16 one way and operates every 10 mins during peak periods.
  
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/
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More info can be found at http://www.airbus.co.nz/
  
Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
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'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
If someone is creating them
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Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
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== By train ==
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Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/train-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.
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== By ferry ==
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There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ferry-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.
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== By taxi ==
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There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's [[wikipedia:Uber_(company)|Uber]], which also has a presence in Auckland.
  
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CCTV cameras have become compulsory in taxi cabs throughout NZ since 1 August 2011, so expect to be under surveillance at all times in your cab.
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|[http://www.corporatecabs.co.nz Corporate Cabs]||377 0773||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/corporate-cabs-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$6.00||$2.83<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$3.01<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 2:''' All other times</ref>||All||$35.00-$40.00
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|[http://www.vipcabs.co.nz VIP Cabs Limited]||377 5050||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$3.10<ref group="t">'''VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||Some||$19.00
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|[http://www.dialacab.co.nz Dial A Cab Limited]||355 3000||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/dial-a-cab-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.99<ref group="t">'''Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| || ||$20.00
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|[http://www.greencabs.co.nz Green Cabs Limited]||0508 447 336||<span style="display:none;">4.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/green-cabs-auckland (2 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.65<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$2.80<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$25.00
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|[http://www.aucklandtaxiservice.co.nz ATS Auckland Taxi Service]||845 4666||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$2.99||$3.10<ref group="t">'''ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||All||$35.00-$40.00
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=== Notes ===
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== Supermarkets ==
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=== Tariffs and Times ===
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Countdown Quay St is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight. Alcohol can only be sold between 7am and 11pm. Not allowed between 11pm and 7am.
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== By bicycle ==
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lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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== By alternate means ==
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booking, timetables, fares
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== By car ==
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car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety
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=== Parking at venue ===
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The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.
  
* Countdown metro on Victoria St W (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
 
Countdown Auckland Metro. 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD.
 
Ph (09) 255 2428
 
Fax (09) 255 9800
 
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
 
https://plus.google.com/107954093614494144047/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 
  
* New World on 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference.  The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by University of Auckland accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day. There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.
8am - 10am
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https://plus.google.com/114810846568722205399/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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Both Countdown + new world is smaller than the countdown in Quay St + New World at Victoria Park.
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If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university). Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)
  
* they all have stuff for gluten free, egg free, dairy free, vegetarian diets (eg gluten free breads etc). They also have butchery, bread, deli, etc. just the smaller ones have not as big range.
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== By Shuttle Bus ==
  
Countdown website http://www.countdown.co.nz/
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If you have a group of people and are looking for a cost-effective method to go to/from the Auckland Airport, a shuttle bus is a great option.
(There's an online store. some allow you to buy online + pickup or deliver)
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Countdown Auckland City. 76 Quay Street, Auckland City.
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The following companies appear to offer such services:
Phone: (09) 275 2567
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Fax: (09) 377 7833
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Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours
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https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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New World Victoria Park
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* Abacus Transport: http://www.shuttleairport.co.nz/
7am - midnight
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* Airport Bound Shuttles: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* Auckland Airport Shuttle: http://www.aucklandairportshuttle.co.nz/
 
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* Luxury Shuttles: http://www.luxuryairportshuttles.co.nz/
 
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* Quick Shuttle: http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/
Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt)
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* Shuttle Bus: http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue.
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* South Auckland Shuttles: http://www.sashuttles.com/
 
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* Supershuttle: https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/
Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
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== Speciality foods ==
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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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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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=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
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List of Gluten free products in NZ
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http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/
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http://www.coeliac.org.nz/eating_gluten_free
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GF Manufacturers http://coeliacconz.joidesign.com/manufacturer
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(there used to be a manufacturer's database but link I have for it isn't working atm)
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Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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== Cheese ==
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Good selection at supermarket.  Those that won awards usually have a label.
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* Cheese Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/
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* 2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm
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* Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop
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19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
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http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/
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* 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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* Swimming - Tepid baths and Parnell Baths. IIRC Both have casual rates and gym too.
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Both are auckland city facilities but when I called to check, was told they allow anyone to use. not just auckland city residents.
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** Tepid Baths. web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
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address 100 Customs St W. Prices https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/membership-and-prices/#TB  Casual price for gym is $20.70 pp. (not sure if it is per day or per session - ask)
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** Parnell Baths. google+ https://plus.google.com/115758260050007186962/about?hl=en&gl=nz Web http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/ Prices http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/contact/rates/
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This one is an outdoor pool and you see auckland harbour.
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* Gym
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** Tepid + Parnell Baths have gym.
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** University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20
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http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
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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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* jogging - check email I sent to chat list on jogging
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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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== Free + for kids ==
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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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Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by Auckland Transport, which has a unified ticketing system called the AT HOP card.

  • A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
  • Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
  • Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
  • Load a concession for discounted fares
  • Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy free WiFi at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).

By bus

Central city buses

The LINK buses loop around the city anti-clockwise. There are three routes all at a reasonable price:

  • City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.
  • Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes. This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
  • Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes. This goes up and down Queen St.

Buses going further

There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. They have an online journey planner to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.

Airport Express bus

If you are going to/from the Auckland Airport to the Auckland CBD, there is the Airport Express bus service for NZ$16 one way and operates every 10 mins during peak periods.

More info can be found at http://www.airbus.co.nz/

Tip: Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system. Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!

By train

Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.

By ferry

There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the Auckland Transport (AT) website for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.

By taxi

There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's Uber, which also has a presence in Auckland.

CCTV cameras have become compulsory in taxi cabs throughout NZ since 1 August 2011, so expect to be under surveillance at all times in your cab.

Name Phone Yelp[n 1] Flagfall Day Night[t 1] EFT[n 2] OGGB → MOTAT[n 3]
Auckland Co-op Taxis 300 3000 2.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (3 Reviews) $3.00 $2.60[t 2][t 3] $2.75[t 4] All $22.00
Corporate Cabs 377 0773 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $6.00 $2.83[t 5] $3.01[t 6] All $35.00-$40.00
VIP Cabs Limited 377 5050 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $3.10[t 7] Some $19.00
Dial A Cab Limited 355 3000 0Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $3.00 $2.99[t 8] $20.00
Green Cabs Limited 0508 447 336 4.5Farm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-half-star.png (2 Reviews) $3.00 $2.65[t 9] $2.80[t 10] All $25.00
ATS Auckland Taxi Service 845 4666 Farm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.pngFarm-Fresh-bullet-empty-star.png (0 Reviews) $2.99 $3.10[t 11] All $35.00-$40.00
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Notes

  1. Crowdsourced user reviews and recommendations at Yelp.co.nz
  2. Shows whether All, Some, or None of the company's taxis have EFT-POS available within the cabs.
  3. A rough estimate was requested by ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14th Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.

Tariffs and Times

  1. Please note that night tariffs are generally more expensive than day rates, due to the additional risk to drivers.
  2. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  3. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2: Special rate for cardholder / members only
  4. Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  5. Corporate Cabs Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  6. Corporate Cabs Tariff 2: All other times
  7. VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel
  8. Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel
  9. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1: 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri
  10. Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2: 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun
  11. ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff: No extra charge for after-hours travel

By bicycle

lanes, tracks, repairs, racks

By alternate means

booking, timetables, fares

By car

car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety

Parking at venue

The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General parking rates apply.


However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference. The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by University of Auckland accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day. There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.

If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university). Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)

By Shuttle Bus

If you have a group of people and are looking for a cost-effective method to go to/from the Auckland Airport, a shuttle bus is a great option.

The following companies appear to offer such services: