The prospect of the next America's Cup being defended on our shores remains a possibility.
It comes as the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand have extended the selection period for the three shortlisted offshore venues.
They are Spain, Ireland and Saudi Arabia.
Team New Zealand Chief Executive Grant Dalton told Mike Hosking the extension will also give them time to see if it's possible to hold the next event here.
"I mean Auckland will always be in the mix, to even really be asked whether it is sort of an unusual question."