A beautiful beach that attracted a number of expensive houses to be built before the explosion of developments along the east coast over the last ten years.
Its population explodes as well, every Christmas until the end of the holidays when families make thier way back to "suburbia" in Auckland for another year.
Auckland is the commercial capital of New Zealand but anything to the North can be considered "Northland". Preferred destination for tourists and workers alike when surf, sand, diving and fishing is involved. It has a solid rural base of Dary, Beef and Sheep as well as horticulture and wineyards. Whangarei is the regional city on the way up to Cape Reinga at the northernmost tip of the island.