We will be posting answers to the queries we receive.
- Do visitors to NZ pay the Goods and Services Tax? – yes. All goods and services (except certain financial transactions) in New Zealand are subject to a government 15% Goods and Services Tax, commonly known as GST. Overseas visitors cannot claim back GST, however some stores sell goods to overseas visitors exclusive of GST provided you show proof of onward travel arrangements (i.e. departure ticket). It is possible to purchase duty free and GST exempt goods upon arrival at all international airports in New Zealand. From http://www.wellingtonnz.com/visitor-information/visiting-new-zealand.
- What does MetLib stand for? – the IFLA Metropolitan Libraries section. This section has an annual conference hosted by a different library system each year.
- How do I find out about air travel to NZ? – try the Tourism NZ website as a place to start planning your trip. Also check out the other sites on our links page.
- What will be the temperatures be like in Auckland during May? – temperate: about 20 degrees Celsius during the day and 15 degrees at night. There might be some rain. Bring a range of clothes.
- Is there information for partners and families accompanying participants in MetLib 2014? – yes, the planning team will be offering ideas and tips. Auckland offers lots of variety for an interesting stay, active or relaxing.
- Is there really anything to do in Auckland? [OK, not a real FAQ] The New York Times thinks so! See its travel piece from May 2013
- What is being arranged for the visits to Wellington and Christchurch after MetLib in Auckland? A rich programme of visits and networking in each place.
- How long will the typical presentation be? – around 30 minutes plus lots of question and networking time.