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Auckland's public transport system is mostly organised by [https://at.govt.nz Auckland Transport], which has a unified ticketing system called the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card AT HOP card].
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== AT HOP Card ==
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== Computer and Electronics shops ==
* A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
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Places in Auckland where you can buy gear that is very close to the venue (can walk there or take a bus/taxi)
* Save money on fares - at least 20% discount off adult single trip cash fares (excludes NiteRider and Airbus Express bus services and Waiheke ferry services).
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* Free City LINK buses - AT HOP cards travel free on red City LINK buses as long as you have a positive or zero balance, otherwise you need to pay the cash fare.
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* Load a concession for discounted fares
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* Eligible registered AT HOP users can enjoy [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi free WiFi] at train stations and selected bus stations and ferry terminals across Auckland (1 GB per day).
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=== Costs ===
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* [http://pbtech.co.nz/ PB Tech] computer store.
* New card: 10 NZD (5 NZD for the card, 5 NZD minimum top-up.
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** [http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?p=stores List of Stores] - click on Auckland Uni or Auckland City.
* Minimum top-up: 5 NZD
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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.
  
=== Using AT HOP ===
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== Pharmacies ==
* AT HOP requires you "tag on" when you board, then "tag off" when you leave.
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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.
* Failing to "tag off" incurs a penalty.
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* If you have a negative balance, you cannot "tag on"
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=== Adding credit ===
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* Campus pharmacy (at University of Auckland)
* [https://at.govt.nz/myat/ Online]
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** Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm or 6pm
* At train stations and the northern busway
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** Address: Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland. [https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about Google+]  
* At ferry ticket offices
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** Phone Phone: +64 9 377 1991 or +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop/at-hop-help/ AT Customer Service Centres]
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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.
* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop/get-a-card/find-a-retailer-or-buy-a-card-online/ AT HOP retailers]
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== By bus ==
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* Quay St Pharmacy
=== Central city buses ===
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** Hours: 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week.
The [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/link-bus-service/ LINK buses] loop around the city anti-clockwise.  There are three routes all at a reasonable price:
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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]
* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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** Phone +64 9 280 6197. Fax +64 9 374 4577. Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz  
* Inner LINK - Green, $2, every 10-15 minutes.  This goes around the CBD (Central Business Area) and out to New Market.
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* Outer LINK - Orange, $2 to $4, every 15 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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=== Buses going further ===
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There are many other buses that go out to the suburbs, see the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. They have an online [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner journey planner] to calculate which bus services you need to catch, from where, to get to your destination.
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'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
 
Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
 
  
== By train ==
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== Post office ==
Cash payments are no longer processed on board the train, so you will have to purchase your ticket before you get on a train. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/train-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest train station to the LCA venue is Britmart, which is 1.348kms away, or 20 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street.
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* Campus pharmacy at University of Auckland is an agent for NZ post. See Pharmacies section.
== By ferry ==
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There are several ferry operators available in Auckland, and you will need to locate the appropriate ticketing office for the service you wish to use. See the [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/ferry-services Auckland Transport (AT) website] for more details. The nearest ferry terminal to the LCA venue is 1.6km away, or 23 mins walk from the OGGB, located at the bottom of Queen Street, beyond Britomart, and out onto Quay Street.
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== By taxi ==
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There are many taxi companies available in Auckland, and you can hail a cab right off the street, walk to your nearest taxi rank, or call and book a cab by telephone. Some taxi companies allow you to book online, some have smartphone apps, and there are independent apps as well, that aren't tied to any particular taxi company. Then there's [[wikipedia:Uber_(company)|Uber]], which also has a presence in Auckland.
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CCTV cameras have become compulsory in taxi cabs throughout NZ since 1 August 2011, so expect to be under surveillance at all times in your cab.
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== Supermarkets ==
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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.
!Name!!Phone!!Yelp<ref group="n">Crowdsourced user reviews and recommendations at [https://yelp.co.nz Yelp.co.nz]</ref>!!Flagfall!!Day||Night<ref group="t">Please note that night tariffs are generally more expensive than day rates, due to the additional risk to drivers.</ref>!!EFT<ref group="n">Shows whether ''All'', ''Some'', or ''None'' of the company's taxis have EFT-POS available within the cabs.</ref>||OGGB → MOTAT<ref group="n">A rough estimate was requested by [[User:Augur_.|<font color="#703931">'''ᏜᏠᎶᏠᏑ'''</font>]] via telephone on 31-Dec, for the Penguin Dinner on Wednesday 14<sup>th</sup> Jan at 6pm, one-way, for 2 passengers.</ref>
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|[http://www.cooptaxi.co.nz Auckland Co-op Taxis]||300 3000||<span style="display:none;">2.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/auckland-cooperative-taxi-society-auckland (3 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.60<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref><ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 2:''' Special rate for cardholder / members only</ref>||$2.75<ref group="t">'''Auckland Co-op Taxis Tariff 3:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$22.00
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|[http://www.corporatecabs.co.nz Corporate Cabs]||377 0773||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/corporate-cabs-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$6.00||$2.83<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$3.01<ref group="t">'''Corporate Cabs Tariff 2:''' All other times</ref>||All||$35.00-$40.00
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|[http://www.vipcabs.co.nz VIP Cabs Limited]||377 5050||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$3.10<ref group="t">'''VIP Cabs Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||Some||$19.00
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|[http://www.dialacab.co.nz Dial A Cab Limited]||355 3000||<span style="display:none;">0</span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/dial-a-cab-auckland (0 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.99<ref group="t">'''Dial A Cab Limited Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| || ||$20.00
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|[http://www.greencabs.co.nz Green Cabs Limited]||0508 447 336||<span style="display:none;">4.5</span><span class="plainlinks">{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{fs}}{{hs}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/green-cabs-auckland (2 Reviews)]</span>||$3.00||$2.65<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 1:''' 5am - 7pm Mon-Fri</ref>||$2.80<ref group="t">'''Green Cabs Limited Tariff 2:''' 7pm - 5am Mon-Sun</ref>||All||$25.00
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|[http://www.aucklandtaxiservice.co.nz ATS Auckland Taxi Service]||845 4666||<span style="display:none;"></span><span class="plainlinks">{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}}{{es}} [http://www.yelp.co.nz (0 Reviews)]</span>||$2.99||$3.10<ref group="t">'''ATS Auckland Taxi Service Single Tariff:''' No extra charge for after-hours travel</ref>|| ||All||$35.00-$40.00
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=== Notes ===
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=== Tariffs and Times ===
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=== Countdown ===
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* 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
  
