I recently arrived back in Wellington from the Startup Nations Summit in Mexico. On my flight from Auckland to Wellington on 29 November 2015, I passed over the Karori Rip just south of Mana Island.
The Karori Rip is an interesting phenomenon, basically a standing wave formed in specific tidal conditions in Cook Strait. In this case, it was high tide on the Pacific (left) side, and low tide on the Tasman (right) side. In the photo, you can see the wave roiling.
Then, on the same flight, approaching Wellington Airport from the north, I was welcomed back home by this:
I fall in love with Wellington over and over again. After being in the cities of North America with dubious air quality, she was truly a sight for sore eyes.