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= So much stuff isn't working here yet =
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== Persenters vs Presenters ==
I'm starting to think that much of the normal stuff I regularly do in other wikis is reliant on [[Special:Version|installed extensions]]. So much of what I've been trying here already, such as adding my [[User_talk:Augur_./box#Something_is_not_set_up_right_here|box template]], or altering the <nowiki>{{DISPLAYTITLE}}</nowiki> for my home page, doesn't seem to be working. I've already put in a request (via [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]]) for a list of common MediaWiki extensions to be installed here, to support some of the features I use regularly. Will have to wait and see if/when some of them get installed, whether the tricks I've been trying to use will suddenly start working. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 18:06, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)
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Hi Lin, just wondering why you're maintaining a link to the misspelled [[Persenters Resource Page]] on your profile page, which has a hard redirect to the properly spelled [[Presenters Resource Page]]? You asked me some time ago to move the misspelled one and fix the problem. As I replied to you back then, I cannot move pages, as I do not have <span class="plainlinks">[https://linux.conf.au/wiki/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers&group=sysop Administrator privileges]</span>. You, however, do have the magical wiki wand, and can wave it yourself to fix this problem. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 08:59, 29 December 2014 (AEDT)
:It is not just the extensions, but some of the back-end configuration is also not set up the way I'd normally expect a wiki to be set up. For instance, the [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages $wgNamespacesWithSubpages] option has not been enabled for the Template: namespace, meaning that the normal way of documenting templates using the <nowiki>{{/doc}}</nowiki> command is unavailable. [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Interwiki InterWiki] doesn't seem to have been enabled either. Also, my [[Special:Preferences|Preferences]] don't seem to have saved between sessions, so I've lost my custom signature between logins, along with my regional settings, etc. I'd really appreciate having access to the back-end of the wiki, to set some of this stuff up properly, if that's okay?  [[User:Augur .|Augur .]] ([[User talk:Augur .|talk]]) 19:19, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)
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: [[User:Glen Ogilvie|Glen Ogilvie]] has just given me admin rights on the wiki, and the first thing I did was delete that unsightly misspelled page. Sorted! [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 17:25, 2 January 2015 (AEDT)
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:: I've left the hard redirect page for [[Partners Programme]] to [[Partners' Programme]] alone, as it makes sense for delegates looking for it without the apostrophe. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 17:30, 2 January 2015 (AEDT)
  
:: just sent you an email. Suggest you check out previous LCA wikis to see how it is being used by the conference attendees. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 19:45, 8 December 2014 (AEDT)
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= Stuff for wiki =
:::Thanks Lin, got that. Looks like the file uploads are working now. I'd still like to get some of those MW extensions installed from the list I gave you earlier. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 13:33, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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::::I'm stalled again. Much of what I want to accomplish at the moment relies heavily on [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ParserFunctions ParserFunctions], such as the ever-handy '''<nowiki>{{#if:}}</nowiki>''' conditional statement. Any chance that could be the first MW extension from my wishlist to be installed, please? [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 14:43, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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::::: I didn't ask for the parser function to be installed because I wanted to see what else you want installed (see below) and check them out. Also didn't think my upload problem would be resolved so quickly.[[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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== Media Wiki extensions ==
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Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
Can you list the extensions you want installed or is the [https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ParserFunctions ParserFunctions] the only extension?
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Hopefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
It just saves time if we have a list. Before they are installed, someone needs to ensure the stuff on the list will not result in unintended consequences if used is allowed. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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:I thought you might ask. I've just created such a list [[User:Augur_./MW Extension Shoppinglist|here]]. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 16:39, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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== Things to look for ==
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http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
One thing to watch out for is people creating a duplicate page due to wrong spelling/case. eg front page has Partners Programme and Partners programme both listed.  
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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/
  
Or the Attractions page is just a list of links. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 16:32, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
:Yeah, got that. To help me fix such issues, it would be really handy if I had some superuser tools, such as the ability to move pages. Thanks. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 16:42, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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If someone is creating them
  
== Explaining the lca2015 and other lca wikis ==
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== Customs + Biosecurity ==
  
Looking at your mediawiki extension shopping/wish list, I think some stuff should have been explained sooner and I was going to do this way back when I was looking for someone to help with the wiki.
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* Read carefully. Includes having to clean your shoes, sporting, camping, hunting, fishing, diving and recreational gear.  
  
