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Given that the '''Stardome Planetarium Observatory''' is situated handily close to the University of Auckland venue for LCA2015, I thought we'd organise an Astronomy BoF again this year to complement the Astronomy Miniconf.
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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.
  
Stardome has a [http://www.stardome.org.nz/whats-on/gallery-exhibits/ gallery/exhibits], and runs a [http://www.stardome.org.nz/events/the-summer-night-sky/ planetarium show on the summer night sky] at 8pm. After the planetarium show, there is [http://www.stardome.org.nz/whats-on/telescope-viewing/ telescope viewing available] which included amateur-grade telescopes in the courtyard, or the option of viewing through the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardome_Observatory#Facilities Zeiss 0.5m telescope] for a small extra fee.
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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
  
Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.
 
  
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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).
  
Cheers,
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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
  
Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)
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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 BUT there is a free shoppers bus so you don't have to walk back with your groceries.
  
== Details ==
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New World website http://www.newworld.co.nz/
  
* '''Date:''' Thursday 15th January, 2015
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* New World Metro (Queen St)
* '''Time:''' Assemble at 6:45pm at University of Auckland, leave at 7:00pm, planetarium session starts at 8:00pm
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** Address: 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St), Auckland. Tel: (09) 300 5390. Fax: (09) 300 5391
* '''Costs:''' Planetarium show is $10, Zeiss telescope viewing is $8, gallery entry is free
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** http://www.newworld.co.nz/upper-north-island/auckland/metro-queen-street/
* '''Location:''' Stardome Planetarium Observatory, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023 (approx 7km from University of Auckland)
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** Hours: Mon - Fri 7am to 10pm; Sat - Sun 8am - 10pm
* '''Travel:''' We'll need to arrange transport (locals with vehicles) or arrange to catch cabs
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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.
  
== Expression of interest ==
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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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** Free Bus
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*** Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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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.
  
Add yourself here. If you have a vehicle and can take passengers, please indicate the number of passengers you can take with you.
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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/
  
* Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
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Will add more details
* Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
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* Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
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* Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
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Revision as of 16:57, 6 January 2015

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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