With the help of Google Maps I found the Papakura RSA. It wasn't that difficult really, just one road from the off ramp at Papakura and once I got there I realised I'd been there before. From West Auckland it took just over an hour to get there due to peak hour traffic on all 3 motorways, North Western, SH 20, Southern Motorway. Whew!
I have to say there is a noticeable difference in topics of conversation between Westies and Southerners. Needless to say I learnt a few things.
The company was great, the food too. Definitely worth the drive over.
Now I've been to the Pukekohe dinner and the Papakura dinner it's your turn. Time for you to visit the New Lynn RSA for the West Auckland dinner.