The country is still basking in the glory of their recent victory over Australia in the Rugby World Cup. There is always a friendly rivalry between NZ and their larger Australian neighbors. That made the victory even sweeter.
NZ is currently engaged in a discussion about changing their national flag. The present flag is often confused with the Australian flag and carries the British Union Jack on the corner. Some would like to declare the NZ identity with a new flag. After reviewing hundreds of ideas these five have been put out for a citizen vote. The winner will then run against the current flag and a decision will be made.
Our hotel is close to the waterfront so we did our touring via bus and ferry and got a flavor,for the place.