And on to the things we will miss…
Endless beach options. East Coast or West Coast? White sand or black? Busy or remote? We are truly spoiled for choice in Auckland.
Volcanoes to picnic on and watch the sun make its glorious descent.
Vino from NZ’s lush vines.
Palm trees. Of many varieties. Just outside our front door.
Really. Good. Yoghurt. And cheese. NZ dairy is top notch.
Stonefruit in February.
Consumables made in your very own city. The fact that the hummus you ate for lunch today was made just down the road.
Feijoas in April.
That soft, enchanting light at Bethells Beach on Friday nights.
Baby sheep on One Tree Hill.
Cheap car insurance.
Pumpkin. So abundant and plentiful. Not to mention versatile.
Movies in Parks.
The All Blacks. In particular, Dan Carter, Piri Weepu, and Sir Richie McCaw.
Lemon curd frozen yoghurt from The Store. And Kohu Road Cardamon Ice Cream. Have I mentioned the dairy here is just unreal?
Laid-back, hospitable locals (on the whole.)
The melodic songs of exotic winged creatures.
New Zealand, you have surely been good to us! We shall never forget your greatness or beauty.