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{{Trail|Programme|BoF Sessions}}
HOpefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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http://wikitravel.org/en/New_Zealand
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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.
  
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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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.
  
Maps: either Open streetmap or google map
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Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.
If someone is creating them
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== Supermarkets ==
 
  
Countdown quay st is open 24 hrs But no alcohol overnight (can't remember what time they stop+resume selling alcohol - 11pm or midnight)
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Cheers,
* Countdown metro on Victoria St (opposite elliot st) is probably the closest.
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* New World on Queen St (opposite Shortland St in the former BNZ food court)
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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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Lim Chhour (sp) asian supermarket on 184 K'Rd (behind k'rd foodcourt)
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Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)
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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== Details ==
  
== Speciality foods ==
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* '''Date:''' Thursday 15th January, 2015
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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* '''Time:''' Assemble at 6:45pm at University of Auckland, leave at 7:00pm, planetarium session starts at 8:00pm
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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* '''Costs:''' Planetarium show is $10, Zeiss telescope viewing is $8, gallery entry is free
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* '''Location:''' Stardome Planetarium Observatory, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023 (approx 7km from University of Auckland)
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* '''Travel:''' We'll need to arrange transport (locals with vehicles) or arrange to catch cabs
  
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== Expression of interest ==
  
=== vegan ===
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Add yourself here. If you have a vehicle and can take passengers, please indicate the number of passengers you can take with you.
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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* Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/home/local-events/auckland-centre/auckland-vegetarian-shops-and-products/
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* Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
 
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* Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer
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* Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
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* Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
http://www.veggie.co.nz/wine/
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* Stuart Young (no vehicle)
http://www.barnivore.com/wine/m-r?region=New+Zealand
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* Jed Murzello (no vehicle)
 
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* Kevin Collas-Arundell (no vehicle)
 
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* Peter Lawler (no vehicle)
There may be a few other smaller producers who may be vegan/vegan but didn't get themselves certified.
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* Sarah Allard (no vehicle)
 
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* Nick Bannon (no vehicle)
=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
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* John McCabe-Dansted (no vehicle)
List of Gluten free products in NZ
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* Eric Anholt (no vehicle)
http://jimmyboswell.com/foodblog/everyday-gluten-free-products-in-new-zealand/
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* Aaron Theodore (no vehicle)
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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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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Shortland St, Auckland CBD  https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/
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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)
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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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== Markets ==
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Britomart on Saturday
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La Cigale French Market in Parnell. St Georges Bay Rd. Can walk from carlaw park accommodations.
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Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays
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Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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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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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.
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Revision as of 12:18, 12 January 2015

< Main Page < Programme < BoF Sessions


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.

Stardome has a gallery/exhibits, and runs a planetarium show on the summer night sky at 8pm. After the planetarium show, there is telescope viewing available which included amateur-grade telescopes in the courtyard, or the option of viewing through the Zeiss 0.5m telescope for a small extra fee.

Please feel free to update this page to include/suggest other options.


Cheers,

Jessica Smith (Astronomy Miniconf organiser)

Details

  • Date: Thursday 15th January, 2015
  • Time: Assemble at 6:45pm at University of Auckland, leave at 7:00pm, planetarium session starts at 8:00pm
  • Costs: Planetarium show is $10, Zeiss telescope viewing is $8, gallery entry is free
  • Location: Stardome Planetarium Observatory, 670 Manukau Rd, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023 (approx 7km from University of Auckland)
  • Travel: We'll need to arrange transport (locals with vehicles) or arrange to catch cabs

Expression of interest

Add yourself here. If you have a vehicle and can take passengers, please indicate the number of passengers you can take with you.

  • Jessica Smith (no vehicle)
  • Sharon Harnett (no vehicle)
  • Stefan Krist (no vehicle)
  • Daniel Hall (no vehicle)
  • Katrina Szetey (no vehicle)
  • Stuart Young (no vehicle)
  • Jed Murzello (no vehicle)
  • Kevin Collas-Arundell (no vehicle)
  • Peter Lawler (no vehicle)
  • Sarah Allard (no vehicle)
  • Nick Bannon (no vehicle)
  • John McCabe-Dansted (no vehicle)
  • Eric Anholt (no vehicle)
  • Aaron Theodore (no vehicle)