One Direction star's secret Auckland date

Last updated 13:10 22/04/2012
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One Direction pop star Harry Styles has secretly hooked up with an Auckland-based model - twice - while touring the country.

Styles, 18, met up with American model Emma Ostilly, also 18, on Thursday night and sampled Auckland's nightlife, according to UK newspaper The Mirror.

The pair hung out at Grey Lynn's Gypsy Tea Room before sharing a goodnight kiss outside the model's Auckland flat around 1.20am.

"They were enjoying themselves, laughing and joking together," one witness told The Mirror.

"They seemed very happy and relaxed and you could tell they have a history together. The pictures show they are still close."

Ostilly reportedly snuck into the boyband's Auckland hotel - The Langham - the following night, where dozens of Kiwi One Direction fans have been camped out since the group landed on Thursday afternoon.

"They went out again to a couple of bars in the city and then came back a few hours later," the witness said.

"She ended up getting a lift home with Harry's driver in the early hours of the morning."

It's believed Styles and Ostilly first met on the set of the group's second music video Gotta Be You, which was shot on location in New York - Ostilly's hometown.

The One Direction lads - made up of Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan - have made the most of their time in the City of Sails, having checked out Britomart bar 1885, watching the Kiwis lose to the Kangaroos in the ANZAC test match at Eden Park, jumping off the Sky Tower and getting inked at a Karangahape Rd tattoo parlour.

Last night thousands of "Directioners" packed out West Auckland's Trust Stadium for the second of back-to-back sold out shows.

The group has now left Auckland, arriving in Wellington around midday.

Around 50 screaming and crying teenage girls were at Wellington Airport to seem disembark their plane and briefly wave to fans, before being whisked off the tarmac in a white van.

Fan Leilani Manu, 13, said she had missed out on tickets to tonight's Wellington concert, but catching a glimpse of them in the flesh "more than" made up for it.

"I just love them," she said.

Fans had been rushing to the gate of every arriving plane in the hope of catching a glimpse of the boys all morning.

Kendall Northcott, 12, of Wellington, was among those waiting at the airport.

''They're really really good," she said.  "They're my favourite boy band."

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The group has already promised to return, announcing three New Zealand dates as part of their world tour next year. Tickets go on sale next Saturday.

- Auckland Now

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