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== Persenters vs Presenters ==
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{{Trail|About|Auckland}}
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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== By air ==
: [[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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: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
:: 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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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
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* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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=== Immigration requirements ===
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* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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=== Airport to venue transfers ===
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Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.
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12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~[[Location|Owen G Glen Building (OGGB)]]~This will be the main venue for the conference.;
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Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022~Auckland Airport
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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* http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.
  
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==== Airbus ====
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* Cost $16 one way
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* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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==== Shuttles ====
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* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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* Shuttles are door to door.
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* You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
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* Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
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* Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in there to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle.
  
Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
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* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
HOpefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
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** Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the [https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx supershuttle's website] : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107  11ppl $113
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
  
http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
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* Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up.  Note - never used them.
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* Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/  
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** From Airport to CBD:  4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ;  6 - 11ppl  $85
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** From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75
  
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/
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* Express shuttle http://www.expressshuttle.co.nz/
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** Auckland CBD - Airport one way: 3-4 $60; 5-6 $70; 7- 11ppl $85
  
Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
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* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
If someone is creating them
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** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
  
== Customs + Biosecurity ==
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
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** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
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** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
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** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
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** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
  
* Read carefully. Includes having to clean your shoes, sporting, camping, hunting, fishing, diving and recreational gear.  
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* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
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** Her booking page has choices for up to 6 or more. So it is probably a bigger vehicle than the car on the web page.
  
Items to declare
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==== Taxi ====
* Quarantine procedures http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
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* $75-$90
* Items to declare: http://mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare/
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
* Prohibited imports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
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* Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation.  The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
* Prohibited exports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/exports/Pages/default.aspx
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* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.
* NZ Customs Service's FAQ http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
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== By bus ==
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* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
  
* Prescription Medication
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== By train ==
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:
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* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
  
