This is not a UX Auckland event, but Gather is an unconference, where the participants give the talks. I really recommend this event to anyone that is interested in Design, Development, Ukulele...
Info - http://gathergather.co.nz/
Cost - $49
The Sessions are divided into multiple 40-minute blocks.
You have free rein to do absolutely anything you want. They can be show-and-tells, discussions, lessons, or even just a sit-down-and-make-stuff.
You don’t have to be the expert to host a session. Suggest a topic and see if anyone is interested in helping you run it. Sessions are not meant to be a series of lectures – everyone is encouraged to participate.
I encourage UX AKL to host a session or 3. I have done a few sessions in the past, but I'd really like to see more UX'ers in the mix. If you are interested, hit me up, if you need help hosting a session, hit me up, if you just want to talk to someone and bounce ideas off, hit me up.
This is worth your time :)