|We arrived to the lovely seaside resort of Mt Manganui on friday. Mt Manganui is a popular holiday spot for Auklanders and is a big surfing resort. It was lashing rain when got there. The hostel we stayed in was nice though and had free pizza and tea & cookies ready when we arrived. It continued to downpour for the two days we were there. So much for spending some time on the beach before heading to Aukland, so we pretty much sat in the hostel all day.