The shore back in the 50/60/70's used to be great for getting across to Auckland City.

Wife had a cousin in the Navy living over there and it was quite an easy trip to town.

Auckland is a pr*ck of a place in today's world, used to fly up there 3 times a year for accounting conferences, mainly to do with take-overs (6 of them) and new financial reporting.

Stayed in Hotels' where most of the meetings' were held, great being chauffer driven to airport, etc.