Auckland



a seaport on N North Island, in New Zealand.
Contemporary Examples

Nevertheless, doubts persist in Auckland and Wellington about the Greenwald-Dotcom linkup.
Greenwald, Assange, and Snowden Join Forces with Kim Dotcom in New Zealand Election Lennox Samuels September 16, 2014

Dotcom was arrested in a mansion he was renting outside of Auckland, New Zealand.
The Rise and Fall of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload: 8 Burning Questions Answered Andrew Carter July 11, 2012

The unnamed man got “nowhere near” the royal couple and is expected to appear at Auckland District Court tomorrow.
Man Arrested for Plotting Attack on Charles and Camilla Tom Sykes November 11, 2012

Historical Examples

There’s an Auckland proverb, that a new-chum never does any good until his nose has grown.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay

But I have digressed inordinately, and must get back to Auckland forthwith.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay

He assailed in 1822 two large pas near where the suburbs of Auckland city now spread.
The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves

We send steers to Auckland market two or three times a year.
Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2) William Delisle Hay

Early in 1857 he visited Auckland, with the object of making an appeal to the governor for good government among the Maoris.
A History of the English Church in New Zealand Henry Thomas Purchas

It is quite separate, and was left me by my Uncle Ned in Auckland.
The Lock And Key Library Various

The present church was erected in 1876, and is reputed to be the first concrete building erected in Auckland.
The City of Auckland John Barr

noun
the chief port of New Zealand, in the northern part of North Island: former capital of New Zealand (1840–65). Pop: 420 700 (2004 est)
Auckland [(awk-luhnd)]

Largest city and chief port of New Zealand, located in the northwestern part of the North Island.

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