We arrived in Auckland. At the airport we were screened for environmental hazards. I had a little bit of mud on my hiking boots and the officer took them and rinsed the mud off.
Taxi to our hotel. We are staying at the Crowne Plaza on Albert street in the Central Business District (CBD).
Went to the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph for Ash Wednesday. The service was a combined service with the Anglican Cathedral of Holy Trinity. It was a very nice service and included a lot of native Maori songs.