• The city is very beautiful and can get hot in the summer. Baking hot. Everyone goes regularly to the beaches – Piha is especially popular, but there are hundreds of secluded grey sand beaches above Auckland with great waves for surfing.
• In recent times there has been a big influx of Japanese and other Asian students and immigrants in the city. They are now a very visible presence but there is a lot of prejudice towards them.
• Auckland is the world’s largest Polynesian city. There are more people from the Cook Islands living in Auckland than there are in the Cook Islands.
K Road (Karangahape Road) is the closest we have to a Red Light District.