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KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.
== About linux.conf.au ==
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: <small>''Main article: [[LCA]]''</small>
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Find out more about linux.conf.au (LCA), past conferences, the beginner's guide, etc.
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<section begin=lca />* [http://www.darkmere.gen.nz/2007/0129.html LCA first timers guide ]
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* [[LCA FAQ]] - Frequently asked Questions about the conference<section end=lca />
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== About LCA2015 ==
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A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
: <small>''Main article: [[LCA2015]]''</small>
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Find out more about LCA2015, the team, volunteers, badge definitions, etc.
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<section begin=lca2015 />* [[Payment Info]]
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* [[Conference Volunteers]]<section end=lca2015 />
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== About the venue ==
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[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
: <small>''Main article: [[Venue]]''</small>
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* [[Venue#University of Auckland|University of Auckland]]
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** [[Venue#Owen G Glenn Building (OGGB)|Owen G Glenn Building (OGGB)]]
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** [[Venue#Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium (FPAA)|Fisher & Paykel Appliances Auditorium (FPAA)]]
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** [[Venue#National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)|National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)]]
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<section end=venue />
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== About Auckland ==
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== Tickets ==
: <small>''Main article: [[Auckland]]''</small><section begin=auckland />
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* [[Auckland#Getting to Auckland|Getting to Auckland]] - by air ([[Arrivals Departures|Arrivals/Departures]]), by coach, train, or car
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* [[Auckland#Transport around Auckland|Transport around Auckland]] - by bus, train, ferry, taxi, bicycle, car, and other means
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* [[Auckland#Attractions|Attractions]] - Museums & culture, adventure, nature, animal enclosures
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* [[Auckland#Phone and mobile data|Phone and mobile data]] - network operators, SIMs and handsets
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* [[Auckland#Emergency contacts|Emergency contacts]] - emergency numbers, emergency services in Auckland
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* [[Auckland#Weather|Weather]] - general, forecasts. [http://www.metservice.com/towns-cities/auckland/auckland-central Metservice - Auckland Central].<section end=auckland />
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* Local rules: [[Smoke-Free Policy]], [[Alcohol related policies]], 
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== About New Zealand ==
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Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
: <small>''Main article: [[New Zealand]]''</small>
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Find out about New Zealand, including attractions to visit while you're here, travel options, etc.
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If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing.  
<section begin=nz />* [[Biosecurity and Customs]] for people coming to NZ
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* [[Consulates]]
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* [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for purpose, though it's not free software.
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* [https://www.torproject.org/ Tor] will also work, provided you restrict to NZ-based exit nodes.
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Kiwi Rail accept all the major credit cards including Amex.
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== Attending ==
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=== To Auckland ===
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=== To Wellington ===
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==== Saturday 17 January ====
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Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.
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* Christopher Neugebauer
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* Jack Scott
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* Cory Thompson
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* Jethro Carr
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* Clinton Roy
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* Joshua Berkus
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* Geordie Millar
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* Michael Wheeler
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* maia sauren
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* Uwe Geuder (only Auckland - Ohakune)
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== Kiwi Train Songs ==
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* [http://www.folksong.org.nz/taumarunui/index.html Taumaranui on the Main Trunk Line] (lyrics + youtube vid). [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/railway-songs NZ History net page on the song]
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* [http://folksong.org.nz/trainsongs.html List of NZ Train songs]. Some are on  youtube but not linked. eg [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWNzMm0vB_c Okaihau express]

Revision as of 18:33, 10 January 2015

KiwiRail's Northern Explorer is a well-known scenic train journey that operates three days a week from Auckland to Wellington.

A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.

Seat61 has a great summary of the journey.

Tickets

Are available from Kiwi Rail Scenic

If you don't live in NZ, the only ticket price available is the Flexi fare, which is NZD$199. Cheaper tickets, starting at NZD$139 at the time of writing are available for online booking from NZ, or if you do location spoofing.

  • Hola seems to work just fine for purpose, though it's not free software.
  • Tor will also work, provided you restrict to NZ-based exit nodes.

Kiwi Rail accept all the major credit cards including Amex.

Attending

To Auckland

To Wellington

Saturday 17 January

Please only list yourselves on this list once your ticket is booked. If at all possible, please list your name as it appears on your ticket, as I'll use this page to ask KiwiRail to seat as many of us together as possible.

  • Christopher Neugebauer
  • Jack Scott
  • Cory Thompson
  • Jethro Carr
  • Clinton Roy
  • Joshua Berkus
  • Geordie Millar
  • Michael Wheeler
  • maia sauren
  • Uwe Geuder (only Auckland - Ohakune)

Kiwi Train Songs