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* Drinking age is 18.  
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Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --[[User:Uwe Geuder|Uwe Geuder]] ([[User talk:Uwe Geuder|talk]]) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)
  
* Buying alcohol
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You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --[[User:Michael Schmitz|Michael Schmitz]] ([[User talk:Michael Schmitz|talk]]) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)
** 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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Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...
* Auckland City alcohol ban.
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** Year wide alcohol ban means you can't drink in public in those areas 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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Sounds very interesting. However, I have a retrun flight from Auckland. Making the whole return trip on Saturday - Sunday seems a bit too much of travelling and it's not particularly cheap either. So I looked a bit at the map and the schedule. Looks like just going to National Park / Ohakune on Staturday and return from there on Sunday might be a more suitable distance and price. Does anybody have opinions whether that's worth doing or would it mean to miss 80% of the sights? --Uwe Geuder (talk) 08:57, 13 December 2014 (AEDT)

You won't miss anything like 80% of the sights - for example, the Raurimu spiral is passed by the Northern Explorer just before reaching National Park if I read the maps right. Changing the return flight to Wellington might be another option if the fees are not too excessive. If you can stomach the takeoff from Wellington, that is (not as bad as arrival into the airport, but can be quite spectacular). --Michael Schmitz (talk) 06:43, 16 December 2014 (AEDT)

Wasn't there and Alfred Hitchcock movie called 'Strangers on a Train'? I hope there's no murder plots involving getting a fellow passenger to kill somebody...