http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
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== By car ==
Source: http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
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* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
Personal imports (accompanying a traveller)
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If you arrive in New Zealand carrying prescription medicine on your person or in your luggage you may only bring it in if you:
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  * Declare the medicine on your Passenger Arrival Card.
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  * Have a copy of the medicine’s prescription or a letter from your doctor stating that you are being treated with the medicine.
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  * Have the medicine in its original pharmacy container, with your name on the label, and strength and dosage details clearly stated.
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  * Have no more than three months supply (oral contraceptives, where a six month supply is permitted, are the exception).
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== Supermarkets ==
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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.
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* Countdown metro on Victoria St W (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
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Countdown Auckland Metro. 19-25 Victoria Street W, Auckland CBD.
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Ph (09) 255 2428
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Fax (09) 255 9800
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Opening Hours: Mon - Sun : 7am-10pm
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https://plus.google.com/107954093614494144047/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* New World on 125 Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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8am - 10am
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https://plus.google.com/114810846568722205399/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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Both Countdown + new world is smaller than the countdown in Quay St + New World at Victoria Park.
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* 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.
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Countdown website http://www.countdown.co.nz/
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(There's an online store. some allow you to buy online + pickup or deliver)
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Countdown Auckland City. 76 Quay Street, Auckland City.
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Phone: (09) 275 2567
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Fax: (09) 377 7833
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Opening Hours Mon - Sun, 24 hours
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https://plus.google.com/107318942159026452985/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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New World Victoria Park
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7am - midnight
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https://plus.google.com/100888503898727682566/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (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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Japanese Mart at Wyndham St http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
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== Speciality foods ==
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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.
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Eg if the bread/pasta/biscuits isn't in the bread/pasta section, check for the supermarket's speciality section or ask staff.
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=== vegan ===
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Vegans may like '''The Cruelty Free shop''' on K'Rd http://www.thecrueltyfreeshop.co.nz/
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List of where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland
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http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/
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List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer
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http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/
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http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand
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There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.
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* Vegan High Tea  or Degustation available at Heritage Auckland
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* Satya South Indian Cafe (K Rd + Gt Nth Rd + Mt Eden Rd) has lovely vegan indian dishes (As well as meat + vegetarian selections)
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* Auckland Vegan blogs about vegan food places she visits. She's a geek too.
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** Blog page https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/
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** Google map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=12&hl=en&mid=zOJMW_D_CHpM.kqfi7VArQ1iA
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** FB https://www.facebook.com/AKLvegan
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** Twitter https://twitter.com/aucklandvegan
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=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
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List of Gluten free products in NZ
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http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/
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http://www.coeliac.org.nz/eating_gluten_free
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GF Manufacturers http://coeliacconz.joidesign.com/manufacturer
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(there used to be a manufacturer's database but link I have for it isn't working atm)
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Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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== Cheese ==
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Good selection at supermarket.  Those that won awards usually have a label.
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* Cheese Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/
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* 2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm
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* Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop
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19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
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http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/
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* La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
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== Bakeries in town ==
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* Pandoro (queen st) 75 queen st http://www.pandoro.co.nz/Retail+Stores/Auckland/Queen+Street.html pdf of order form http://www.pandoro.co.nz/site/pandoro/PreOrder%20Autumn%2014Mar%202013.pdf
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* Cheap bakery at Atrium on Elliot food court
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* Paneton by Victoria Park  http://www.panetonbakery.co.nz/
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Unit 1, 21 Halsey Street Freemans Bay 1010, New Zealand +64 9-309 5338
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https://plus.google.com/105757249149019169544/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* Supermarkets have bakery section
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== Best pies ==
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Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way
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http://www.nzbakels.co.nz/pie_awards_2014.cfm
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== Cake shops ==
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* Pandoro. http://www.pandoro.co.nz/Retail+Stores/Auckland/Queen+Street.html Have whole cakes + by the slice. pdf of order form gives you an idea of what ackes are avail http://www.pandoro.co.nz/site/pandoro/PreOrder%20Autumn%2014Mar%202013.pdf
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* Gateau House, http://www.gateauhouse.com/
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18 High Street  or 328 Queen St. opposite Carls Junior.
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http://www.gateauhouse.com/contact lists address, phone numbers + hours
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Lovely choc mousse cakes, chiffon cakes. whole cake, also by slices.  Website has pics + range
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* La Couronne: 5C Lorne St. CBD> http://lacouronne.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/Lacouronnecakeboutique has pics 8)
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http://www.thedenizen.co.nz/gastronomy/la-couronne/
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* Vaniye (Parnell). French cake shop in Parnell http://www.vaniye.com/
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** FB + twitter has pics to drool over. FB https://www.facebook.com/Vaniye Twitter https://twitter.com/Vaniye
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** google+ page https://plus.google.com/+PatisserieVANIYEAuckland/?hl=en
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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/
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* Britomart Farmers market on Saturday 8am - 12:30pm  http://www.britomart.org/city-farmers-market  google+ https://plus.google.com/102403961790008849161/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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* Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays 8am - noon http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Farmers-Market-Auckland.htm  google+ https://plus.google.com/+ParnellFarmersMarketAuckland/?hl=en
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* 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.
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Very very good market. There's a glutenfree sausage stall there too.
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When: every Saturday from 8am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 9am to 1.30pm.
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Web http://www.lacigale.co.nz/french-market/
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google+ https://plus.google.com/101268803893335286964/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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FB https://www.facebook.com/lacigalemarkets
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* Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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* Farmers market web page http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/
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visiting if you're on the way to visit the marine reserve at Leigh.
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*  Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday
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FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
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== Pharmacies: ==
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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.
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Quay St Pharmacy
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Countdown Building
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76 Quay Street
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Auckland Central
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Phone +64(9) 280 6197
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Fax +64(9) 374 4577
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Email: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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Store Hours
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Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
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Campus pharmacy
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https://plus.google.com/105334622712358473382/about?gl=nz&hl=en
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http://www.yelp.co.nz/biz/campus-pharmacy-auckland
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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.
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Ground floor, Kate Edger Information Commons
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City Campus
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Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87935
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from https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
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== Doctors ==
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
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http://www.quaymed.co.nz/practice-hours/patient-fees
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They are close (by the old railway station on Beach Rd)
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http://www.citymed.co.nz/  I rang to ask $85 for tourists (Same as the casual + not enrolled NZer + NZ PR)
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http://www.thefono.org/services-fees/fees/ (by St Patricks Square)
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== Free wifi ==
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* 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
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* Auckland City libraries have free wifi http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx
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* MacDonalds have free wifi.
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== Marine reserves near Auckland ==
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== Recreation/games ==
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* Paintball
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* 10 pin bowling
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* Swimming - Tepid baths and Parnell Baths. IIRC Both have casual rates and gym too.
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Both are auckland city facilities but when I called to check, was told they allow anyone to use. not just auckland city residents.
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** Tepid Baths. web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
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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)
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** 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/
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This one is an outdoor pool and you see auckland harbour.
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** Gym
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* Tepid + Parnell Baths have gym.
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* University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20
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http://www.universitysport.auckland.ac.nz/en/membership.html
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* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
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* jogging - check email I sent to chat list on jogging
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* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
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* Fergs kayak
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=== Free outdoor movie on Fri night ===
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Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm
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Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.
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* 9 Jan Crocodile Dundee http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/crocodile-dundee/
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* 16 Jan The Dark Horse http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/the-dark-horse/
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=== Heritage walks ===
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* Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast
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http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm
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If you look towards the bottom of the page above you'll find links to other walks in the domain
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Auckland Museum: Pukekawa - The Domain Volcano Walk
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Auckland Museum: Auckland Domain Sculpture Walk
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Auckland Museum: Domain Heritage Walk
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https://plus.google.com/108214945342883534590/about?hl=en&gl=nz
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* Grafton Heritage Walk  1.5hr self guided walk with podcast
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http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-GRAFTON.htm
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* Grafton Bridge http://www.ipenz.org.nz/heritage/itemdetail.cfm?itemid=135
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http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge
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http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/
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* History + map of Symonds St Cemetary
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http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/virt-exhib/cemeteries/info.html
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* Wynyard quarter - playground + wind tree + water
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Kids like to walk/sit in the water the windtree is in
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http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=8
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There's  aplayground next to it http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31
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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
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http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=7
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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.
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bridge btn viaduct + wynyard quarter
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http://www.waterfrontauckland.co.nz/waterfront-auckland/pages/newspage/?ID=18
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynyard_Crossing
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* Auckland Domain
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Duck pond w ducks. Sensory garden
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http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/parksfacilities/premierparks/pages/aucklanddomain.aspx
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http://gardenclubofpei.blogspot.co.nz/2013/12/gardens-of-world-auckland-domain-new.html
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Domain
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== What / Where is this ==
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K Rd = Karangahape Rd
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By air

See also: Arrivals Departures
  • Auckland is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
  • The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
  • Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.

Immigration requirements

  • Australian citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
  • If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
  • Check the Immigration New Zealand website for details
  • Customs advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.

Airport to venue transfers

Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available. Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.

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  • http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
  • Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
  • http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.

Airbus

Shuttles

  • Cost $33 per person, one way.
  • Shuttles are door to door.
  • You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
  • Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
  • Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
  • Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in there to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle.
  • Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
    • The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
    • Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the supershuttle's website : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107 11ppl $113
    • This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
  • Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up. Note - never used them.
  • Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
    • From Airport to CBD: 4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ; 6 - 11ppl $85
    • From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75

Taxi

  • $75-$90
  • http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
  • Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation. The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.


By bus

By train

By car