I was way to early for check-in at the Haka Lodge where I stayed in Auckland when I arrived there. I was offered to stay in the lounge until they where done cleaning. Instead I went for a shop to get some supplies.
On the way I visited a hairdresser to get my hair back to shape.
The trip led me then on the main (Queen) street where I actually browsed through a few of the shops. There where a lot of Asian fast food shops so I had some sushi for lunch before I went to the supermarket.
Meanwhile back at the ranch they had finished all the housekeeping and when I returned I could go to mz room and put my stuff into one of those nifty wooden lockers.