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Auckland - a city of opportunity - your city
A vibrant South Pacific city of 1,500,000 people, perched
within glistening harbours, surrounded by lush forests and
subtropical islands. Auckland, City of Sails, offers an incomparable
lifestyle, unique within New Zealand and the world.
Auckland is regularly voted one of the best lifestyle cities
in the world. Your on-the-water experience in the City of
Sails could be as thrilling as a race on board a grand prix
racing yacht, or as laid-back as a ferry cruise to one of
the dozen idyllic islands.
Built on an isthmus of 48 volcanoes, Auckland's fertile valleys
and islands are home to award-winning wineries.
Family attractions abound and the city has plenty of adrenaline
for adventure lovers. Indulge in Auckland's shopping, nightlife
and unrivaled cuisine. Auckland is one of the best places
in the world to live.
Auckland number 5 in world for lifestyle
Auckland and Wellington are among the top 12 places in the
world to live, according to an annual ranking of the world's
cities by quality of living.
Mercer's annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey, covering
215 cities, helps governments and multinational companies
place employees on international assignments.
Each city is ranked based on 39 criteria, including political,
social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety
and health, education, transport and other public services.
Cities are compared with New York, which has a base index
score of 100.
Zurich was ranked the best city to live in, while Baghdad
was the worst.
Auckland and Wellington both moved up the rankings this
year. Auckland went from eighth last year to fifth, on a score
of 107.3, and Wellington moved up from 14th to 12th with a
score of 105.8.
The moves were mainly due to strong internal stability relative
to other cities.
Auckland is the major economic and financial centre of New
Zealand. The city's economy is based largely on services and
commerce. Most major international corporations have an Auckland
office; the most expensive office space is around lower Queen
Street and the Viaduct Basin in the Auckland Central Business
District, where many financial and business services are located.
The largest commercial and industrial areas of the Auckland
Region are in the southeast of Auckland City and the western
parts of Manukau City, mostly bordering the Manukau Harbour
and the Tamaki River estuary.
According to the 2013 census, the primary employment industries
of Auckland residents are professional, scientific and technical
services (11.4 per cent), manufacturing (9.9 per cent), retail
trade (9.7 per cent), health care and social assistance (9.1
per cent), and education and training (8.3 per cent).
Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Henderson-Massey,
Howick, Mangere-Otahuhu, Otara-Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura
local board areas, retail trade is the largest employer in
the Whau local board are, while professional, scientific and
technical services are the largest employer in the remaining
urban local board areas.
The sub-national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Auckland
region was estimated at NZ$93.5 billion in 2016, 37.2 per
cent of New Zealand's national GDP. The per-capita GDP of
Auckland was estimated at NZ$58,717, the third-highest in
the country after the Taranaki and Wellington regions, and
above the national average of NZ$54,178.
In 2014, the median personal income (for all persons older
than 15 years of age, per year) in Auckland was estimated
Auckland is ranked 5th best city in the world in an international
survey ranking the world's cities for their "quality of life".
The survey, commissioned by Mercer Human Resource Consulting
found Auckland rated highly in terms of recreational opportunities,
from restaurants to sports activities. The city scored well
on housing, based on the attractiveness of rental houses and
apartments. There were also plenty of quality appliances and
New Zealand cities rated higher than overseas cities because
of the country's political stability, personal freedom, hospital
services, availability of consumer goods, climate and the
accessibility of sports and leisure activities.
Auckland itself is 50 miles across in any given direction,
and encapsulates the best of the 'Old World' - galleries,
museums and excellent coffee houses.
While Auckland and Sydney rated about the same on the quality
of the survey, Sydney was considerably more expensive. Regional
growth figures released yesterday show Auckland had 4.6 per
cent growth in the last calendar year, boosted by real estate
sales and economic optimism.
New Zealand has first class education, health, and many
other public services. Education, skills training, science
and research are getting an especially high priority because
of the critical role they play in high value economic growth.
Creative people - artists, performers, writers, musicians
and designers, are making a significant contribution to the
New Zealand is a rapidly changing and developing nation,
learning and applying that which is the best form from the
old world, but avoiding the pitfalls and continuously seeking
ways to improve its lifestyle.
New Zealanders' believe in all sincerity, that it is the
finest and safest country on the face of the globe to bring
up young families.
We look forward to you joining us.
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