Whangarei is one of many places that celebrates the birthday of Queen of the Netherlands. A very popular event with dancing of several types, (Indonesian in this pan), many ethnic food stalls as well as fun events for children of all ages!
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.