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    • leigh767's Profile Photo

      Moving to Auckland! Help needed

      Auckland Jun 5, 2015 at 10:14 PM

      Hello all! I'm moving to Auckland in a few months! Very excited to be back in a beautiful city in a beautiful country. Have done some research for the move but I still have some questions related to administrative matters and would love input from VTers. For context, this won't be my first time living in a place that isn't my home country. In fact, quite the opposite. Been a nomad for a long time so just need to know the specifics for NZ for consideration. Thank you for any help you can offer!

      1. Which bank is better to set up a savings account? The most important thing would be customer service and that online banking is available.
      2. Which credit cards are best to get/ should I consider getting? There are so many options; I tend to prefer those that help you accumulate miles or those that offer points which can then be converted into miles (no surprises there!)
      3. I hear that insulation isn't great in buildings. Other than wearing jackets indoors, any tricks to save on electricity/heating bills?

      Thanks again!

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      Re: Auckland - Russell - Cape Reingi

      by fachd Online Now May 17, 2010 at 4:24 PM

      Time factor is important as we have only 7 nights, if we hire car from the Auckland airport and drive to the ferry terminal.

      Do you know (a) how much is the cost to Russell by ferry and (b) is the Ferry Terminal close from the airport.

      Are there other important factors we should know?

      Thanks

      2 Answers Aug 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM
    • Bikes

      by woodysplace Online Now Apr 1, 2010 at 9:24 PM

      Are you able to take push bikes across on the ferry or do you need to use the car ferry.

      2 Answers Apr 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM
    • Bay of Islands via cruise ship

      by DianeUS Online Now Sep 30, 2009 at 2:27 PM

      Hello! We will arrive in Bay of Islands by Princess Cruise Ship. We would like to not book an excursion through the cruise line. How do we get from the cruise docking area to Paihia? thank you!

      6 Answers Nov 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM
    • Water temperature

      by frederikranke Online Now Jul 21, 2009 at 6:51 AM

      What's the normal water temp in the Bay of Islands in the (NZ) summer?

      1 Answer Nov 3, 2011 at 9:01 PM
    • 2 days to Bay of Islands

      by Colleen52 Online Now Jul 18, 2007 at 5:51 PM

      We will be in Auckland for a couple of days before our cruise. Would we be better to take a commercial tour to the Bay of Islands or to hire a car and drive ourselves?

      4 Answers Jul 23, 2007 at 3:14 PM
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      Best town for Bay of Islands base

      by Grevil Online Now Oct 21, 2006 at 6:13 AM

      Can anyone tell us the best town to stay as a base for the Bay of Islands area?

      Also any recommendations for good medium grade accommodation in the area

      We are 2 couples planning to visit in early January 07

      Many thanks,

      Grevel

      18 Answers Apr 10, 2007 at 8:23 AM
    • Sailing TRIP

      by Geroedel Online Now Aug 23, 2004 at 11:54 PM

      Hi hey! Anyone experience with sailing trips in the bay of islands? We want to do a one day sailing trip- rather a small boat/small group....We is the best place to start?? How much will it be? Thank you for the infomation!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2004 at 8:07 AM
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      Birthday Bash at Bay of Islands

      by Audrey118 Online Now Feb 2, 2004 at 11:09 PM

      A gang of us - all schoolmates 20 years ago are planning for a birthday bash with many of us flying in from Australia, New York and some from Asia (like myself) for an overnight Auckland and then on drive to Bay of Islands. I am looking for tips on whereabout to stay, dine and pamper ourselves. Money issue is secondary; we just wanna have a memorable week together.

      21 Answers Oct 24, 2006 at 2:32 AM