Whangarei Museum puts on a Medieval Fayre including jousting, along with all the paraphernalia of costumes, swords, lances, horses and armor. people enter the spirit of the occasion by dressing up/ down in period costume to add to the color of the occasion.
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.