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Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
Assortment of content I'm chucking on this page.
HOpefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
Hopefully someone can take some time to put it in the righ tpages etc.
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If someone is creating them
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
* Quarantine procedures http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/onyourarrival/quarantine/Pages/default.aspx
* Items to declare: http://mpi.govt.nz/travel-and-recreation/arriving-in-new-zealand/items-to-declare/
* Prohibited imports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
* Prohibited exports http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/exports/Pages/default.aspx
* NZ Customs Service's FAQ http://www.customs.govt.nz/questions/Pages/default.aspx?q=65&s=65
* 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: http://www.customs.govt.nz/features/prohibited/imports/Pages/default.aspx?q=8&s=8
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).
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== Supermarkets ==
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 http://www.countdown.co.nz/
(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 http://japanmart.co.nz/contact/
== Speciality foods ==
== Speciality foods ==
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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.
Eg if the bread/pasta/biscuits isn't in the bread/pasta section, check for the supermarket's speciality section or ask staff.
=== vegan ===
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
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.
* Vegan High Tea  or Degustation available at Heritage Auckland
* Satya South Indian Cafe (K Rd + Gt Nth Rd + Mt Eden Rd) has lovely vegan indian dishes (As well as meat + vegetarian selections)
* Auckland Vegan blogs about vegan food places she visits. She's a geek too.
** Blog page https://aucklandvegan.wordpress.com/
** Google map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?t=h&ie=UTF8&msa=0&z=12&hl=en&mid=zOJMW_D_CHpM.kqfi7VArQ1iA
** FB https://www.facebook.com/AKLvegan
** Twitter https://twitter.com/aucklandvegan
=== Gluten Free in NZ ===
List of Gluten free products in NZ
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)
Gluten free beer http://www.vegetarian.org.nz/content/shops-and-products/wines-and-beer/
== Cheese ==  
== Cheese ==  
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* La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
* La Cigale market - there's some french cheeses sold there.
== Bakeries in town ==
* 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
* Cheap bakery at Atrium on Elliot food court
* Paneton by Victoria Park  http://www.panetonbakery.co.nz/
Unit 1, 21 Halsey Street Freemans Bay 1010, New Zealand +64 9-309 5338
* Supermarkets have bakery section
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Prob good for ppl going on the roadtrip and wish to have pies along the way
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
* 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
* Gateau House, http://www.gateauhouse.com/
18 High Street  or 328 Queen St. opposite Carls Junior.
http://www.gateauhouse.com/contact lists address, phone numbers + hours
Lovely choc mousse cakes, chiffon cakes. whole cake, also by slices.  Website has pics + range
* La Couronne: 5C Lorne St. CBD> http://lacouronne.co.nz/ https://www.facebook.com/Lacouronnecakeboutique has pics 8)
* Vaniye (Parnell). French cake shop in Parnell http://www.vaniye.com/
** FB + twitter has pics to drool over. FB https://www.facebook.com/Vaniye Twitter https://twitter.com/Vaniye
** google+ page https://plus.google.com/+PatisserieVANIYEAuckland/?hl=en
== Markets ==
== Markets ==
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 8am - 12:30pm  http://www.britomart.org/city-farmers-market  google+ https://plus.google.com/102403961790008849161/about?gl=nz&hl=en
* 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
* 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 http://www.lacigale.co.nz/french-market/
google+ https://plus.google.com/101268803893335286964/about?hl=en&gl=nz
FB https://www.facebook.com/lacigalemarkets
* Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
* Friday night market at Wynyard quarter
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*  Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday  
*  Wellington City Market- there's a foodies market on sunday  
FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
FB https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket
== Pharmacies: ==
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: qspharmacy@xtra.co.nz
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 https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/the-university/how-university-works/campuses-locations-transport/facilities-amenities.html
== Doctors ==
http://www.quaymed.co.nz/ lists their fees as $80
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.
== Free wifi ==
* 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
* Auckland City libraries have free wifi http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx
* MacDonalds have free wifi.
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== Recreation/games ==
== Recreation/games ==
* 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.
** Tepid Baths. web https://aucklandleisure.co.nz/locations/central/tepid-baths/
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)
** 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/
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
* Waterfront Bike Hire http://www.queens-wharf.co.nz/queens-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=97
* jogging - check email I sent to chat list on jogging
* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
* Walking + Tramping tracks in Auckland http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/walkingtracks/Pages/home.aspx
* Fergs kayak
* Fergs kayak
== Free stuff ==
== Free stuff ==
=== Free outdoor movie on Fri night ===
Silo Cinema is on Friday nights from 9pm
Check Rating on show for suitability for kids.
* 9 Jan Crocodile Dundee http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/crocodile-dundee/
* 16 Jan The Dark Horse http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/whats-on-listing/the-dark-horse/
=== Heritage walks ===
=== Heritage walks ===
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== 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 http://www.northwharf.co.nz/north-wharf/things-to-do/things-to-do-details-page/?ID=31
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 ==
== What / Where is this ==
K Rd = Karangahape Rd
K Rd = Karangahape Rd

Latest revision as of 03:20, 17 January 2015

About this page

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 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

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.


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

  • Kapiti Cheese + Icecream shop

19 Shortland St, Auckland CBD https://www.kapiticollection.co.nz/ http://thefoodpornographer.com/2013/05/the-kapiti-store-auckland/

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

Best pies

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


  • 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 https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonCityMarket + Twitter https://twitter.com/thecitymarket

Marine reserves near Auckland

Leigh + Cathedral cove


Free stuff

Heritage walks

  • Auckland Domain 2 hr self guided walk with podcast

http://www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Heritage-Walks-podcasts-DOMAIN.htm 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


http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grafton_Bridge http://kroad.com/heritage/grafton-bridge/

  • History + map of Symonds St Cemetary


What / Where is this

K Rd = Karangahape Rd