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LNah
24-12-2014, 05:20 PM
This is the off topic thread for regulars in this New Zealand Chess forum.

I'd like to see it used for the following:
* Share of NZ related information that isn't related to chess
* Share of NZ links + information about the area or period around a NZ chess tournament.
* OFF topic discussion of regulars within the New Zealand Chess forum

For example
2015 NZ Open is about to start. While the there is a thread about it, it is mostly chess related discussion (as it should be). This thread could perhaps be used to share information about Auckland (eg places to eat, things to see). Some of the information could be of use to any visitors coming to Auckland for other tournaments too later in the year.

If people object to this, please ask the moderator to delete this thread.

LNah
24-12-2014, 05:28 PM
Information about bus, train + ferry services. 23 Dec 2014 Auckland Transport Press release (https://at.govt.nz/about-us/news-events/public-transport-holiday-timetables/) has info and links to timetables. If you’re using a Fullers ferry, a special timetable will run from Wednesday 24 December to Sunday 4 January.
Fullers ferry timetable for 25 December 2014 - 4 Jan 2015 (pdf file) https://at.govt.nz/media/852011/fullers-christmas-2014.pdf

If you are looking up bus, train or ferry timetables please use Auckland Transport's website (http://at.govt.nz). Google maps is good for directions and locating the bus stops. However it links to an old site. Instead of pointing that domain to the new site, they left it as is, with out of date information.

There's usually major road works or disruptions to train services over the holiday period as this is when a lot of maintenance/scheduled work is being done. Auckland Transport's page on planned roadworks (https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/road-works-disruptions/)

There's usually more - I'll edit it when I can find a better summary of roadworks.