Does anyone know a good, reasonably priced hotel preferably in central Auckland?
Try the map feature on www.booking.com. we've had great success with it on our own trips.
Try The Elliott Hotel. It's an Apart'hotel, but I have found really great rates comparable to a standard hotel room, but you get a lot more room. Their units range from studios to 2 Bedrooms. Location very convenient, lot of good restaurants and shopping nearby, easy access to public transit. Kitchenette in the units really handy. Stocked with enough pots and pans that you can save money by cooking some meals.
Thank you both so much for your answers, I will try both the map idea and the Apart'hotel!
Not sure if you've already booked, but I stayed at the Best Western President Hotel, which is very centrally located and I believe reasonable for it's location. I used points when I stayed, but I don't remember the price being too terribly high.