A bumblebee robbing a kowhai flower. In other words, it's stealing the nectar by bitting in through the side of the flower, without getting any pollen on it for pollination. (Silvereyes do the same thing.)
The Garland Community Garden this year is filled with bumblebees.
Insect was about half an inch in length. Had yellow upper body and a black lower body with orange pockets on back legs.
A bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they also occur in South America. They have been introduced to New Zealand and the Australian state of Tasmania.