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 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
Countdown quay st is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight (can't remember what time they stop+resume selling alcohol - 11pm or midnight)
- Countdown metro on Victoria St (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
- New World on Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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.
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/
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.
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.
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)
Good selection at supermarket. Those that won awards usually have a label. Award winners listed here http://www.nzsca.org.nz/cheese-awards/ 2014 cheese awards winners http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1403/S00116/dutch-trio-sweep-nz-cheese-awards.htm
- Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop
Shortland St, Auckland CBD https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
Bakeries in town
Pandoro (queen st)
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
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/
Britomart Farmers market on Saturday Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays
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 gluten free sausage stall there too.
Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
Farmers market web page http://www.farmersmarkets.org.nz/ 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 https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
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
76 Quay Street Auckland Central
Phone +64(9) 280 6197 Fax +64(9) 374 4577 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Hours Open 7 days 9 am to 9 pm
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
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.