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General Info /Accommodation / Rental Cars

Special conference rates have been negotiated for delegates at Hotels listed below, all walking distance to the SkyCity Convention Centre. 

To obtain these rates prepayment of a minimum of one night is required with registration.  Alternatively your credit card details can be passed to the hotel as security. 

Costs quoted are per room, per night based on single or double occupancy and include GST.  Cancellations within 30 days will incur a cancellation fee - usually one night will be charged. All bookings are subject to availability.

Hotels
SkyCity Hotel - connected by airbridge to the SkyCity Convention Centre
SkyCity Grand Hotel - Downstairs from SkyCity Convention Centre
Crowne Plaza - one minute walk to conference venue - across the road
Rydges - two minute walk to the SkyCity Convention Centre

Apartments
CityLife Auckland -
five minute walk to the SkyCity Convention Centre

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Accommodation

SkyCity Hotel

86 Federal Street
  Rate: Premium - NZ$195
  Rating: Moderate
  Facilities: Superbly appointed rooms refurbished to a stylish contemporary standard.  In room amenities include air Satellite TC, high speed internet access, mini bar, refrigerator, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, complimentary newspaper.
     
Sky Grand Hotel
88 Federal Street
  Rate: Premium - NZ$245
  Rating: Deluxe
  Facilities: Commitment to service and excellence that is unrivalled. Separate bath and shower, king sized or twin super sized beds, writing desk and ergonomic desk chair, refreshments bar, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer, alarm clock, in-room safe, dual-line telephone, international direct dialing, iron and ironing board and 24 hour room service. A data port, in-room internet access, in-room movies and PlayStation (games are available for additional charge).
     
Crowne Plaza
128 Albert Street
  Rate: Superior - NZ$160
  Rating: First Class
  Facilities: Satellite TV, complimentary newspaper, hairdryer, pay per view movies, in room safe, air conditioning, iron and ironing board, mini bar, voice mail, work desk. 
     
Rydges
59 Federal Street (Corner Kingston Street)
  Rate: Superior - NZ$160
  Rating: Moderate
  Facilities:

Broadband and wi-fi access, in-room safe, mini-bar and refrigerator, complimentary tea/coffee making, hairdryer, valet parking ($28 for 24 hours), gymnasium, non-smoking rooms.

     
CityLife Auckland
171 Queen Street
  Rate: Studio with Kitchenette - NZ$189
  Rating: Moderate plus
  Facilities: 24 hour room service, broadband internet in all rooms, gymnasium, indoor heated swimming pool, restaurant and bar, business centre, parking ($35 per day), non-smoking with designated smoking areas.
 

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General Info & Things to do

Conference Organisers

Marg Craig
The Conference Team
E: marg@conferenceteam.co.nz
P: +64 3 359 2615
F: +64 3 359 2602
W: www.conferenceteam.co.nz

If you have any queries in relation to the conference, please contact Mandy at The Conference Team.

Venue SkyCity Convention Centre, 88 Federal Street, Auckland.

Airport Transfers
The airport is a 45 - 60 minute drive from the central city. A taxi fare is approximately NZ$65- $75 one way and a shuttle bus NZ$28. There is no public transportation from the airport directly to the hotels, but does stop at Sky City.

Documentation
It is your own responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation. If travelling from Australia, you will require a current passport valid at least 90 days beyond your stay in New Zealand. If you are not travelling on an Australian passport, a visa may be required - please check with your Travel Agent or your nearest New Zealand Embassy. www.nzembassy.com

Taxes and Tipping

All purchases in New Zealand include 15% GST. This is usually included in published retail prices. It is not customary or necessary to tip in New Zealand, however you may tip at your discretion for good service.

Water
Tap water is safe to drink.

Insurance
All insurance is the responsibility of the registrants. CASANZ, The Conference Organising Committee, The Conference Team and SkyCity Convention Centre accept no liability for death or illness or injury / accident to or financial loss by any person attending the conference, whatever the cause. Registration of the delegate will indicate acceptance of these terms.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations must be in writing to The Conference Team. If, following your registration, you are unable to attend please notify the organiser as soon as possible to arrange a transfer of registration or a partial refund. Notification received by 01 June 2011 will incur a NZ$150 administration fee. For cancellations notified after 17 May 2011, refunds will be made at the discretion of the organising committee and paid at the conclusion of the conference. There will be no refunds made for late arrival or early departure from the conference.

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