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Frequently Asked Questions about the conference
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== Persenters vs Presenters ==
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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)
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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)
  
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= Stuff for wiki =
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Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
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HOpefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
  
=General Questions about the conference=
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http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
==Is there a Code of Conduct?==
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Yes. The short version is "Be Awesome". Refer [https://linux.conf.au/cor/code_of_conduct Code of Conduct on the Conference Website]. All attendees are expected to adhere to the code of conduct, with the goal being that all attendees will enjoy themselves.
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==Can I get a one day ticket?==
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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/
No. Tickets are only sold for the entire five days of conference. We strongly encourage people to attend all days to not miss out of talks, social events and the "hallway track".
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==What are Miniconfs?==
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Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
The first 2 days of the conference (Monday and Tuesday) are devoted to Miniconfs. They are each devoted to a specific topic and run by organisers (rather than the main conference) for a whole day in one of the lecture theaters. Except for those that require special equipment you can attended and of them as part of your registration and switch between them during the days. Schedules and more details of each Miniconf is published on the website.
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If someone is creating them
  
==I'm not a programmer, should I attend?==
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== Supermarkets ==
Yes. The majority of the attendees are not fulltime programmers. Each session at the conference has 5-6 talks and these are arranged so that there should be something for everyone in each session. If you are unsure what to attend the talks that are predicted to be the most popular will be sceduled towards the left of the programme in the largest rooms.
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== Can I get assistance with my VISA application ==
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Countdown quay st is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight (can't remember what time they stop+resume selling alcohol - 11pm or midnight)
As a volunteer run conference linux.conf.au in unable to offer a letter of invitation to our speakers. Under NZ immigration rules as speakers are not being paid to attend a professional conference you should be able to attend under a visitors visa.
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* Countdown metro on Victoria St (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
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* New World on Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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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.
  
=The Venue=
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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt)
==What parking options are there at the Venue?==
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and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue.
The building we are using at the University of Auckland (OGGB) has a 5 level 1000 park carpark in the basement. General [https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/campus-parking-options.html parking rates] apply.  
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=Stuff at the conference=
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Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
== What do the Symbols on my Badge mean? ==
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TODO: We should copy this page - http://www.lca2010.org.nz/wiki/BadgeDefinitions
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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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=== 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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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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Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
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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)
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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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== 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
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Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays
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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 gluten free sausage stall there too.
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Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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Farmers market web page http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/
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Further afield (for travellers) the Matakana market oN Sat morning is worth
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visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.
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Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday
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https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket
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https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
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== Pharmacies: ==
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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.
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Quay St Pharmacy
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Countdown Building
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76 Quay Street
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Auckland Central
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Phone +64(9) 280 6197
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Fax +64(9) 374 4577
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Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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Store Hours
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Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
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Campus pharmacy
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https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland
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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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Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons
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City Campus
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Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
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from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
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== Doctors ==
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees
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They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)
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http://www.citymed.co.nz/  I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)
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http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)
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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.

Revision as of 07:14, 3 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

Supermarkets

Countdown quay st is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight (can't remember what time they stop+resume selling alcohol - 11pm or midnight)

  • Countdown metro on Victoria St (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
  • New World on Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)

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.

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. Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/ 2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

Shortland St, Auckland CBD https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/

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

Bakeries in town

Pandoro (queen st)

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

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/

Britomart Farmers market on Saturday Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays

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 gluten free sausage stall there too.

Friday night market at Wynyard quarter

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 https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket 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.