At the clue box, the sun is properly up as Dallas nominates his mom to take the Road Block on the basis of the clue: "Who's got an eye for detail?" The sun is fully up as she makes her way through the ranks. Dallas interviews, "When I saw my mom down with those Maori warriors, the only thing I was hoping was please do not eat my mom." She gets it on the first try, and tells her warrior, "You're beautiful!" And they're on their way. "Those warriors were very, very cool." Toni says from the back seat of their car. Obviously, they did not eat her. I'm pretty sure cannibalism hasn't been practiced in this part of Auckland for months.
Terence and Sarah are excited to have found their rooftop. Apparently the clue points them to the rack of binoculars, which they will now have to use for "gnome-spotting." Yes, there are Travelocity gnomes positioned all over the downtown area, in locations visible from this rooftop. And they're "New Zealand wish list activities," Phil says. What, Travelocity has branded the phrase "wish list" now? Whatever. Anyway, each of the teams has to find a gnome and then go pick it up, since it has their next clue printed on the bottom. Sarah wants to search systematically, which sends Terence running in the other direction. "You are seriously killing me," she complains as she follows him to the other side of the roof, very much alive. Behind her, their camera swoops up to zoom in on the spire of the Sky Tower.
Dude, nice segue. Ken and Tina are up there somewhere, with her taking the lead and Ken cheering her on from the landing immediately below. They notice the tower swaying in the breeze. I know it's supposed to do that, but that can't be a good feeling. Tina has a minor freak-out, but holds it together quite well. Better than I probably would, in fact, and I'm six-two.
Marisa and Brooke have finally arrived at the marina. Apparently they can't navigate in the dark and had to wait for full morning to locate the place. The fact that they can't find the last knot isn't helping. Of course, their Amazing Cameraman knows right where it is, and keeps shooting right past them to zoom in tight on it. Dude, if I'm ever on the Amazing Race, I hope that when I'm this lost I'll remember to keep an eye on what my camera guy is pointing at. Unfortunately for the Belles, their cameraman has gone back to shooting a pair of idiots. Finally, after an entire commercial break, they find it and go to work. "It's like a puzzle," one of them says.