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{{Trail|Delegate Information|Accommodation}}
== By air ==
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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation
: <small>''See also:'' [[Arrivals Departures]]</small>
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland_Airport Auckland] is New Zealand's biggest airport, and the fourth biggest in Australasia, meaning you can fly directly from any airport in the Pacific.
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* The conference is taking place near the summer holiday peak so you will need to book your flights and accommodation as early as possible to get the cheapest rates.
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* Flying from the US? Remember that you're flying into the future! Don't forget to take this into account and check what day and local time you arrive.
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=== Immigration requirements ===
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* [http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm Australian] citizens and permanent residents do not usually need a visa to travel to New Zealand.
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* If you are from a visa-waiver country (including USA, most of the EU, Japan) and intending to visit for no more three months, then you do not need a visa.
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* Check the [http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/visit/ Immigration New Zealand website] for details
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* [http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/Pages/default.aspx Customs] advice for visiting New Zealand. Note that New Zealand has stronger restrictions on bringing in food and other products that may host agricultural pests than most countries.
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=== Airport to venue transfers ===
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Auckland airport has buses, shuttles and taxis available.  Note that the Auckland domestic and international airports are about 1 km apart, so ensure you order a taxi to the correct location.
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12 Grafton Rd, Auckland, 1010~[[Location|Owen G Glen Building (OGGB)]]~This will be the main venue for the conference.;
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Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Auckland, 2022~Auckland Airport
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* http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/ToAndFromTheAirport/PublicTransport/TaxisAndShuttles.aspx
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* Uber has a fixed price $70 fare to or from Auckland Airport to an area which includes the University of Auckland (where the conference is held) and our accommodation.
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* http://taxi.co.nz is a facility run by Air NZ. It is a price comparison facility that includes airbus, taxi, shuttles and even helicopter. Note there's a slight surcharge for its use. In order to secure those prices, you need to book + pay for it via the website. I haven't used it before but I can see how it is useful.
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==== Airbus ====
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== Late night arrivals: ==
* Cost $16 one way
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* http://www.airbus.co.nz/
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* airport to the city - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-1-horizontal.png
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* city to the airport - http://www.airbus.co.nz/pictures/map-2-horizontal.png
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* Route #1 ("E") ''from'' the Airport via Mt Eden Road runs down Symonds St; stop #7147 (25 Symonds St, near Wellesly St East corner) is within walking distance of both Uni Hall and Carlaw Park (about 1km), and mostly downhill.
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* Route #1 appears to [http://www.airbus.co.nz/timetable run every 30 minutes during weekend daytime] (alternating with Route #5 via Dominion Road, which runs down Queen St)
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* Note that Symonds St runs along the ridgeline, so almost everything is downhill from Symonds St.  Queen Street runs down the valley, so many things are uphill from Queen St (including Queen St itself as you go away from the water!)
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* There does not seem to be a AirBus route ''to'' the airport that runs along Symonds St, only along Queen St (see [http://www.airbus.co.nz/find-a-stop AirBus Stop Map]), so at least from Carlaw Park getting a Shuttle ''to'' the airport may be much less effort.
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==== Local bus lines ====
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If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.
* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/airport-services/#airporter 380 Airporter] (Connects to local trains. Slow, but nice for train enthusiasts... Or if you happen to have your accommodoation somewhere along the train line.) 
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* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/bus-services/airport-services/#route-375 Route 375]
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==== Shuttles ====
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=== Uni Halls ===
* Cost $33 per person, one way.
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'''Reception hours: 8am - 8pm. '''
* Shuttles are door to door.
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* You must book the shuttle from Auckland to Airport. Please do this at least a day in advance.
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* Some other shuttle services may not be at the airport and you may need to book them for pickup.
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* Not all shuttle services have the same fee. So ask before you hop on.
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* Group fee is usually based on pick up from same_address1 and drop off at the same_address2.
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* Some don't like shuttles because you may have other passengers in the shuttle to drop off along the way. Most cases they try to group all to the CBD. Obviously problem is not there if there's a few LCA ppl in the shuttle all going to the same accommodation as you.
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'''After hours phone: 027 676 4862'''
  
