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== Persenters vs Presenters ==
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== About this page ==
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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Lin Nah will be leaving you info + links here for putting up on the wiki. Yes it is as opposed to doing it myself. Some of them require organising, wording etc. Mostly info + links I already have and so it is a copy + paste without prettying it up. Some will be links to where to find the info. [[User:Lin Nah|Lin Nah]] ([[User talk:Lin Nah|talk]]) 22:49, 14 December 2014 (AEDT)
: [[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 =
 
= Stuff for wiki =
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If someone is creating them
  
== Customs + Biosecurity ==
 
 
* Read carefully. Includes having to clean your shoes, sporting, camping, hunting, fishing, diving and recreational gear.
 
 
Items to declare
 
* Quarantine procedures http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
 
* Items to declare: http://mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare/
 
* Prohibited imports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
 
* Prohibited exports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/exports/Pages/default.aspx
 
* NZ Customs Service's FAQ http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
 
 
 
 
* Prescription Medication
 
If you have prescription medication you need to bring with you, you ned to declare it in your passenger arrival card and do the following:
 
 
http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
 
Source: http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
 
<quote>
 
Personal imports (accompanying a traveller)
 
 
If you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you:
 
 
  * Declare the medicine on your Passenger Arrival Card.
 
  * Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
 
  * Have the medicine in its original pharmacy container, with your name on the label, and strength and dosage details clearly stated.
 
  * Have no more than three months supply (oral contraceptives, where a six month supply is permitted, are the exception).
 
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Info for Australians [http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/travelling-overseas-with-pbs-medicine?utm_id=9 travelling Overseas with PBS medicine]
 
 
== Consulates + High commission + related stuff ==
 
 
* Australian High Commission
 
** Webpage http://www.newzealand.embassy.gov.au/wltn/home.html
 
** Contact details for for Aust Consulate General in Auckland http://www.australia.org.nz/wltn/media.html
 
** Travel Advice for NZ http://smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/New_Zealand
 
 
* US Embassy in NZ
 
** Web page http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/
 
** Consulate Auckland http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/american_citizen.html
 
 
* Where to find representatives of other countries
 
** http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Embassies/2-Foreign-representatives-to-NZ/Diplomatic-and-Consular-List.php
 
** Note some may just list the embassy or office in Wellington but if you check out that web address, they may or may not list an Auckland rept.
 
 
== Smoke Free Auckland ==
 
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/councilpolicies/pages/smokefreepolicy.aspx
 
Check the FAQ (pdf document) linked to on the page above.
 
 
Smoke free areas include:
 
 
* all regional parks
 
* many local parks and playgrounds
 
* Mt Smart Stadium
 
* Eden Park Stadium and
 
* Auckland Zoo.
 
 
Effective from July 2013 and includes outdoor facilities such as:
 
 
* stadiums
 
* swimming pools
 
* playgrounds
 
* skate parks
 
* sports fields and parks and reserves
 
* public outdoor areas associated with the council, including service centres, local board offices, libraries, community facilities and halls, museums, leisure, recreation and arts centres; and
 
* train stations and platforms, bus stations and shelters and ferry terminals.
 
 
== Alcohol related policies ==
 
* Drinking age is 18.
 
 
* Buying alcohol
 
** 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.
 
** If you are with a group at the checkout and there's alcohol being purchased, they will ask everyone in the group for IDs.
 
 
 
* Auckland City alcohol ban.
 
 
** Year wide alcohol ban means you can drink in public unless it is in a licenced premises. Some bans are 24hrs a day and others are nighttime only.
 
** There are also some temporary alcohol bans
 
** [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.
 
** [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/licencesregulations/alcohol/Documents/liquorbanareaswaitemata.pdf pdf of map liquor ban areas in Waitemata]
 
 
 
== Supermarkets ==
 
 
Countdown Quay St is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight. Alcohol can only be sold between 7am and 11pm. Not allowed between 11pm and 7am.
 
 
* Countdown metro on Victoria St W (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
 
Countdown Auckland Metro. 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD.
 
Ph (09) 255 2428
 
Fax (09) 255 9800
 
Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
 
https://plus.google.com/107954093614494144047/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 
 
* New World on 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
 
8am - 10am
 
https://plus.google.com/114810846568722205399/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 
 
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.
 
 
Countdown website http://www.countdown.co.nz/
 
(There's an online store. some allow you to buy online + pickup or deliver)
 
 
Countdown Auckland City. 76 Quay Street, Auckland City.
 
Phone: (09) 275 2567
 
Fax: (09) 377 7833
 
Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours
 
https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 
 
New World Victoria Park
 
7am - midnight
 
https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz
 
 
 
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 ==
 
== 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.  
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
* Vegan High Tea  or Degustation available at Heritage Auckland
 
* Satya South Indian Cafe (K Rd + Gt Nth Rd + Mt Eden Rd) has lovely vegan indian dishes (As well as meat + vegetarian selections)
 
* Auckland Vegan blogs about vegan food places she visits. She's a geek too.
 
