Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, it is also the world largest Polynesian city and with over 220 ethnic groups, the world's fourth most diverse. This makes for a busy, interesting, multi cultural environment with wide variety of attractions, be they cultural, event, innovation, business, education or environmental.

Auckland’s population of approximately 1.7 million people is spread out over a large area with both an extensive harbour setting and with 48 old volcanic cones dotted across the landscape. Residential and environmental attractions range from inner city living to living on islands, in forests and hills, farmland and at  coastal and surfing beaches.

It is often called "the City of Sails”, due to the large number of marinas and yachts, it is New’s Zealand's base for winning and defending the international America’s Cup. The city makes full use of the harbour on the edge of the Hauraki Gulf, with scenic islands ranging from world class nature reserves, to extinct volcanic cones and islands to live on, enjoying the vineyards, beaches, arts and the commute to Auckland on the always running harbour ferries.

Auckland has a slightly warmer climate than Wellington – a bit more sub tropical with higher humidity, rain and over 2000 hours of sunshine a year.

It is New Zealand’s largest manufacturing city, with extensive research, innovation, cultural, commercial and educational assets.

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