There are approximately 7,392 miles between Texas & Auckland, NZ! By the numbers:
*3 1/2 hour flight to LAX, 12 hour flight to Auckland from LAX
*NZ is 17 hours ahead of our time zone at home. Can you do the math quickly on that one to figure out what time it is? Because I can't! To make it easier, I try to remember NZ is a day ahead & 7 hours behind our time. So if it's Monday 7:00pm in Texas, it is Tuesday Noon in NZ. Don't ask me about daylight savings time. I have no idea how that comes into play.
We will be staying on the North Island, in the Bay of Plenty...Google some pictures...it's beautiful!!