'Good evening Auckland, kia ora' - Sir Paul McCartney enchants crowd with greatest hits at Auckland concert

Sir Paul McCartney rocked out with thousands of fans last night at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium, kicking off his 39 song set list with Beatles classic A Hard Day's Night.

The former Beatles star promised a "big party" last night as he wrapped up his world tour after 36 shows. 

The concert marked the first time Sir Paul has performed here in 24 years.

"Good evening Auckland. Kia ora tena koutou katoa" Sir Paul said before he told the crowd to expect "some old songs, some new songs and some in between songs."

"This is fantastic to be back. We are going to have a great time here this evening I have got a feeling."

His set list, made up of about 70 percent of Beatles material, included iconic anthems such as Hey Jude, Let It Be, Band on the Run and Live and Let Die as well as the 2015 number one single in New Zealand FourFiveSeconds, Sir Paul's collaboration with Rihanna and Kanye West.

On Friday night 30 trucks worth of equipment was unpacked at the stadium and assembled by 100 crew members.

Sir Paul spent some time in Hawke's Bay this week ahead of his one off New Zealand show and described the area as "beautiful" and saying it has "echoes of Scotland".

He posted a short clip to his Facebook page from what is believed to be Hawke's Bay, where he gushes over the beautiful scenery behind him.

"Hey there, so I finally got to New Zealand, wow, it's been a little while. It's beautiful, look at that!" He says gesturing behind him at the ocean.

"Looking forward to the gig on Saturday night in Auckland. Hope to see you there.

"Come on, let's rock!"