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== Description ==
== By air ==
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<section begin=info />* '''Where:''' Level Zero, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, ‪Auckland‬.  
: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
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* '''Hours:''' Opens at 8am Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th January 2015<section end=info />
* [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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* http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.
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==== Airbus ====  
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== Volunteers ==
* 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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* Route #1 ("E") ''from'' the Airport via Mt Eden Road runs down Symonds St; stop #7147 (25 Symonds St, near Wellesly St East corner) is within walking distance of both Uni Hall and Carlaw Park (about 1km), and mostly downhill.
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* Route #1 appears to [http://www.airbus.co.nz/timetable run every 30 minutes during weekend daytime] (alternating with Route #5 via Dominion Road, which runs down Queen St)
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* Note that Symonds St runs along the ridgeline, so almost everything is downhill from Symonds St.  Queen Street runs down the valley, so many things are uphill from Queen St (including Queen St itself as you go away from the water!)
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* There does not seem to be a AirBus route ''to'' the airport that runs along Symonds St, only along Queen St (see [http://www.airbus.co.nz/find-a-stop AirBus Stop Map]), so at least from Carlaw Park getting a Shuttle ''to'' the airport may be much less effort.
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==== Local bus lines ====  
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== Services ==
* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/airport-services/#airporter 380 Airporter] (Connects to local trains. Slow but nice for train enthusiasts... Or if you happen have your accommodoation somewhere along the train line.) 
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* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/airport-services/#route-375 Route 375]
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==== Shuttles ====
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* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* Shuttles are door to door.
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* You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
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* Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
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* Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
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* Group fee is usually based on pick up from same_address1 and drop off at the same_address2.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in the shuttle to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle all going to the same accommodation as you.
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* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
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** They are at the airport and so there's no need to book for trips that start from the Airport to Auckland City.
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** Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the [https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx supershuttle's website] : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107  11ppl $113
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
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* Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up.  Note - never used them.
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* Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
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** From Airport to CBD:  4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ;  6 - 11ppl  $85
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** From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75
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* Express shuttle http://www.expressshuttle.co.nz/
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** Auckland CBD - Airport one way: 3-4 $60; 5-6 $70; 7- 11ppl $85
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* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
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** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
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** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
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** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
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** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
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** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
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* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
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** Her booking page has choices for up to 6 or more. So it is probably a bigger vehicle than the car on the web page.
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==== Taxi ====
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* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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* Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation.  The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
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* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.  (Also note that there is a [http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/AirportInformation/Travel-between-terminals.aspx free airport transfer bus] around the Domestic/International terminals which runs 3-4 times an hour, so fine if you're willing to wait.  Or it's a flat 15-ish minute walk which is okay if it's not raining.)
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== By bus ==
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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]
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== By train ==
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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]
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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]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
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Latest revision as of 09:26, 12 January 2015

Description

  • Where: Level Zero, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, ‪Auckland‬.
  • Hours: Opens at 8am Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th January 2015

Volunteers

Volunteers

Services

Payments
In order to attend the conference you need to have registered, purchased your ticket as well as any other addons such as accomodation/shirts/etc, and paid.
Badges
Your badge is issued to you at the Registration Desk, and contains the information that you entered about yourself when you registered to attend LCA2015, along with other important info and a random generated string value. It also has icons indicating which social events you are registered for.
Swag
The swag for LCA2015 is functional, environmentally friendly, and ethically/socially responsible. There are a range of items that you'll receive from the Registration Desk, all packed into a swag bag with a social conscience.
Lost Property
Lost Property