Auckland city has a tendency to be pretty and at the same time quite daunting. I almost feel like there is a sense of competition. When you go to Symonds Street you see the beautiful old buildings and the St.Paul's sort of structures and then you go down Queen Street you see clutter of culturally and diverse scenes and they look metropolitan. And then there is Ponsonby, the habitat of the alternative. Massey and Henderson, of the mixed and middle class.
I mean, its nothing new for a major city. But you know what I mean. Auckland is more of the global city than Christchurch is not. And will not become I hope.