* Super shuttle https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx
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(your name, date & time of arrival)
** The best known in Auckland for Airport shuttle service.
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** They are at the airport and so there's no need to book for trips that start from the Airport to Auckland City.
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** Cost for airport - cbd (based on search on the [https://www.supershuttle.co.nz/Default.aspx supershuttle's website] : 4ppl $59; 5ppl $67; 6ppl $75; 7ppl $84; 8ppl $91; 9ppl $99; 10 $107  11ppl $113
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** This means for 5 ppl it works out cheaper than the airbus and you have a door to door service.
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* Other shuttle services below were found via google + searched the prices below. I think you need to book with them in order for them to come pick you up.  Note - never used them.
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James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM
  
* Shuttlebus http://www.shuttlebus.co.nz/
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Andrew Bartlett, Fri 9th, plane arrives 6:30PM
** From Airport to CBD:  4 pax 65; 5 pax $70 ;  6 - 11ppl  $85
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** From CBD to airport: 6 - 11ppl $75
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* Express shuttle http://www.expressshuttle.co.nz/
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Brett James, Sat 10th, Plane arrives 17:10
** Auckland CBD - Airport one way: 3-4 $60; 5-6 $70; 7- 11ppl $85
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* Air Shuttle  http://www.airshuttle.biz/
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Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)
** Airport to CBD 3 - 9 ppl $80
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** CBD to Airport 3 - 9  ppl $65
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* Quick shuttle http://www.quickshuttle.co.nz/airport-terminal/
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Russell Steicke, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (flight arrives 08:00)
** 1 to 2 people - $60 total price
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** 3 to 4 people - $65 total price
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** 5 to 6 people - $75 total price
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** 7 to 11 people - $90 total price
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* Kathy's shuttle http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/
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Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)
** 2 ppl from airport to central auckland $45 Source: http://kathysshuttle.co.nz/gettingplaces/
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** Her booking page has choices for up to 6 or more. So it is probably a bigger vehicle than the car on the web page.
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==== Taxi ====
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David Bell (@dtbell91), Matt Cengia (@mattcen), and Mike Abrahall (@mijofa), Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:30)
* $75-$90
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* http://taxi.co.nz (pre-paid taxi)
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* Taxi is a metered srevice and so fare above is an approximation.  The meter still ticks when it is stuck in traffic unless you managed to negotiate a flat fee for the journey.
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* IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are at the airport and need to go somewhere, within the airport area, be aware that it could be very expensive despite the short distance.  (Also note that there is a [http://www.aucklandairport.co.nz/AirportInformation/Travel-between-terminals.aspx free airport transfer bus] around the Domestic/International terminals which runs 3-4 times an hour, so fine if you're willing to wait.  Or it's a flat 15-ish minute walk which is okay if it's not raining.)
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== By bus ==
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Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)
* [http://www.intercity.co.nz Intercity]
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* [https://nakedbus.com NakedBus]
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* [http://www.manabus.com ManaBus]
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* [http://www.kiwiexperience.com KiwiExperience]
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* [http://www.straytravel.com Stray Travel]
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== By train ==
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John Dalton, Sun 11th, ~midnight (arriving 22:05 on QF147)
* [http://www.kiwirail.co.nz KiwiRail]
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** [http://www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/northern-explorer/?servicename=Northern%20Explorer Northern Explorer]
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== By car ==
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Alastair D'Silva ([https://twitter.com/evildeece @evildeece] [mailto:alastair@d-silva.org Alastair D'Silva]) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))
* [http://www.newzealand.com/int/travel-times-and-distances-calculator Travel time and distance calculator]
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* [http://www.aatravel.co.nz/transport-and-rentals-newzealand/rentals.php Vehicle rentals] (nationwide)
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Gagan J Sharma, Sun 11th, (arriving 2.25 pm on NZ722) [ mailto: gaganjyoti@gmail.com]
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=== Carlaw Park ===
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'''Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday. '''
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'''After hours phone: 027 707 9813'''
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(your name, date & time of arrival; try to sort by arrival time)
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* Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
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* Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
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* Michael Ellery, Sat 10th, ~22:30 (plane arrives 20:50)
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* [[user:Cindy Pallares Quezada|Cindy Pallares]], Sun 11th, ~8:00 (plane arrives 6:00)
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* [[user:Daniel Bryan|Daniel Bryan]], Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
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* [[User:Andrew Buckeridge|Andrew Buckeridge]], Sun 11th, ~10:00 (plane arrives 08:00, then customs + travel)
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* Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
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* Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:45 (plane arrives 14:15)
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* George Karan, Sun 11th, ~16:15 (plne arrives 14:45)
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* [mailto:mike.carden@gmail.com Mike Carden], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
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* [mailto:seven@me.com Sam Desmond], Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
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* Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
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* Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
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* Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
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* [mailto:jason.white@kordia.co.nz Jase White], Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
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* [mailto:tony.halligan@kordia.co.nz Tony Halligan], Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
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* Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
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* Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
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* [mailto:red@austin.ibm.com Antony (Red) Steel], Sun 11th ~23:30 (plane lands at 22:05)
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* [mailto:tony.artemenko@gmail.com Anton Artemenko], Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
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* Darryl Bond, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
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== Clothes Washing ==
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University Hall: Yes
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"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores).
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University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities."
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Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b
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Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.
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Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/
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137 Hobson Street
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Auckland Central
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Open 6am to Midnight.
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Self-service laundromat.
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Large washing machine load - $6
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Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10
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Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins.
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Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total.
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Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines.
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Soap powder dispenser available.
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Parking out front.
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Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!
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==Amenities==
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This section is for information about what is available and what to bring.
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=== Uni Halls ===
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=== Carlaw Park ===
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'''This is from personal experience taken from a discussion on [http://lists.lca2015.linux.org.au/pipermail/chat/2015-January/000416.html the mailing list]'''
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Having already arrived at Carlaw Park, here is a brief run down of what we've got. We're in a 3 bedroom apartment. There is University Wifi AP which supported eduroam in the living area.
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Our kitchen has:
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* 4x Bowls, plates and cutlery
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* 1x Fry Pan, 2x Saucepans
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* Kitchen Towel and dishcloth
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* Stove and Oven
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* Fridge/Freezer
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* Microwave
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Living/dining area:
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* TV
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* Lounges for up to 6 people.
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* coffee table
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* dining table for 4 (round and small)
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In each bedroom there was:
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* Towel and face cloth
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* shampoo and soap
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* Full Bedding (2x sheets, Blanket with cover and 1 pillow)
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* Wardrobe (no hangers)
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* Desk with chair and light (on the wall above the desk)
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We immediately bought:
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* dish washing liquid
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* hand towel for the bathroom
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* hand soap
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* water bottle for cold water in the fridge
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The supermarket is about 10 minutes walk away. Hope that's helpful.

