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4 weeks today and Splore 08 is on!!

4 weeks today and Splore 08 is on!!
Lots of information to feed you as we get closer to the weekend of 8-10 February.
MONEY = AWOP ('Another Way of Paying'): For the first time at Splore an onsite cashless system called AWOP will be introduced for fast, easy monetary transactions at bars, merchandise, drinks stations, food and market vendors. Read about it here

PRE-SPLORE KIDS WORKSHOP: On the 19 January 11am - 4pm at Mt Albert Community Centre a kids workshop is being held for kids to make and create decoration for their very own kids zone at Splore 08. Kids 13 and under welcome. Thanks to the support of Creative Communities Auckland and our Kids Zone Coordinators Anne and Jamie Larnach. For more information contact or click here

DRESS UP FOR THE BUTTERFLY ZOO: Wondering what to wear for the magnificent salubrious and outrageous evening in The Butterfly Zoo? Fear not looking the part - thanks to the support of First Scene you can find dazzling slick attire for all you fabulous women and men to slip into the 1930's Shanghai club scene. Hire a costume from First Scene, 597 New North Rd, Kingsland, Ak and present your Splore ticket to receive a 10% discount. Want to know more about the Butterfly Zoo -click here

BUS TRANSPORT: We really want to encourage as many of you as possible to utilise the bus transport that we are providing for you. Travel in comfort, no traffic woes and help save the planet. We will be running bus transport from Auckland city on Fri 8 Feb leaving from Britomart and K Rd bus stop and one stop in Manukau City CBD. We will ensure the bus pick up from Britomart coincides with ferries from Waiheke Island and Devonport. There will be two picks up - one early afternoon 1pm and the other 6.15pm. The buses will return on Sunday at 2pm and 5pm. For more information email Bookings are essential and need to be made by 1 Feb.

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CAR POOLING: Come on Splorers fill your car up with as many people as possible. If you have spare in your car and you are happy to share a ride or if you need a ride, upload your details on the following website Parking space is limited and we encourage you to carpool as much as possible.

ONSITE SHUTTLE: We have a 25 seater shuttle to take families, kids, mums-to-be, grans and poppa's from the camping fields down to the beach. This will operate every 30 minutes between the hours of 10am - 10pm be of nominal cost. Good news NO steep path for 2008 - the only access is via the road down to the beach (5 mins walk from camping area)

CAMPING & PARKING: The camping and parking layout has changed from 2006. Now the parking fields are right next door to the camping fields which means that no vehicles at all will be allowed in the camping areas. We have allocated a family camping and parking area and on arrival at the ticket office you need to request a family camping pass which entitles you access into this area. To see a layout of the camping/parking area click here

TICKETS: Flying out the door - we have extended our $160 + BF timeframe but tickets will shortly be full price $175 + BF. Your ticket price does include camping and parking. You can book your tickets online or find out what outlets you can buy directly from here

FEATURE PERFORMING ARTIST: Empress Stah is an internationally renowned Trapeze Artist, Neo-Burlesque Starlet and Twisted Cabaret Performer whose work has taken her form London to New York to Tokyo, Moscow & Sydney. She our star international act to perform extraordinary feats in the Butterfly Zoo on the Saturday night - dont miss her!

Its a hot summer and a hot festival - see you all there


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