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Cheap and offbeat Auckland

Auckland, New Zealand  will host the Rugby World Cup – one of the world’s largest sporting events – in 2011, but there are plenty of cheap and offbeat reasons to get to know it now. 

Harriet Baskas writes 's popular weekly column, The Well-Mannered Traveler. She is the author of the , and a columnist for USATODAY.com. You can follow her on .