So you need a place to stay (Auckland)
If you have been employed and will be getting a good pay...
Some good places to live in:
Remeura (where a lot of NZ stars and successful people lives)
These places starts at $ Protected content week
Don't be surprised if it is $ Protected content week.
Good suburbs near enough to the city:
Mt Wellington (not very nice for living though as it is industrial like)
West Harbour (nice but a bit far)
Just to name a few...
I will think