Caught the ferry across the Cook Straight, from the South Island to the North Island, and were met by my long lost cousin Liz and her boyfriend Shane on the other side. It was great to see them both (the first time in 12 years for Liz and I!)
Liz and Shane had us round to their flat in the middle of Wellington for a meal (home cooking! Hurrah!) and then took us all around the city the next day. We had great weather and even saw Peter Jackson's house! I don't think he was in it, though. Shame. Wellies is a really beautiful city; colourful roofs tumbling down the hillsides and throughout the many bays to the waterfront. Very buzzy as well; lots of good nightspots!