The western arm of the bridge is getting close to completion, the main work now is towards having the raising portion of the bridge ready to put in place. The walk paths on both sides of the roadway are huge, perhaps to encourage walkers to make use of the bridge as part of a route around the Town Basin?
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.