* User accounts
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Items to declare
** Users can't create an account to edit in the linux.conf.au wiki.  
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* Quarantine procedures http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
** The only users who can edit the wiki are users who have signed up on the lca2015 website and that account is used for signing up in this wiki. That is why you couldn't create an account in this wiki when you first tried a few weeks ago, shortly after my email asking for help on wiki.
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* Items to declare: http://mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare/
** All users who edit the wiki have agreed to the lca2015 code of conduct and the terms & conditions.
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* Prohibited imports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
** This means your extensions for vandals, and the next list below it isn't needed.
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* Prohibited exports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/exports/Pages/default.aspx
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* NZ Customs Service's FAQ http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
  
* Use of wiki
 
** The wiki will start to be used more and more the closer we get to the conference. I haven't kept track of how the previous wikis have grown or looked at how often they are used.
 
** After the conference there may be an edit or two to add links to stuff. For example if someone offered to find out about x, they may put the link to the info there etc.
 
** Presenters may also edit it to add links to where the slides are for talks or where the talk videos are.
 
** Attendees sometimes add links to their photos.
 
** The amount of edits and even views on the wiki drops off after conference week.
 
  
* If you need to link to lca2015 website, please always use the url with lca2015.linux.org.au. This means when the wiki is archived, along with website, links to the lca2015 website should still work.
 
  
Sorry will have to go now. will add more later
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* Prescription Medication
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If you have prescription medication you need to bring with you, you ned to declare it in your passenger arrival card and do the following:
  
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http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
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Source: http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
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Personal imports (accompanying a traveller)
  
[[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 19:06, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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If you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you:
  
:Wow, a wiki without the threat of vandals! That will certainly make my life simpler. Thanks for explaining that Lin. Much of my former experience with wiki work has been in defeating spam, carefully patrolling user edits, and defeating spam, with a little bit of templating and categorizing thrown in for good measure, and defeating more spam. I'm looking forward to this spam-free environment. [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]][[User_talk:Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2710;</font>]][[Special:Contributions/Augur_.|<font size="4" color="#723a32">&#x2315;</font>]] 19:20, 9 December 2014 (AEDT)
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  * Declare the medicine on your Passenger Arrival Card.
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  * Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
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  * Have the medicine in its original pharmacy container, with your name on the label, and strength and dosage details clearly stated.
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  * Have no more than three months supply (oral contraceptives, where a six month supply is permitted, are the exception).  
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<end quote>
  
