New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes and pleasant temperate climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated and multicultural and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you.
New Zealand is a developed country that ranks highly in international rankings in many areas, including education, economic freedom, and lack of corruption. Its cities also consistently rank among the world’s liveable.
The majority of New Zealand’s population is of European descent with indigenous Maori being the largest minority. Asians and non-Maori Polynesians are also significant minority groups, especially in urban areas. The most commonly spoken language is English though most regulatory and legal matters are bilingual with Maori.
Auckland As A Study Enviroment
Auckland has a population of 1.1 million and is NZ’s largest metropolitan area, making up 31% of
NZ’s 4 million total population. Increasingly cosmopolitan, Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world, and many people of Asian ethnicity have moved here within the last two decades.
Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
What Can I Do In Auckland?
There are many places to see and activities to enjoy in Auckland city and its surrounding areas. Places to see include Auckland Museum, Auckland Zoo, