Like a runway to the future, Auckland's northern motorway slices across oxidation ponds to reach Albany—a long-neglected rural backwater which is being abruptly transformed into a new city. Despite the speed of change, the district has refused to let its identity be quashed by the encroaching metropolis, and Albany in 1998 presents itself as a colourful mixture of country tenacity and urban flamboyance.
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