American Airlines usually arrive into Auckland early morning, so an afternoon arrival does not normally happen. Back on the 14th Feb AA82 had a technical issue just over an hour out of AKL heading for LAX and was forced to turn back to AKL.
B787-9, N831AA was the aircraft and seen here making an overweight landing back into Auckland.
You have just got to love the wing flex of the B787's
A surprise visitor to Auckland on the 5th February with the RNZAF's Seasprite NZ3612 taxing out, unusual, for 23L. I don't think he needed full length either. Anyway it was a nice surprise to see the Seasprite at AKL, all be it very briefly.