We fly into Auckland from Christchurch (from 2 weeks on South Island) on March 5 at 1:20 pm. We leave on March 11 at 6:30 pm for the US. I would like to see all of the places listed in the subject line, but I suspect it would be best to choose to go north of Auckland or go south of Auckland and not try to see everything. I am sure we will be tired and will welcome lots of relaxing beach time, but since it is our first trip to NZ, we hate to miss out. What do you suggest stick to the north or to the south or try and do it all? If just north or south, which one and why?