Revision as of 21:19, 10 January 2015

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Registration Information: http://linux.conf.au/register/accommodation

Late night arrivals:

If you are arriving at your accommodation outside of their regular reception hours, please leave your details here so we can organise out-of-hours reception.

Uni Halls

Reception hours: 8am - 8pm.

After hours phone: 027 676 4862

(your name, date & time of arrival)

James (Ender) Brown, Fri 09/01, ~10:30PM

Andrew Bartlett, Fri 9th, plane arrives 6:30PM

Brett James, Sat 10th, Plane arrives 17:10

Jonathan Woithe, Sat 10th, 20:00-2100 (plane arrives 18:55)

Russell Steicke, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (flight arrives 08:00)

Himangi Saraogi, Sun 11th, ~16:00 (plane arrives 14:50)

David Bell (@dtbell91), Matt Cengia (@mattcen), and Mike Abrahall (@mijofa), Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:30)

Douglas Bagnall, Sun 11th, ~21:30 (plane arrives 20:30)

John Dalton, Sun 11th, ~midnight (arriving 22:05 on QF147)

Alastair D'Silva (@evildeece Alastair D'Silva) Mon 12th, 01:00 (plane arrives 23:35 JQ205 (SYD to AKL))

Gagan J Sharma, Sun 11th, (arriving 2.25 pm on NZ722) [ mailto: gaganjyoti@gmail.com]

Carlaw Park

Reception hours: 8:30-5pm and 6pm-7pm Monday to Friday, 11am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.

