Auckland is a city in New Zealand. It is on the North Island and it is surrounded by many lakes and volcanoes. It is between the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. About 1.4 million people live there. The ocean influences the climate of Auckland. The summers are warm, with average temperatures of about 23˚C in January and February. Winters are cloudy and wet. Auckland began life in 1840 and has grown into a large modern city. It has a relaxed lifestyle, with many people enjoying sailing. There are lots of interesting shopping areas, plus cafes, restaurants and clubs. The main attractions in Auckland include the two large harbours, Auckland Domain (a large park) and the beaches.
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