A final couple of comments on the trip to Auckland...
Auckland airport does not have a great reputation [in my arrogant opinion :-)] as a place to get good pictures. I realise that are places [like the dedicated public viewing areas off the airport] where you can get good shots, but not many that easy to get to or convenient - especially on site.
I did find one however. The airport company have conveniently built a large photography/ viewing area, cunningly disguised as a car park :-) Have a look at the first two pictures to see what I mean. The vantage point conveniently looks over the domestic terminal. You get [almost] unobstructed views of the taxiway and the entire runway.
A number of the photos on my other Auckland posts were also taken from this vantage point.
Anyway, I got to fly back to Wellington in Air New Zealand's lime-green coloured Boeing B737. At least it's not that colour on the inside!! As with the flight up, it was comfortable, and with Qantas recently re-introducing service on the main trunk we managed to get a small snack and a "free" beer as well :-) Yum.