* Media like Video on lca wikis
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Info for Australians [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/travelling-overseas-with-pbs-medicine?utm_id=9 travelling Overseas with PBS medicine]
** No videos or sound files are uploaded to the wiki
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** There will be links to videos + sound files so people know where they are. These are videos of talks or other videos.
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** Videos are uploaded somewhere like youtube (or vimeo).
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** The links to those videos are wiki'd so people know where they are. Also aren't always able to put the links on the conference website because the people who are able to update the lca conference site are usually too busy during the conference.
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** Also won't be unusal if there's a server on campus with the video files so people who wish to down the vids before they head home may do so.
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** There is also a final repository for all the vids.
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** I don't think it is wise to have people run videos off the wiki. using youtube for videos means they use another network's infrastructure to cope with space + network.
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* Uses of wiki at linux.conf.au
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== Consulates + High commission + related stuff ==
** Wiki to help organise events, both official + unofficial.
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*** If a miniconf or tutorial needs a webpage, they are advised to use the wiki. If they don't wish to use the wiki, there'll be a link from the wiki to the actual miniconf/tutorial webpage. See the current miniconfs page as example. The Open Radio and Astronomy miniconfs are using the wiki for their page. The Sysadmin miniconf and open hardware miniconf have their own page.
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*** BOFs - Birds of a feather sessions are organised via wiki. This could be BOFs that happen at the scheduled time + place for BOFs or at other times. There's also activity like Yoga, martial arts, running that have BOFs.
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*** organising social events with other lca attendees. eg lca2014 had an outing to an Indian Ocean swim. There was a whiskey BOF that may or may not have been wiki'd at lca2011 (can't remember). Looks like there's a plan Auckland - Wellington rail trip.
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*** unPDNS - This is for people who are not going to the Penguin dinner. There's other evenings too and people organise something for that.
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*** As you see, the Partner's programme has a page in the wiki.
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** Wiki as repository of information useful to conference attendees
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* Australian High Commission
*** This is already happening but may need some help with. I am not sure if anyone is coordinating the stuff. Thing like what mobile networks we have, what sort of plugs + votage for electricity, where to go for emergency info.
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** Webpage http://www.newzealand.embassy.gov.au/wltn/home.html
*** where to eat, drink, play while they are at the conference. Much of this is by conference attendees.  
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** Contact details for for Aust Consulate General in Auckland http://www.australia.org.nz/wltn/media.html
*** what logos of badge mean
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** Travel Advice for NZ http://smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/New_Zealand
*** Swag - usually one of the attendees lists out the swag they receive + others add to it. some even take a pic + link to pic. This is mostly done by attendees.
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* US Embassy in NZ
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** Web page http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/
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** Consulate Auckland http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/american_citizen.html
  
** Wiki as source of link to info useful to conference attendees.
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* Where to find representatives of other countries
*** links to video, slides, github repos for talks or even for stuff someone is talking about at a BOF or think someon at the conference may find useful.
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** http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Embassies/2-Foreign-representatives-to-NZ/Diplomatic-and-Consular-List.php
*** Attendees sometimes add a link to where their lca photo album is.  
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** Note some may just list the embassy or office in Wellington but if you check out that web address, they may or may not list an Auckland rept.
  
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== Smoke Free Auckland ==
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/councilpolicies/pages/smokefreepolicy.aspx
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Check the FAQ (pdf document) linked to on the page above.
  
[[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 22:28, 10 December 2014 (AEDT)
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Smoke free areas include:
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* all regional parks
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* many local parks and playgrounds
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* Mt Smart Stadium
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* Eden Park Stadium and
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* Auckland Zoo.
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Effective from July 2013 and includes outdoor facilities such as:
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* stadiums
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* swimming pools
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* playgrounds
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* skate parks
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* sports fields and parks and reserves
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* public outdoor areas associated with the council, including service centres, local board offices, libraries, community facilities and halls, museums, leisure, recreation and arts centres; and
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* train stations and platforms, bus stations and shelters and ferry terminals.
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== Alcohol related policies ==
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* Drinking age is 18.
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* Buying alcohol
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** If you wish to buy alcohol, bring your passport or NZ Driving licence with you. It has to be something official with a photo and your name + date of birth.
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** If you are with a group at the checkout and there's alcohol being purchased, they will ask everyone in the group for IDs.
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* Auckland City alcohol ban.
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** Year wide alcohol ban means you can drink in public unless it is in a licenced premises. Some bans are 24hrs a day and others are nighttime only.
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** There are also some temporary alcohol bans
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** [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/alcohol/drinkresponsibly/Pages/alcoholbans.aspx This page] lists alcohol ban: current, temporary etc. Auckland cbd or where conference venue is in the Waitemata local board.
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** [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/alcohol/Documents/liquorbanareaswaitemata.pdf pdf of map liquor ban areas in Waitemata]
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== Supermarkets ==
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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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* Countdown metro on Victoria St W (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
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Countdown Auckland Metro. 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD.
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Ph (09) 255 2428
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Fax (09) 255 9800
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Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
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https://plus.google.com/107954093614494144047/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* New World on 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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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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* 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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Countdown website http://www.countdown.co.nz/
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(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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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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7am - midnight
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https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt)
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and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue.
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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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=== vegan ===
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Vegans may like '''The Cruelty Free shop''' on K'Rd http://www.thecrueltyfreeshop.co.nz/
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List of where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland
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http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/
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List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer
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http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/
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http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand
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There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.
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* Vegan High Tea  or Degustation available at Heritage Auckland
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* Satya South Indian Cafe (K Rd + Gt Nth Rd + Mt Eden Rd) has lovely vegan indian dishes (As well as meat + vegetarian selections)
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* Auckland Vegan blogs about vegan food places she visits. She's a geek too.
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** Blog page https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/
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** Google map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=12&hl=en&mid=zOJMW_D_CHpM.kqfi7VArQ1iA
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** FB https://www.facebook.com/AKLvegan
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** Twitter https://twitter.com/aucklandvegan
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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/
 +
 
