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Topic # 56966 30-Jan-2010 00:16
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Hi guys,


Just wondering how much monthly / yearly parking is on Shortland Street or Fort St in Auckland City these days?  I urgently need to know the approx cost as my friend from overseas is considering a job in the city.  As it is Auckland Anniversary weekend, I thought this place might give me the answer faster than waiting for a reply from them.


Much appreciated!

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  Reply # 294651 30-Jan-2010 15:50
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Hi, I rent a car park in Hyatt (corrner shortland and princess st) from turnament parking I pay $400 a month for a reserved park, but I know if your friend does not need a reserved parking which means he will have to find a spot each time he arrives it will cost him about $280 a month, but give turnament a call on 377 4040 to confirm the costs.

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  Reply # 294663 30-Jan-2010 16:52
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Parking costs in the CBD are horrific, for comparison unreserved monthly parking in Newmarket is ~$90/month compared to ~200-300+ in the CBD.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 294666 30-Jan-2010 17:10
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wow $400 a month just to park, i can almost get a flat for that in Rotorua lol



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  Reply # 294677 30-Jan-2010 18:21
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Thanks for your help guys. So referring back to casper021's post regarding unreserved parking at Tournament - this obviously doesn't guarantee that you will get a park I suspect.

Far out it is expensive. You really have to take ~$3500 into account when considering whether the salary is a good or excellent.

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  Reply # 294678 30-Jan-2010 18:24
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Hi, $280 does guarantee you a spot it just it is probably will be different each you arive, with reserved one it will be allways the same they will put your name on it :)

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  Reply # 294682 30-Jan-2010 18:57
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alternatively don't drive into work.

Our public transport system may not be excellent, but there are quite a few suburbs where multiple bus routes go through and so you can pretty much guarantee getting to work in a reasonable amount of time. If you live somewhere relatively close like Mt Eden then it's no more than about $3 a day last time I looked. That is a hell of a lot cheaper than parking, and it probably gets you to work quicker since buses use bus lanes. (and you can spend the time reading instead of driving). trains may also be an option depending on where you live.


and then you have things like mopeds, bicycles, walking etc.

TBH unless your job requires it you are probably better off not taking a car into the city at all.


If you live on the shore you can get the ferry from devonport. (I used to do that - a very relaxing way to start and end your day - they serve coffee and muffins etc in the mornings, and have a bar for a relaxing beer on the way home).   As a way to get home you can't really beat it IMO.

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  Reply # 294838 31-Jan-2010 12:31
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Buses and trains into the CDB aren't too bad depending where he's living. Otherwise drive to just outside the CDB and get 1 stage bus in.

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  Reply # 294847 31-Jan-2010 12:55
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maxx.co.nz for public transport options.




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  Reply # 294867 31-Jan-2010 13:15
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You also will find that parking rates will vary depending on the location and company used.

For example:
I have a weekday park on Airedale street for $150 per month (no minimum contract/joining fee), previously there was tournament - $199 (3 month minimum term plus joining fee) per month.
Wilsons had a promotion on their wakefield street park - It used to be around $160 per month, then they jacked those prices up significantly (something like $240 per month or something).

The moral of the story is that there are a lot of places offering carparks and their prices will vary greatly. Sure they might not be right next door - but the savings can be significant.

I did a quick google^H^H^H^H^H^H 'bing' and found this website (http://www.carpark.co.nz/index... ). I've never used it, but it seems to have a number of options in the CBD worth looking at.




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  Reply # 294882 31-Jan-2010 13:35
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Wow. Those prices are astronomical. With my employer (the one that actually pays me) we can get a Wilson spot on the fringe of the CBD for $12 a week (no minimum term).




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