The Bombay Hills are a spur of the Hunua Ranges to the south of Auckland in New Zealand's North Island. They are located 40 kilometres southeast of Auckland, close to the town of Pukekohe. State Highway 1 here reaches its highest point between Auckland and Tirau in the eastern Waikato Region, 134 kilometres to the southeast. The Hunua Ranges are an area of hilly country to the southeast of Auckland in New Zealands North Island. ... Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest urban area in New Zealand. ... The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Pukekohe is a town in the Franklin district of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The New Zealand State Highway network is a network of roads covering the North and South Islands. ... Tirau is a small town of approximately 800 people in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand, 50 kilometres southeast of Hamilton. ... Waikato is the name of a region in the North Island of New Zealand. ...
Though only a small and seemingly insignificant range of hills, the hills have a deep significance for New Zealanders. It is at this point that the Auckland Region ends and the Waikato Region begins. Auckland Region is a local government region in New Zealand. ...
Aucklanders and other New Zealanders have a mostly light-hearted "love-hate" relationship. Stereotypically, Aucklanders view parts of the country "south of the Bombay Hills" as provincial and unsophisticated, while the rest of the country sees Aucklanders as brash and arrogant. For this reason, the boundary between Auckland and its southern neighbours bears great significance. People on both sides of the boundary are as likely to use the phrase "New Zealand stops at the Bombay Hills".
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