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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
== Description ==
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== By air ==
Welcome to the LCA2015 Delegate Wiki hackathon page. We'll be meeting at the [http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/Events/Events/pages/makerspacecentralcity.aspx Makerspace at Central City Library] on Saturday 3-Jan-2015 from 1pm-4pm, to hack on the LCA2015 Delegate Wiki. This will be a single, short burst of unified effort to work on the structure and content of the LCA2015 Delegate Wiki before the conference starts.
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: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
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* [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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* 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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* 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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=== Immigration requirements ===
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* [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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=== Airport to venue transfers ===
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Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.
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12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~[[Location|Owen G Glen Building (OGGB)]]~This will be the main venue for the conference.;
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Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022~Auckland Airport
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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==== Airbus ====
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* Cost $16 one way
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* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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==== Shuttles ====
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* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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==== Taxi ====
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* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
  
== Attending ==
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== By bus ==
The hackathon is open to any lca delegate, speaker, volunteer, or organiser to participate in, whether you can be there in person or not. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]] will be at the Makerspace between 1pm and 4pm, and would love to see as many Auckland-based helpers there as possible. We'll also register a temporary IRC channel on FreeNode during the event, called ##linux.conf.au-wiki, along with a Twitter hashtag of #lca2015wiki, which can be used for participants from outside of Auckland to communicate with those physically present at the Makerspace. There will be a computer set up at the Makerspace specifically to watch these channels, which any attendee at the Makerspace can use. {{newleft}}
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* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
  
== Shared Folder ==
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== By train ==
There is a shared folder on [https://mega.co.nz/#F!ntBy0JbA!PUNRscEt4J9xfbkzlNCzVQ MEGA.co.nz] which has been set up specifically for the hackathon. Certain people have been given full write access to the folder by default. If you think you might need to send a file to the shared folder during the hackathon, please contact [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]] on his [[User_talk:Augur_.|talk page]].
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* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
  
Please only upload files that are relevant to the hackathon. This shared folder should only be used for small text files and images that cannot be uploaded directly to the wiki by participants. It will also contain a shared copy of the maps and floorplans, as they are being worked on.
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== By car ==
 
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* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
== Goals ==
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
Please add to the list below, anything you think we should specifically be working on for the LCA2015 Delegate Wiki during the hackathon. We'll try to cover as much as possible during the event, but may not get around to everything on the list.
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* Floorplans for the OGGB building, showing locations of each room, the registration desk, amenities, etc
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* Maps of the surrounding area, showing the locations of the [[NICAI_info|NICAI]] and the [[Campus accommodation]] particularly
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** We now have the [[mw:Extension:Maps|Maps]] extension installed. Have a look at the example on the [[Location]] page.
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* [[Content]] - if there's time
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== Other Things To Do ==
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If you're stuck for ideas of what to do during the hackathon, please have a look at some of these.
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Revision as of 22:21, 4 January 2015

< Main Page < About < Auckland

By air

See also: Arrivals Departures
  • Auckland is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Immigration requirements

  • Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • Check the Immigration New Zealand website for details
  • 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.

Airport to venue transfers

Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available. Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.

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Airbus

Shuttles

Taxi

By bus

By train

By car