The AUCKLAND INTERNATIONAL SEAFARERS CENTRE Inc
Serving Seafarers in the Ports of Auckland, New Zealand
114 Quay Street,  Auckland City,  New Zealand
09 373 4352            seafarersmission@xtra.co.nz


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What we offer

The Auckland Seafarers Centre is across the road from the wharves and a short 5 minute walk from the Ports of Auckland TINLEY STREET GATE where the Security van will drop seafarers. This makes the Centre very popular and accessible to the seafarers who come into the port of Auckland. The road that separates the port and the city is called Quay (pronounced Key) Street. The Seafarers Mission is on the first floor of number 114 and you will find us opposite the Captain Cook and Marsden Wharves.         

Transport may be available (eg from Chelsea Sugar Wharf). Please phone +64 (0)21 646 640 (John) or +64 (0)272 387 087 (Philip)

  • Opening Hours:
    0900 - 2200 Monday to Saturday & 1300-2200 on Sundays.
    These hours of opening may be extended when a cruise ship is in the port.

  • The Chapel
    In the centre of our Club is the Mariners Memorial Chapel of St Peter. It is always available to you just to sit in, think about loved ones and maybe say a prayer or two.

    You are invited to join the Church and Community of St James (Presbyterian) whose Sunday services are held in the chapel at 10am.

 

  • The Shop
    We have a small shop with basic necessities and some souvenirs available. Beer is available for sale; tea and coffee is freely available
  • Telephones
    We have at least four phone lines available for you to use (normally 6 in the evening). Chance is that you don't have to wait in line to make a phone call although on busy evenings there can be a wait. Our phone charges are kept as low as possible so that you can spend as long as possible phoning home for your dollar. We also sell some of the cheapest phone cards in Auckland. There is a small additional charge if you wish to use your own phone card.
  • Internet/email
    Check your email. We have 3 internet terminals for seafarers' use with broadband connection with Skype and Yahoo Messenger and a webcam, We also have a wireless broadband connection for laptops. We make a small charge for use of the computers or the wireless system to cover our costs.
  • Money Exchange
    We will change your money into NZ dollars for you at the best possible rates, and help you in every way that we can. Unfortunately we cannot change NZ currency into foreign currencies.
  • Pool tables and Games
    We have a pool table, two table tennis tables and many other smaller table-top games are available.
  • T.V.
    We have TV available at all times with some foreign language programmes
  • Books and magazines
    are available to read in our comfortable lounge and many are available for you to take away free of charge.
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  • Bibles and New Testaments
    are available in various languages free of charge (donations are welcome)
  • Sports
    Various sports, e.g. soccer and basketball, can sometimes be arranged with sufficient notice.
  • Chaplains
    Chaplains are always available. Please contact the Centre or after hours phone Rev John +64 (0)21 646 640. all discussions with a chapalin are treated as confidential. If you have any thing you wish to discuss or if you have any concerns please see a chaplain or one of the volunteers at the Centre. We have good relations with local unions, the ITF and NZ government agencies and can put you in touch with the appropriate organisation who should be able to assist you.

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