== By bicycle ==
 
lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
 
  
There are a number of bike tracks around and near the city, and the Grafton Gully Cycleway runs next door to the venue. Please take care cycling around the city, and obey the road rules *including* traffic lights. We have had a number of fatalities when cyclists have run red lights and ended up under trucks.
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* 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).  
  
You can take your bike, subject to space available, on the ferries across to the North Shore or one of the islands, for no extra cost, but you cannot take a bike (unless it collapses very small) on a regular bus.
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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. (There use to be a free shoppers bus, but this doesn't run anymore).
  
== By alternate means ==
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New World website http://www.newworld.co.nz/
booking, timetables, fares
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== By car ==
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car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety
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=== Parking at venue ===
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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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* 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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** This is much smaller than New World at Victoria Park.
  
However there is basically no "all week" parking for those driving in from out of town for the whole conference and wanting to leave their car somewhere for the whole week of the conference. The limited "student parking" that the residences have is all taken by summer students already (confirmed by University of Auckland accommodation team 2014-11-17). All the surrounding streets are time limited parking at least during the day. There is no known "rent for just one week, at a week rate" parking buildings/locations nearby.
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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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** The Inner and Outer Link buses stop near this supermarket and go many other useful places. See http://at.govt.nz for information.
  
If you are planning on driving from out of town your best option is probably to park in one of the outer suburbs (outside all the parking restrictions) at the start of the week, then take public transport back into the centre (for the university). Possibly near where a friend, or extended family member lives, so they can check on your car periodically; if you don't know anyone in Auckland maybe you can make a friend on the LCA2015 chat list? :-)
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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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Will add more details

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Computer and Electronics shops

Places in Auckland where you can buy gear that is very close to the venue (can walk there or take a bus/taxi)

  • PB Tech computer store.
    • List of Stores - click on Auckland Uni or Auckland City.
    • Store at U of Auckland campus, Level 2, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland CBD. Open Mon - Sat. Google+ for bldg
    • 1st Fl, 105 Queen St, Auckland CBD Google+. Open 7 Days.
  • Surplustronics. 520 Queen St, Auckland CBD. Google+. Catalogue online. Queen St store open Monday - Saturday
  • Jaycar. 231 Khyber Pass, Newmarket. Google+. open 7 days. Catalogue online. - Jaycar has soldering irons, electronic parts, etc, which are getting harder to find these days.
  • PriceSpy is a NZ price comparison site that started started many years ago with comparisons of computer components + accessories.

Pharmacies

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.

  • Campus pharmacy (at University of Auckland)
    • Hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm or 6pm
    • Address: Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons, 9 Symonds St, Auckland. Google+
    • Phone Phone: +64 9 377 1991 or +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
    • 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.
  • Quay St Pharmacy
    • Hours: 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week.
    • Address: Countdown Building, 76 Quay St, Auckland Central. Google+ page for that address
    • Phone +64 9 280 6197. Fax +64 9 374 4577. Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz


Post office

  • Campus pharmacy at University of Auckland is an agent for NZ post. See Pharmacies section.

Supermarkets

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.

Countdown


  • Countdown Auckland City (Quay St)
    • Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours
    • Address: 76 Quay Street, Auckland City. Phone: (09) 275 2567 Fax: (09) 377 7833
    • Google+ page
    • Alcohol can only be sold between 7am and 11pm. Not allowed between 11pm and 7am.
    • Full sized supermarket with a wide range of products including those for people with special dietary requirements (glutenfree, eggfree, dairy free, vegetarian etc).
  • Countdown Auckland Metro (Victoria St W)
    • Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
    • Address: 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD. Ph (09) 255 2428 Fax (09) 255 9800
    • Google+ page
    • It is on Victoria St between Queen + Albert Streets, almost opposite Elliot St.
    • Smaller supermarket than the Quay St branch.
    • Gets very busy aroudn 5pm-7pm sometimes. Queues for checkouts can be 10+ minutes

New World

2 supermarkets: New World on Queen St and New world at Victoria Park. New World at Victoria Park is furthest away. (There use to be a free shoppers bus, but this doesn't run anymore).

New World website http://www.newworld.co.nz/

Asian Supermarkets

Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (Karangahape Road for non-locals)(behind k'rd foodcourt) and Tai Ping Beach Rd are 2 closest asian supermarkets to the venue. Mercury plaza supermarket Asian supermarkets on Hobson St. Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/

Will add more details