Fantastic is always the Skylines Skyrides and luge - awesome views, the Rainbow springs with the new water slide (and awesome "bush walk" - can't get lost there!) and a trip on the Lakeland Queen steam boat with lunch.
When visiting Christchurch take a guided tour on a red bus they have before and after videos going on VHS to show you what it was like in the city before the earthquakes and after.
loved staying on the North Shore it was Awesome everything is so close, super clean city would love to go back, public transport is great no need for a car!!
Right now Auckland is a great place to visit, and the nightlife is excellent whether you, like Dining out, nightclubbing or what have you. Then there is the spectacular Hauraki Gulf, and the amazing islands that lie around it. great for tramping etc. And the best part of all is the spectacular views you get from the top of places like Mount Eden or One Tree Hill.