After hours phone: 027 707 9813

(your name, date & time of arrival; try to sort by arrival time)

  • Clinton Roy, Fri 9th, ~midnight (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Eyal Lebedinsky, Sat 10th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55)
  • Michael Ellery, Sat 10th, ~22:30 (plane arrives 20:50)
  • Cindy Pallares, Sun 11th, ~8:00 (plane arrives 6:00)
  • Daniel Bryan, Sun 11th, ~15:30 (plane arrives 14:00)
  • Andrew Buckeridge, Sun 11th, ~10:00 (plane arrives 08:00, then customs + travel)
  • Hamish Coleman, Sun 11th, ~14:55 (plane arrives 12:55)
  • Ewen McNeill, Sun 11th, ~15:45 (plane arrives 14:15)
  • George Karan, Sun 11th, ~16:15 (plne arrives 14:45)
  • Mike Carden, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  • Sam Desmond, Sun 11th, ~16:30, (plane arrives 14:55)
  • Mark Ellem, Sun 11th, ~16:30 (plane arrives 15:10)
  • Mark Jessop, Sun 11th, ~19:00 (plane arrives 17:15, then customs + travel)
  • Chris Edsall, Sun 11th, ~20:00 (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Jase White, Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Tony Halligan, Sun 11th, ~20:00, (plane arrives 19:00)
  • Peter Vesely, Sun 11th, ~20:30 (plane arrives 18:55), early checkout on Sat 17th ~8:00am
  • Paul Warren, Sun 11th, ~22:30, plane arrives 20:50.
  • Antony (Red) Steel, Sun 11th ~23:30 (plane lands at 22:05)
  • Anton Artemenko, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)
  • Darryl Bond, Sun 11th, ~23:45 (plane arrives 22:45)

Clothes Washing

University Hall: Yes

"A large coin operated laundry is located on the basement level, equipped with plenty of washers and dryers. (Washing powder is not supplied, but can be purchased via the laundry vending machine or at nearby convenience stores). University Hall Apartments also have laundry and lounge facilities." Source: Facilities section of http://www.accommodation.auckland.ac.nz/en/ac-visitors/ac-summer-2/ac-visiting-students.html#59385b0623e91baf6d145a6244e4ac5b


Carlaw Park: Communal coin operated laundries are available in room 833.

Non-campus laundromat: http://www.bubbleslaundromat.co.nz/

137 Hobson Street Auckland Central Open 6am to Midnight. Self-service laundromat. Large washing machine load - $6 Commercial extra large washing machine load - $10 Commercial dryers $2 per 10mins. Normal household load, Wash & Dry - $10 to $12 total. Note changer onsite to change notes into $2 coins for use in all machines. Soap powder dispenser available. Parking out front. Open 6am to Midnight every day of the year!

Amenities

This section is for information about what is available and what to bring.

Uni Halls

Carlaw Park

This is from personal experience taken from a discussion on the mailing list

Having already arrived at Carlaw Park, here is a brief run down of what we've got. We're in a 3 bedroom apartment. There is University Wifi AP which supported eduroam in the living area.

Our kitchen has:

  • 4x Bowls, plates and cutlery
  • 1x Fry Pan, 2x Saucepans
  • Kitchen Towel and dishcloth
  • Stove and Oven
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave

Living/dining area:

  • TV
  • Lounges for up to 6 people.
  • coffee table
  • dining table for 4 (round and small)

In each bedroom there was:

  • Towel and face cloth
  • shampoo and soap
  • Full Bedding (2x sheets, Blanket with cover and 1 pillow)
  • Wardrobe (no hangers)
  • Desk with chair and light (on the wall above the desk)

We immediately bought:

  • dish washing liquid
  • hand towel for the bathroom
  • hand soap
  • water bottle for cold water in the fridge

The supermarket is about 10 minutes walk away. Hope that's helpful.