 +
Further afield (for travellers) the Matakana market on Sat morning is worth
 +
visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.
 +
 
 +
*  Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday
 +
FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Pharmacies: ==
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
Quay St Pharmacy
 +
 
 +
Countdown Building
 +
 
 +
76 Quay Street
 +
Auckland Central
 +
 
 +
Phone +64(9) 280 6197
 +
Fax +64(9) 374 4577
 +
Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
 +
 
 +
Store Hours
 +
Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
 +
 +
 
 +
Campus pharmacy
 +
https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en
 +
http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons
 +
City Campus
 +
 
 +
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
 +
from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Doctors ==
 +
 
 +
http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
 +
http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees
 +
They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)
 +
 
 +
http://www.citymed.co.nz/  I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)
 +
 
 +
http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)
 +
 
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
 
 +
== Free wifi ==
 +
* 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
 +
* Auckland City libraries have free wifi http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx
 +
* MacDonalds have free wifi.
 +
 
 +
== Tiritiri Matagi Wildlife sanctuary ==
 +
If you have a free day, lovely weather and you like wildlife sanctuaries, check out Tiritiri Matangi.  Pack sunscreen, hat, water and a bite to eat. Wear good walking shoes.
 +
* Web http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/             
 +
* DOC page http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/tiritiri-matangi-scientific-reserve-open-sanctuary/
 +
* Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiritiri_Matangi_Island
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Marine reserves near Auckland ==
 +
Leigh + Cathedral cove
 +
 
 +
== Recreation/games ==
 +
* Paintball
 +
* 10 pin bowling
 +
both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.
 +
 
 +
* Swimming - Tepid baths and Parnell Baths. IIRC Both have casual rates and gym too.
 +
Both are auckland city facilities but when I called to check, was told they allow anyone to use. not just auckland city residents.
 +
 
 +
** Tepid Baths. web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
 +
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)
 +
** 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/
 +
This one is an outdoor pool and you see auckland harbour.
 +
* Gym
 +
** Tepid + Parnell Baths have gym.
 +
** University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20
 +
http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
 +
 
 +
* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
 +
 
 +
 
 +
* jogging - check email I sent to chat list on jogging
 +
* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
 +
* Fergs kayak
 +
 
 +
== Free stuff ==
 +
=== Free outdoor movie on Fri night ===
 +
Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm
 +
Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.
 +
 
 +
* 9 Jan Crocodile Dundee http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/crocodile-dundee/
 +
* 16 Jan The Dark Horse http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/the-dark-horse/
 +
 
 +
=== Heritage walks ===
 +
 
 +
* Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast
 +
http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm
 +
If you look towards the bottom of the page above you'll find links to other walks in the domain
 +
Auckland Museum: Pukekawa - The Domain Volcano Walk
 +
Auckland Museum: Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk
 +
Auckland Museum: Domain Heritage Walk
 +
 
 +
https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 +
 
 +
* Grafton Heritage Walk  1.5hr self guided walk with podcast
 +
http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-GRAFTON.htm
 +
 
