Today has been a good day: Got my clothes laundered, booked some 4 nights in Paihia and a bus ride there on Friday, and spent some time in town. I ran to a couple of weird things. Red people handing out pieces of a big puzzle. Giant people walking around making normal people scared and happy. And about 1000 Santa Clauses running a race in the Harbor. Bag Pipe practice alongside cricket practice seemed quite normal after that. Oh, and I bought me a pair of hiking shorts!! Soooo much nicer than my jeans...
The weather is very changing with fast moving clouds with occasional light rain showers. Sometimes a bit too warm, and sometimes a bit too cold. Perfect.
I have also got lot's of good information from a german couple who live in my dorm. They have been in New Zealand since August, and are leaving for home tomorrow. Lot's of pictures with good intel for me :)
Tomorrow I think I'll catch a boat to Waiheke Island just outside Auckland. Looks like a beautiful place.