9TH CIGR Section VI International
Technical Symposium

CIGR Arrow

Creating Value from Bioresources
through Novel Technologies

Auckland
New Zealand
16 - 20
November 2015

Auckland

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Time zone

New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, in June the time is 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

Travel

If your travel itinerary includes a transit stop in Australia you may need an Australian Transit Visa.

Details about this and how to apply can be found at http://www.immi.gov.au

Failure to obtain this visa in advance of your travel may result in you being unable to board your aircraft.

Visa Information

All visitors to New Zealand must have a valid passport for at least three months beyond the intended stay in New Zealand.

Citizens of some countries must obtain a Visitor’s Visa. Visa information and the visa application form are available on: www.immigration.govt.nz.

If you require a Visitor’s Visa, please allow at least 5-6 weeks for processing.

If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit New Zealand but you must:

* Hold a valid ticket from New Zealand to a country where you have the right of entry
* Have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in New Zealand
* Hold a passport valid for 3 months beyond the date you intend leaving New Zealand
* Remain in New Zealand only for the time granted on your arrival

Climate

Auckland has a maritime climate and in mid November typical daytime temperatures range from 14 - 19 degrees Celsius. The weather is often sunny and mild.

Car Rental

We encourage you to take advantage of corporate rates through Avis Rent a Car. Just call the local Avis office on 0800 284 722 and quote the booking reference number: AWD Z994400.

Parking

Massey University offers free car parking for visitors on campus. Parking areas are marked on the Auckland Campus maps. This is available in designated general car park spaces only. These spaces are identified by white painted lines.

Parking is not permitted in reserved spaces, which are identified by yellow painted lines and by appropriate signs.

Mobility parking is also available for any driver with a valid mobility card.

Transport

A taxi fare from the airport to Albany,North Shore,is around $100-$120. Both Corporate Cabs and Co-op Taxis offer a meet and greet service. To access this service, please book via their websites. They will arrange for the driver to meet you at the “Meet & Greet” area in the Arrivals Hall. He or she will have a sign-board with your name on it. Bookings via Corporate Cabs can be made via www.corporatecabs.co.nz. Bookings with Co-op Taxis can be made via www.cooptaxi.co.nz.

Please check your travel times prior to arrival as peek hour travel times vary.

Super Shuttle offers a shared ride option. The approximate cost for the trip from the airport to the Albany, North Shore, is $63 for one person and an additional $11 for each extra person. The shuttles operate from the Shuttle rank at the airport (not the taxi rank). Bookings can be made on the Super Shuttle website www.supershuttle.co.nz.

A regular airport bus is a cost effective way to travel from the airport to the city centre (does not go north over the harbour bridge). Airbus Express offer the following fares: $16 one way, $28 return. Timetable information can be found on their website, www.airbus.co.nz.

The Albany campus is served by bus routes. Buses from many parts of the North Shore stop in front of the Atrium building on the East Precinct. This includes buses to the Albany Station on the Northern Busway to Auckland city. Phone Auckland Transport (AT HOP) on 09 366 6400 or go to the AT HOP website www.at.govt.nz for timetables and fares.

Currency/Banking

The currency used is New Zealand dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Auckland and are available on the Massey University campus. International credit cards are accepted by banks, most hotels and city stores throughout the country.

Goods and Services Tax

Goods and Services in New Zealand are subject to a 15% tax (GST). This tax is usually included in the price and if not, it is clearly stated. This tax cannot be claimed back by visitors, when leaving the country.

Disclosure of Registration Information

If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.

Name Badges

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times, including social functions. Entry tickets will be given for all applicable social and optional events.

Dress

Dress for all sessions is smart casual.

Electricity

New Zealand uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs.

Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit to New Zealand and to protect against cancellation charges, loss or damage to your luggage and personal effects, loss of cash and medical expenses.

Biosecurity

New Zealand has a national biosecurity system that is considered one of the most robust in the world. Please refer to www.biosecurity.govt.nz/enterfor more information. It is illegal to bring any prohibited foodstuffs, plants or animals (and their products) into the country. Substantial financial penalties are levied if the Biosecurity laws are transgressed.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand

Special Requirements

Every effort will be made to ensure delegates with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, or catering please give details required on your registration form.

 

 

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