Commonly referred to as the “City of Sails”, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city. With a population of 1.4 million, Auckland serves as the gateway to New Zealand and is home to about half of all migrants who land here.
It’s a desirable place to settle and offers its residents access to beautiful beaches, harbours, walking/biking trails and more. Known for its lively nightlife, cafe culture and fine dining, Auckland is rich in diversity.
Whether you’re located downtown or on the outskirts of the city, you’re likely to find an enjoyable lifestyle and a variety of career opportunities. As a commercial hub of New Zealand, there are over 160,000 businesses across a wide range of sectors. Major local industries include health, manufacturing, retail, IT and finance.
Auckland Council provides more information about all that Auckland has to offer.
Also, to learn more about Auckland and other regions of New Zealand, visit the Settlement Support New Zealand web pages or view this map.
This answer was last updated on 19 July, 2012.
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