Arrived in NZ on Saturday 2nd March. New Zealander's reputation for being friendly starts right away with warm and humorous welcome from border and customs officers and its still only 430am. (They say something about the queen) Where I come from is illegal to smile this early in the morning and to say what they said about the queen.
Out hostel is in the centre of Aukland. Our repatriated Kiwi friend Duane acts as our tour guide for the day. As cities go, Aukland is nice. View from Mount Eden serves to confirm this.