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Arrival Issue #66 Summer 2018

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ARRIVAL New Zealand ■ 9 you when adventuring outdoors and stay sun-safe. Find tips and products at www.skin.kiwi ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL Those with mobility challenges have a valuable resource in Be Accessible's website – a comprehensive travel guide for both domestic and international travellers who travel with extra mobility needs. Find information on access for accommodation, activities, walks, transport and even equipment hire. www.beaccessible.org.nz I-SITE NETWORK Visitors can find out the best local attractions, transport options, accommodation providers and attractions at an i-SITE. i-SITEs are New Zealand's official information network with free maps and booking services. SAVE $$ Don't forget to redeem the great deals in the back of this Arrival magazine when you book direct with the operator! CULTURAL SUPPORT New Zealand is an inclusive place with resources available for visitors from different religions. Find reliable information on Halal Food, Meat Shops, the location of Islamic Centres and prayer times in New Zealand, among other useful information from the Kiwi Muslim Directory. New Zealand's only nationally recognised source of authentic information for Muslims. Visit the website for more information: www.muslimdirectory.co.nz. Jewish visitors can visit ahc.org.nz/kosher- kiwi/ for a 'Kosher Kiwi' guide of certified kosher places to eat while travelling around New Zealand. STAYING CONNECTED New Zealand has three mobile network operators: 2degrees, Vodafone, and Spark. The last two have been operating in New Zealand since the 1990s, while 2degrees started in 2009, bringing a fresh approach and lower prices to the mobile space, with usage combos starting from only $9. They offer free travel SIM cards to keep visitors connected while travelling, and coverage in almost 99% of the key areas in New Zealand. 2degrees are the only mobile network in NZ that allows you to make calls over WiFi, which comes in handy when visiting more remote places. If your mobile phone has roaming, that's great, but it works out more cost-effective to invest in a local prepaid SIM card. Internet, usually broadband, can be found at cyber cafes, accommodation providers, i-SITE Visitor Information Centres, and public libraries. Many public PCs are coin-operated ($1 & $2) and typical costs are $6 per hour. Libraries are often cheaper, and sometimes free. If you're travelling with a laptop and your room doesn't have Wi-Fi, try the public areas of your hotel, libraries or cafes with a wireless hotspot. Mobile phone providers also offer prepaid mobile broadband, such as 2degrees data-only NZ SIM. SAVE $$ Search out a SIM card that is tailored to the needs of travellers, such as the 2degrees Visitors SIM card, as they will have the best deals for international calls and text. 2degrees Carryover Combos last a full month and when you renew your combo you won't lose any unused data.

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