New Zealand is a modern country with a rich heritage that is strongly influenced by the indigenous Maori culture, the past British colony and its recent migrants, mainly from the Pacific Islands and Asia.
Located in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,200km east of Australia, New Zealand is made up of two main islands known as North and South Islands.
New Zealand is a place of rugged, natural beauty ranging from white sandy beaches and pristine marine reserves to Native sub-tropical forests, active and dormant volcanoes and majestic mountain ranges. The geography of New Zealand means you don’t have to go far to get to these spots, making it a paradise for travellers and adventurers.
For those who stay here, short or long term, New Zealand is a safe and friendly environment to live in.
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With a population of around 1.4 million, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and the country’s economic hub. Auckland is currently ranked 3rd in the world for quality of living accordingly to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey.
It is New Zealand’s most multicultural region and reflects the colourful and vibrant cultures of its people.
In addition to being surrounded by beaches, islands and native bush, Auckland has great cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries – so there is always plenty to do, see and explore.
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New Zealand is an island country and enjoys a moderate, maritime climate with no extreme weather conditions.
However, the weather can change quickly.