 +
* Grafton Bridge http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/itemdetail.cfm?itemid=135
 +
http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge
 +
http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/
 +
 
 +
* History + map of Symonds St Cemetary
 +
http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/virt-exhib/cemeteries/info.html
 +
 
 +
 
 +
== Free + for kids ==
 +
 
 +
* Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water
 +
Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in
 +
http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=8
 +
There's  aplayground next to it http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31
 +
 
 +
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
 +
http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=7
 +
 
 +
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.
 +
bridge btn viaduct + wynyard quarter
 +
http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/waterfront-auckland/pages/newspage/?ID=18
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynyard_Crossing
 +
 
 +
* Auckland Domain
 +
Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden
 +
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/premierparks/pages/aucklanddomain.aspx
 +
http://gardenclubofpei.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/gardens-of-world-auckland-domain-new.html
 +
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain
 +
 
 +
== What / Where is this ==
 +
K Rd = Karangahape Rd

Revision as of 14:57, 5 January 2015

Persenters vs Presenters

Hi Lin, just wondering why you're maintaining a link to the misspelled Persenters Resource Page on your profile page, which has a hard redirect to the properly spelled Presenters Resource Page? You asked me some time ago to move the misspelled one and fix the problem. As I replied to you back then, I cannot move pages, as I do not have Administrator privileges. You, however, do have the magical wiki wand, and can wave it yourself to fix this problem. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 08:59, 29 December 2014 (AEDT)

Glen Ogilvie has just given me admin rights on the wiki, and the first thing I did was delete that unsightly misspelled page. Sorted! ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 17:25, 2 January 2015 (AEDT)
I've left the hard redirect page for Partners Programme to Partners' Programme alone, as it makes sense for delegates looking for it without the apostrophe. ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ 17:30, 2 January 2015 (AEDT)

Stuff for wiki

Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page. Hopefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.

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 If someone is creating them

Customs + Biosecurity

  • Read carefully. Includes having to clean your shoes, sporting, camping, hunting, fishing, diving and recreational gear.

Items to declare


  • Prescription Medication

If you have prescription medication you need to bring with you, you ned to declare it in your passenger arrival card and do the following:

http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65 Source: http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8 <quote> Personal imports (accompanying a traveller)

If you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you:

  * Declare the medicine on your Passenger Arrival Card.
  * Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
  * Have the medicine in its original pharmacy container, with your name on the label, and strength and dosage details clearly stated.
  * Have no more than three months supply (oral contraceptives, where a six month supply is permitted, are the exception). 

<end quote>

Info for Australians travelling Overseas with PBS medicine

Consulates + High commission + related stuff

Smoke Free Auckland

http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/councilpolicies/pages/smokefreepolicy.aspx Check the FAQ (pdf document) linked to on the page above.

Smoke free areas include:

  • all regional parks
  • many local parks and playgrounds
  • Mt Smart Stadium
  • Eden Park Stadium and
  • Auckland Zoo.

Effective from July 2013 and includes outdoor facilities such as:

  • stadiums
  • swimming pools
  • playgrounds
  • skate parks
  • sports fields and parks and reserves
  • public outdoor areas associated with the council, including service centres, local board offices, libraries, community facilities and halls, museums, leisure, recreation and arts centres; and
  • train stations and platforms, bus stations and shelters and ferry terminals.

Alcohol related policies

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


  • Auckland City alcohol ban.
    • Year wide alcohol ban means you can drink in public unless it is in a licenced premises. Some bans are 24hrs a day and others are nighttime only.
    • There are also some temporary alcohol bans
    • This page lists alcohol ban: current, temporary etc. Auckland cbd or where conference venue is in the Waitemata local board.
    • pdf of map liquor ban areas in Waitemata


Supermarkets

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.

  • 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)

8am - 10am https://plus.google.com/114810846568722205399/about?hl=en&gl=nz

Both Countdown + new world is smaller than the countdown in Quay St + New World at Victoria Park.

