Every year a small horde of Wellingtonians descend on Chimera to run and play games. Who wants to be in this year?
The posse traditionally gathers at Wellington airport for a ~15:00 departure. We meet up with the Christchurch squad at the other end, and get a minivan to get us to Motu Moana (~$110, split however many ways). We book a return minivan to get us to the airport about 19:00 (give or take Auckland traffic), for return flights at 20:00 or 21:00 (allowing some decompression in the food court).
If you are flying JetSuck or have booked a return flight before 19:30 you may need to arrange your own transport from Motu Moana as we cannot guarantee making your checkin.
Our normal flights are NZ0446 or NZ0486 (departs Wellington 14:55, $199) on Friday, returning on NZ0475 (departs Auckland 20;15, $139) or NZ0469 (departs Auckland 21:00, $119). Given that 0446 is nearly full price six months out, I've investigated alternatives; the next best price point is probably NZ0450, departing 13:25, which is $179. Though you'd probably need to wait around the airport for a while for others to turn up.
Edited: to include correct flight numbers. The ones I had given went Auckland - Wellington rather than Wellington Auckland. I hope nobody had booked them yet.
Edited: Updated prices.