User talk:Augur ./Info for lca2015 wiki

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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. 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.

Some stuff todo here in the r/auckland FAQ and r/nz faq

Maps: either Open streetmap or google map 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

  • 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: Source: <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). 

<end quote>

Travelling Overseas with PBS medicine

Consulates + High commission + related stuff


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

  • New World on 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)

8am - 10am

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 (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

New World Victoria Park 7am - midnight

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

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 GF Manufacturers

(there used to be a manufacturer's database but link I have for it isn't working atm)

Gluten free beer


Good selection at supermarket. Those that won awards usually have a label.

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD

  • 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

  • Supermarkets have bakery section

Best pies

Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way

Cake shops

Whole cakes, don't need to order

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


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

  • 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 google+ FB

  • 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 + Twitter


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:

Store Hours Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm

Campus pharmacy

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

Doctors lists their fees as $80 They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd) I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR) (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.

Free wifi

Marine reserves near Auckland

Leigh + Cathedral cove


  • Paintball
  • 10 pin bowling

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.

address 100 Customs St W. Prices Casual price for gym is $20.70 pp. (not sure if it is per day or per session - ask)

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

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 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

  • Grafton Heritage Walk 1.5hr self guided walk with podcast

  • History + map of Symonds St Cemetary

Free + for kids

  • Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water

Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in There's aplayground next to it

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

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

  • Auckland Domain

Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden

What / Where is this

K Rd = Karangahape Rd