bazzer:tardtasticx:lapimate:tardtasticx: ...I read that they can only post metro cards to people who live in that area so I'll get one when I arrive. They seem to be just like the snappa cards they use in Wellington when I went there last year.
No, not "just like snappa cards". Wellington Snapper cards you can buy from eg bookshops w.o. fuss. Metrocard you have to supply 2 forms of ID name address etc. Ostensibly so that if Metrocard lost you may reclaim the credit but it looks more like an attempt at a marketing spam ploy (there is an "opt out" tick box ...). Snapper cards you can optionally register online - your choice. I was hoping to send some Metrocards as a gift from outside Christchurch - that is impossible and you cannot prepay. An ECan bureaucratic fail.
Wait so will I have to get my uncle to register for me or something? Does the proof of address have to be in CHCH?
My wife and I got them when we visited Chch. It was not a hassle, I don't believe you need to live there to get one (at least you didn't back then). As I recall, it was way cheaper to get to the airport with one than to pay for the bus/taxi.
Yeh my family down there said they'd be more than happy to run us to and from the airport so its only transport around town. I'd feel really weird on the bus with suitcases and stuff. lol I do remember when we last went down, the drains outside the airport and the road had a thin layer of ice because it was minus something degrees. Never ever experienced that before. Bring on humidity free summer! Woo