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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.
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{{Trail|Programme|BoF Sessions}}
  
A group of intrepid LCA delegates are taking the train down on Saturday 17 January.
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I've enjoyed lunching with other LGBTIQ people at previous LCAs, and I hadn't seen anybody make any noises about it this year, so I'll stick my hand up and make some executive decisions.  Last time I was at LCA, the success of lunch meant it had a few repeats during the week :)
  
[http://www.seat61.com/northern-explorer.htm Seat61] has a great summary of the journey.
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Cheers,
  
== Tickets ==
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Dan Hawke (with no more qualification than "Local Aucklander")
  
Are available from [http://kiwirailscenic.co.nz Kiwi Rail Scenic]
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== Details ==
  
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.
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* '''Date:''' Tuesday 13th January, 2015
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* '''Time:''' (12.20pm)
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* '''Costs:''' Most sit-down lunch options in the area are $15-20, we can pick a High St cafe?
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* '''Location:''' Assemble somewhere outside OGG at the start of lunchtime (I'll update this Monday night with something more specific once I've see where exactly things are :))
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* '''Travel:''' ~10 minutes walk
  
* [https://hola.org/ Hola] seems to work just fine for purpose, though it's not free software.
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== Expression of interest ==
* [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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Add yourself here if you wish, or get in touch with me off-list (in case the group gets big enough to require a booking)
  
== Attending ==
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* Dan Hawke
 
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* [[User:Christopher Neugebauer|Christopher Neugebauer]]
 
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* [[User:Daniel Bryan|Daniel Bryan]]
=== 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
 
* maia sauren
* Uwe Geuder (only Auckland - Ohakune)
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* Lee Symes
 
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* [[User:Jessica Smith|Jessica Smith]]
== Kiwi Train Songs ==
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* aurynn shaw
 
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* Matthew Cengia
* [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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* Sachi King
* [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]
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Revision as of 11:34, 12 January 2015

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I've enjoyed lunching with other LGBTIQ people at previous LCAs, and I hadn't seen anybody make any noises about it this year, so I'll stick my hand up and make some executive decisions. Last time I was at LCA, the success of lunch meant it had a few repeats during the week :)

Cheers,

Dan Hawke (with no more qualification than "Local Aucklander")

Details

  • Date: Tuesday 13th January, 2015
  • Time: (12.20pm)
  • Costs: Most sit-down lunch options in the area are $15-20, we can pick a High St cafe?
  • Location: Assemble somewhere outside OGG at the start of lunchtime (I'll update this Monday night with something more specific once I've see where exactly things are :))
  • Travel: ~10 minutes walk

Expression of interest

Add yourself here if you wish, or get in touch with me off-list (in case the group gets big enough to require a booking)