  • 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.

Countdown website http://www.countdown.co.nz/ (There's an online store. some allow you to buy online + pickup or deliver)

Countdown Auckland City. 76 Quay Street, Auckland City. Phone: (09) 275 2567 Fax: (09) 377 7833 Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz

New World Victoria Park 7am - midnight https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz


Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt) and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue.

Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/

Speciality foods

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. Eg if the bread/pasta/biscuits isn't in the bread/pasta section, check for the supermarket's speciality section or ask staff.


vegan

Vegans may like The Cruelty Free shop on K'Rd http://www.thecrueltyfreeshop.co.nz/

List of where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/

List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/ http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/ http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand

There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.


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)

Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/

Cheese

Good selection at supermarket. Those that won awards usually have a label.

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/ http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/

  • La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.

Bakeries in town

Unit 1, 21 Halsey Street Freemans Bay 1010, New Zealand +64 9-309 5338 https://plus.google.com/105757249149019169544/about?hl=en&gl=nz

  • Supermarkets have bakery section


Best pies

Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way http://www.nzbakels.co.nz/pie_awards_2014.cfm

Cake shops

Whole cakes, don't need to order

18 High Street or 328 Queen St. opposite Carls Junior. http://www.gateauhouse.com/contact lists address, phone numbers + hours Lovely choc mousse cakes, chiffon cakes. whole cake, also by slices. Website has pics + range

http://www.thedenizen.co.nz/gastronomy/la-couronne/


Markets

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/

  • 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.

Very very good market. There's a glutenfree sausage stall there too.

When: every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm. Web http://www.lacigale.co.nz/french-market/ google+ https://plus.google.com/101268803893335286964/about?hl=en&gl=nz FB https://www.facebook.com/lacigalemarkets

  • Friday night market at Wynyard quarter

Further afield (for travellers) the Matakana market on Sat morning is worth visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.

  • Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday

FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket


Pharmacies:

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.

Quay St Pharmacy

Countdown Building

76 Quay Street Auckland Central

Phone +64(9) 280 6197 Fax +64(9) 374 4577 Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz

Store Hours Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm


Campus pharmacy https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland

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.

Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons City Campus

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935 from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html


Doctors

http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80 http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)

http://www.citymed.co.nz/ I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)

http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)


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.

Free wifi

Tiritiri Matagi Wildlife sanctuary

If you have a free day, lovely weather and you like wildlife sanctuaries, check out Tiritiri Matangi. Pack sunscreen, hat, water and a bite to eat. Wear good walking shoes.


Marine reserves near Auckland

Leigh + Cathedral cove

Recreation/games

  • Paintball
  • 10 pin bowling

both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.

  • Swimming - Tepid baths and Parnell Baths. IIRC Both have casual rates and gym too.

Both are auckland city facilities but when I called to check, was told they allow anyone to use. not just auckland city residents.

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)

This one is an outdoor pool and you see auckland harbour.

  • Gym
    • Tepid + Parnell Baths have gym.
    • University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20

http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html


Free stuff

Free outdoor movie on Fri night

Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.

Heritage walks

  • Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast

http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm If you look towards the bottom of the page above you'll find links to other walks in the domain Auckland Museum: Pukekawa - The Domain Volcano Walk Auckland Museum: Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk Auckland Museum: Domain Heritage Walk

https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz

  • Grafton Heritage Walk 1.5hr self guided walk with podcast

http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-GRAFTON.htm

http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/

  • History + map of Symonds St Cemetary

http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/virt-exhib/cemeteries/info.html


Free + for kids

  • Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water

Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=8 There's aplayground next to it http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31

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 http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=7

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. bridge btn viaduct + wynyard quarter http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/waterfront-auckland/pages/newspage/?ID=18 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynyard_Crossing

  • Auckland Domain

Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/premierparks/pages/aucklanddomain.aspx http://gardenclubofpei.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/gardens-of-world-auckland-domain-new.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain

What / Where is this

K Rd = Karangahape Rd