However, the regional AirNZ flights allow one carry-one of 5kg (I usually ignore this and get away with 7kg), plus personal bag, and two suitcases of 23kg each. AirNZ has told me they can't take a third suitcase but I could send it up as unaccompanied baggage although it still has to weigh no more than 23kg.
Driving up is not an option as I will be seriously time limited. The costs AirNZ quoted are close to what it would cost for me to fly up with two bags, store them, fly back and return with another two bags and this seems plain ridiculous.
Does anyone know of a service that will get my bags to Auckland in a cost-effective, fast manner?
(Don't suggest travelling light. I am leaving NZ and taking the last of my worldly goods on my flight is significantly cheaper than shipping them.)