Stretch out summer while sidestepping Omicron on the well-ventilated beaches of North Auckland, says NZ Herald, surveying the best of the Supercity’s regional parks. Nine of Auckland’s 28 regional parks are in North Auckland, and each is extraordinary in its own right. The most accessible is Long Bay Regional Park, at the northern tip of Auckland’s East Coast Bays. In contrast, Pakiri Regional Park and Te Arai Regional Park are the most remote of all of Auckland’s regional parks.