Following the tragic event on Friday 15 March in Christchurch, New Zealand’s threat level has been lifted to high for the first time ever. This has triggered a number of actions to keep people safe. People considering travel to New Zealand for business, education or a holiday are advised to seek travel advice from their own government. Currently, we are not aware of any countries advising against travel to New Zealand.
New Zealand, like the rest of the world is unfortunately not immune to events however, this event is unprecedented in New Zealand. New Zealand has responded to the event by strongly condemning the actions of those responsible for the attack.
Additional security screening measures are in place in Christchurch. It is recommended that visitors arrive early to check in for their flights.
New Zealand has a national biosecurity system that is considered one of the most robust in the world. Please refer to this website for more information
Auckland Airport is serviced by several international airlines. Click here to find out more.
For Auckland Domestic Airport information please Click here.
For domestic travellers, there are also intercity coaches which will arrive in the centre. Click here to read more
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
Auckland has a warm-temperate climate with typical daytime temperatures ranging from 15 – 22 degrees Celsius in May.
Auckland has a changeable maritime climate. May is a great time to visit. You will need medium layers of clothing along with a light jacket and rain coat during the day.
The currency used is New Zealand dollar. Banking hours are usually 0900 -1600hrs, Monday to Friday. Automatic Teller Machines are well spread throughout Auckland. International credit cards are accepted throughout the country banks, most hotels and city stores
If you do not wish your details to be provided to sponsors or other delegates, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form
New Zealand uses a 240 volt 50 cycle system with 3 pin flat plugs
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
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
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 social and optional events
SkyCity Auckland: Car parking is available in the SkyCity carpark. Entrances are on Federal Street and Hobson Street. A discounted parking rate is available if you ‘validate’ your parking ticket at the parking validation machine located on Level 4 of the SkyCity Convention Centre.
Train and bus services run from Auckland's suburbs directly to and from the city centre. Full timetables and pricing can be found on the Auckland public transport website here.
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.
Taxi ranks are located outside the arrivals area (door 8) at the international terminal. You can pre-book your taxi on this website or just turn up at the terminal ranks – taxis are always available.
Super Shuttle offers a shared ride option. The shuttles operate from the Shuttle rank at the airport (not the taxi rank) located outside the arrivals area (door 8). Bookings can be made on the Super Shuttle website or just turn up at the terminal ranks
New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, 12 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
No vaccinations are required to enter New Zealand