So, I've been in New Zealand for about two weeks now. Got into Auckland with my bike, rode to Te Puke and got a job picking kiwis. Pretty hard labour but decently paid... once the season is over I'll be back on the road. Anyone got anything to say about this place? There doesn't seem to be much of a counterculture, or trains that go anywhere, or street vending and music, or unlocked dumpsters... up in the north island everything seems to have a fence or pricetag, but I did manage to find cool places to sleep every night on the waydown here. Lest it seem like I'm just complaining, got to say people here are unbelievably friendly and helpful. First night here this big Maori dude found me sleeping in a park and ended up hanging out for hours giving me a newbies boxing lesson. .