As I write this, I am sitting in the Air NZ Koru lounge in Auckland awaiting my next flight. I arrived in Auckland earlier today, so it's only a quick visit. The purpose of the visit is quite clear - the arrival of the Boeing B787-8, N787BA, in New Zealand. In fact, this is the first landing of a Dreamliner in the southern hemisphere.
The day started early with a 7am departure from Wellington, and a comfortable ride to Auckland in the space + section of an Air NZ B737. Then it was a short wait for the B787, which arrived right on schedule around 10am.
On to the pictures... the first is a picture of the sunrise in Wellington and after that, a bunch of pictures of Boeing's newest model touching down and taxying. An awesome looking aircraft, one which I'm sure Air NZ and passengers are eagerly waiting for. More to come [including many other aircraft from the visit] in the next few days.