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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


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

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.


Vegans may like The Cruelty Free shop on K'Rd

List of where to buy vegetarian/vegan products in Auckland

List of vegan + vegetarian wines + beer

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 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. Award winners listed here 2014 cheese awards winners

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

Shortland St, Auckland CBD

La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.

Bakeries in town

Pandoro (queen st)

Best pies

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


Britomart on Saturday La Cigale French Market in Parnell. St Georges Bay Rd. Can walk from carlaw park accommodations. Parnell Farmers market - behind the jubilee building on Sundays

Friday night market at Wynyard quarter


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.