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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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{{Trail|Delegate Information}}
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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* A reusable prepay smart card for travel on trains, ferries and buses around Auckland.
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* 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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== By bus ==
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== Supermarkets ==
=== Central city buses ===
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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.
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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* City LINK - Red, $0.50, every 7-10 minutes.  This goes up and down Queen St.
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* 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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=== Airport Express bus ===
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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
  
If you are travelling between the Auckland Airport and the Auckland CBD, there is the Airport Express bus service for NZ$16 one way and operates every 10 mins during peak periods.
 
  
More info can be found at http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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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).
  
'''Tip:''' Google maps directions work well with the Auckland Transport system.
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* Countdown Auckland Metro (Victoria St W)
Additional Tip: Never trust google maps for transit!
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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
  
== By train ==
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=== New World ===
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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2 supermarkets: New World on Queen St and New world at Victoria Park. New World at Victoria Park is furthest away BUT there is a free shoppers bus so you don't have to walk back with your groceries.
== 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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New World website http://www.newworld.co.nz/
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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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* 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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** I think this is slightly smaller than New World at Victoria Park.
  
== By bicycle ==
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* New World Victoria Park
lanes, tracks, repairs, racks
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** Address: 2 College Hill, Freemans Bay, New Zealand. Tel:(09) 307 8400
== By alternate means ==
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** Open Hours Mon - Sun 7am - 12:00am
booking, timetables, fares
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** http://www.newworld.co.nz/upper-north-island/auckland/victoria-park/
== By car ==
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** [https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+]
car rental, petrol stations, parking, road rules, safety
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** Free Bus
=== Parking at venue ===
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*** Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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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*** Leaves at every hour on the hour from the supermarket. It was from the carpark when I last used it. Ask the staff
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*** Ring to check if this still going
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*** Map of route https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=zTG8G0yuQ_7o.kfwPqE-05bM4
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*** Link Bus: This is on the link bus route. http://at.govt.nz to look up info on bus.
  
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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/
  
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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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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== By Shuttle Bus ==
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If you have a group of people and are looking for a cost-effective method to go to/from the Auckland Airport, a shuttle bus is a great option.
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The following companies appear to offer such services:
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* Abacus Transport: http://www.shuttleairport.co.nz/
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* Airport Bound Shuttles: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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* Auckland Airport Shuttle: http://www.aucklandairportshuttle.co.nz/
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* Luxury Shuttles: http://www.luxuryairportshuttles.co.nz/
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* Quick Shuttle: http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/
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* Shuttle Bus: http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
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* South Auckland Shuttles: http://www.sashuttles.com/
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* Supershuttle: https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/
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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 BUT there is a free shoppers bus so you don't have to walk back with your groceries.

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