** Blog page https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/
 
** Google map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=12&hl=en&mid=zOJMW_D_CHpM.kqfi7VArQ1iA
 
** FB https://www.facebook.com/AKLvegan
 
** Twitter https://twitter.com/aucklandvegan
 
  
  
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Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
 
Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
 
== Eats ==
 
* Top 100 cheap eats http://redd.it/2itio4
 
  
 
== Cheese ==  
 
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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.
 
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.
 
== Free wifi ==
 
* Auckland City Free wifi service. The service is free to all users for 30 minutes per day, per device. Details http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/wifi/Pages/home.aspx
 
* Auckland City libraries have free wifi http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx
 
* MacDonalds have free wifi.
 
 
== Tiritiri Matagi Wildlife sanctuary ==
 
If you have a free day, lovely weather and you like wildlife sanctuaries, check out Tiritiri Matangi.  Pack sunscreen, hat, water and a bite to eat. Wear good walking shoes.
 
* Web http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/             
 
* DOC page http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/auckland/hauraki-gulf-islands/tiritiri-matangi-scientific-reserve-open-sanctuary/
 
* Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiritiri_Matangi_Island
 
 
  
 
== Marine reserves near Auckland ==
 
== Marine reserves near Auckland ==
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== Recreation/games ==
 
== Recreation/games ==
* Paintball http://www.paintballplus.co.nz/
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* Paintball
* 10 pin bowling http://www.metrolanes.co.nz/
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* 10 pin bowling
 
both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.
 
both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.
 
* Swimming - Tepid baths and Parnell Baths. IIRC Both have casual rates and gym too.
 
Both are auckland city facilities but when I called to check, was told they allow anyone to use. not just auckland city residents.
 
 
** Tepid Baths. web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
 
address 100 Customs St W. Prices https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/membership-and-prices/#TB  Casual price for gym is $20.70 pp. (not sure if it is per day or per session - ask)
 
** Parnell Baths. google+ https://plus.google.com/115758260050007186962/about?hl=en&gl=nz Web http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/ Prices http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/contact/rates/
 
This one is an outdoor pool and you see auckland harbour.
 
* Gym
 
** Tepid + Parnell Baths have gym.
 
** University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20
 
http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
 
  
 
* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
 
* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
  
 
* jogging - check email I sent to chat list on jogging
 
 
* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
 
* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
 
* Fergs kayak
 
* Fergs kayak

Revision as of 15:03, 6 January 2015

About this page

Lin Nah will be leaving you info + links here for putting up on the wiki. Yes it is as opposed to doing it myself. Some of them require organising, wording etc. Mostly info + links I already have and so it is a copy + paste without prettying it up. Some will be links to where to find the info. Lin Nah (talk) 22:49, 14 December 2014 (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


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.


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.

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/ http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/

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

Bakeries in town

Unit 1, 21 Halsey Street Freemans Bay 1010, New Zealand +64 9-309 5338 https://plus.google.com/105757249149019169544/about?hl=en&gl=nz

  • Supermarkets have bakery section


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

Cake shops

Whole cakes, don't need to order

18 High Street or 328 Queen St. opposite Carls Junior. http://www.gateauhouse.com/contact lists address, phone numbers + hours Lovely choc mousse cakes, chiffon cakes. whole cake, also by slices. Website has pics + range

http://www.thedenizen.co.nz/gastronomy/la-couronne/


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/

  • 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 glutenfree sausage stall there too.

When: every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm. Web http://www.lacigale.co.nz/french-market/ google+ https://plus.google.com/101268803893335286964/about?hl=en&gl=nz FB https://www.facebook.com/lacigalemarkets

  • Friday night market at Wynyard quarter

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

FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter 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.

Marine reserves near Auckland

Leigh + Cathedral cove

Recreation/games

  • Paintball
  • 10 pin bowling

both at sky city entertainment centre on queen st.

Free stuff

Free outdoor movie on Fri night

Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.

Heritage walks

  • Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast

http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm If you look towards the bottom of the page above you'll find links to other walks in the domain Auckland Museum: Pukekawa - The Domain Volcano Walk Auckland Museum: Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk Auckland Museum: Domain Heritage Walk

https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz

  • Grafton Heritage Walk 1.5hr self guided walk with podcast

http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-GRAFTON.htm

http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/

  • History + map of Symonds St Cemetary

http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/virt-exhib/cemeteries/info.html


Free + for kids

  • Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water

Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=8 There's aplayground next to it http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31

As you walk from there towards town you'll find crates that are for seats but kids like to climb up + down them. also some stainless steel funnels http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=7

There's a pedestrian bridge between Wynyard Quarter + Viaduct. If you stick around long enough you'll see the bridge lift up to open for boats to sail under. bridge btn viaduct + wynyard quarter http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/waterfront-auckland/pages/newspage/?ID=18 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynyard_Crossing

  • Auckland Domain

Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/premierparks/pages/aucklanddomain.aspx http://gardenclubofpei.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/gardens-of-world-auckland-domain-new.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain

What / Where is this

K Rd = Karangahape Rd