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== UK/Australia/New Zealand Reciprocal Health Care Agreement ==
  
== Computer and Electronics shops ==
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If you are an Australian or UK resident, certain forms of medical treatment are covered under a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement. For more information, please see the following page; http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services/reciprocal-health-agreements
Places in Auckland where you can buy gear that is very close to the venue (can walk there or take a bus/taxi)
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* [http://pbtech.co.nz/ PB Tech] computer store.
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'''Note:''' As not all medical treatment is covered under this agreement, it is still essential that all foreign visitors to New Zealand have adequate travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay.
** [http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?p=stores List of Stores] - click on Auckland Uni or Auckland City.
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** Store at U of Auckland campus, Level 2, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland CBD. Open Mon - Sat. [https://plus.google.com/+KateEdgerInformationCommonsAuckland/about Google+ for bldg]
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** 1st Fl, 105 Queen St, Auckland CBD  [https://plus.google.com/118086445876403306531/about Google+]. Open 7 Days.
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* [http://www.surplustronics.co.nz/ Surplustronics]. 520 Queen St, Auckland CBD. [https://plus.google.com/102459743318004716740/about Google+]. Catalogue online. [http://www.surplustronics.co.nz/stores Queen St store open Monday - Saturday]
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* [http://jaycar.co.nz/ Jaycar]. 231 Khyber Pass, Newmarket. [https://plus.google.com/117991664622103688699/about Google+]. [http://jaycar.co.nz/stores.asp open 7 days]. Catalogue online. - Jaycar has soldering irons, electronic parts, etc, which are getting harder to find these days.
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* [http://pricespy.co.nz/ PriceSpy] is a NZ price comparison site that started started many years ago with comparisons of computer components + accessories.
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== Pharmacies ==
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== ACC ==
While you'll be able to get some OTC medication like paracetamol, ibuprofen, lozenges at the supermarket, there are still some items that are only available at pharmacies, including any doctor's prescriptions that need to be filled.
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* Campus pharmacy (at University of Auckland)
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In New Zealand, Accidents are covered by ACC, this includes visitors. Information on such coverage is available here: http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/am-i-covered/ECI0002#P83_5873
** Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm or 6pm
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** Address: Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland. [https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about Google+]
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** Phone Phone: +64 9 377 1991 or +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
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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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* Quay St Pharmacy
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== Healthcare ==
** Hours: 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week.
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** Address:  Countdown Building, 76 Quay St, Auckland Central. [https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+ page for that address]
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** Phone +64 9 280 6197. Fax +64 9 374 4577. Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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NZs healthcare system is available for non residents, but you will probably have to pay. It is strongly advised that visitors obtain appropriate travel insurance, especially if you have ongoing medical issues.
  
== Post office ==
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== Emergencies ==
* Campus pharmacy at University of Auckland is an agent for NZ post. See Pharmacies section.
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== Supermarkets ==
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In the event of a medical emergency, contact the ambulance service on 111.  
There's 2 chains in the Auckland Central, Countdown and New World with 4 supermarkets between them. With all I'll try to add the google+ page so you have a link to the map to help you find them. There's also a few asian supermarkets in the CBD.
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=== Countdown ===
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== Non emergency medical issues ==
* Countdown has 2 supermarkets: Countdown Auckland City and Countdown Auckland Metro
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** If you hate shopping, you can order online and have the groceries delivered OR pick up from the supermarket.
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** Countdown Auckland City, on Quay St has both options (delivery or collect)
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** Page with info on click + collect http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/Page/ClickAndCollect?ref=homepage
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** Page on delivery http://shop.countdown.co.nz/Shop/Page/Delivery?ref=homepage
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For minor non emergency issues, the LCA staff may be able to help, or point you in the right direction.
* Countdown Auckland City (Quay St)
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** Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours
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** Address: 76 Quay Street, Auckland City. Phone: (09) 275 2567 Fax: (09) 377 7833
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** [https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+ page]
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** Alcohol can only be sold between 7am and 11pm. Not allowed between 11pm and 7am.
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** Full sized supermarket with a wide range of products including those for people with special dietary requirements (glutenfree, eggfree, dairy free, vegetarian etc).
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* Countdown Auckland Metro (Victoria St W)
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** Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
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** Address: 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD. Ph (09) 255 2428 Fax (09) 255 9800
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** [https://plus.google.com/107954093614494144047/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+ page]
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** It is on Victoria St between Queen + Albert Streets, almost opposite Elliot St.
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** Smaller supermarket than the Quay St branch.
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** Gets very busy aroudn 5pm-7pm sometimes. Queues for checkouts can be 10+ minutes
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=== New World ===
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2 supermarkets: New World on Queen St and New world at Victoria Park. New World at Victoria Park is furthest away BUT there is a free shoppers bus so you don't have to walk back with your groceries.
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New World website http://www.newworld.co.nz/
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* New World Metro (Queen St)
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** Address: 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St), Auckland. Tel: (09) 300 5390. Fax: (09) 300 5391
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** http://www.newworld.co.nz/upper-north-island/auckland/metro-queen-street/
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** Hours: Mon - Fri 7am to 10pm; Sat - Sun 8am - 10pm
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** [https://plus.google.com/114810846568722205399/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+]
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** I think this is slightly smaller than New World at Victoria Park.
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* New World Victoria Park
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** Address: 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay, New Zealand. Tel:(09) 307 8400
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** Open Hours Mon - Sun 7am - 12:00am
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** http://www.newworld.co.nz/upper-north-island/auckland/victoria-park/
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** [https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+]
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** Free Bus
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*** Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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*** Leaves at every hour on the hour from the supermarket. It was from the carpark when I last used it. Ask the staff
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*** Ring to check if this still going
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*** Map of route https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=zTG8G0yuQ_7o.kfwPqE-05bM4
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*** Link Bus: This is on the link bus route. http://at.govt.nz to look up info on bus.
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== Asian Supermarkets ==
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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (Karangahape Road for non-locals)(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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Mercury plaza supermarket
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Asian supermarkets on Hobson St.
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Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
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Revision as of 13:41, 8 January 2015

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UK/Australia/New Zealand Reciprocal Health Care Agreement

If you are an Australian or UK resident, certain forms of medical treatment are covered under a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement. For more information, please see the following page; http://www.health.govt.nz/new-zealand-health-system/eligibility-publicly-funded-health-services/reciprocal-health-agreements

Note: As not all medical treatment is covered under this agreement, it is still essential that all foreign visitors to New Zealand have adequate travel insurance to cover the duration of their stay.

ACC

In New Zealand, Accidents are covered by ACC, this includes visitors. Information on such coverage is available here: http://www.acc.co.nz/making-a-claim/am-i-covered/ECI0002#P83_5873

Healthcare

NZs healthcare system is available for non residents, but you will probably have to pay. It is strongly advised that visitors obtain appropriate travel insurance, especially if you have ongoing medical issues.

Emergencies

In the event of a medical emergency, contact the ambulance service on 111.

Non emergency medical issues

For minor non emergency issues, the LCA staff may be able to help, or point you in the right direction.