I walked along the walkway from domestic to international and paid the departure tax.
Although the boarding pass I have says 8pm, the screens here say 9:15pm, which is not a good sign!
I have everything I need, I think, except for my pyjamas, which I realised were not packed. It's not the end of the world. That's it for now. I only have a short time on the net here, so I won't be hanging around. It's a warm evening here in Auckland.
Let's see how the climate changes as the trip porgresses.