The night is dark, only a hint of moon, obscured by low cloud. but the enthusiasm of the crowd, many decorated with small lights on a variety of costumes, cannot be hidden.
here, childrens entertainment is in spirited use.
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.