"I Love You"
Auckland love tale
The legend of Tāmaki Makaurau
Often referred to as "Tāmaki of a thousand lovers", this area near Auckland is a place that’s highly sought after for its fertile volcanic soils. Legend has it that an ancient love story brought about a fierce battle of incantations. So fierce, it created deep cracks in the earth, thrusting upwards the many volcanic cones scattered across the region today.
Auckland love facts
- You can still use pigeon post to send your Valentines cards on Great Barrier Island just off the coast of Auckland.
- In the native Maori language, 'I love you' is 'Kei te aroha au ki a koe'.
- Gay and trans couples have been able to marry in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand since August 2013.
- More than love erupts in Auckland, as there are about 50 volcanoes in the area.
- Sugar Club is a recent addition to the Auckland gastronomic scene. This 200m high fine dining establishment offers astonishing views from the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest structure.
Love survival phrases
You look lovely tonight.
Will you marry me?
Would you go on a date with me?
I love you more and more each day.
You bring out the best in me.
You are the best part of my day.
You are my soul mate.
I am nobody without you.
Can I tie your shoe? Because I can't have you fall for anyone else.
I'm no organ donor but I'd be happy to give you my heart.