General Information


Auckland has a warm-temperate climate with typical daytime temperatures in April ranging from 13 – 20 degrees Celsius. April is the beginning of Autumn and can have days of constant sunshine and favourable temperatures, as well as cooler, and overcast days with rain.  Two layers of clothing is recommended.  

To view Auckland's current weather situation, click here.


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

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.


Dress for all sessions is smart casual.


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

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.


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

Name badges will be given to all delegates on registration. We ask that you wear your badge at all times.


Parking at the Aotea Cente is accessible from the Civic Carpark, Multi-storey parking facility under Aotea Square. Entry from Greys Ave or Mayoral Drive

Find further information here.

Public transport in Auckland

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  or use the journey planner here.

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.


New Zealand is one of the first places in the world to see the new day, New Zealand is 12 hours ahead of GMT from April - September each year.

Visitor Information Centres

i-SITE is New Zealand’s official visitor information network. I-SITEs are staffed by friendly and professional people with extensive local knowledge. 


New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

Use these simple guidelines while exploring Aotearoa:

Protect natureKeep New Zealand cleanBe preparedDrive carefullyShow respect

Tiaki means to care for people, place and culture. 

Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Welcome to New Zealand.