Auckland Tamaki Makaurau: A City of Two Realities
By Lana Lopesi
Unlike much of the world, Auckland welcomed 2021 with New Year’s Eve celebrations in the thousands, and many traveled across the country or retreated to beach-front locations. There was a celebratory air, like we had come out the other side of a pandemic with very slight scratches while it continued to ravage the rest of the world. Our pandemic experience was a distortion of what others knew.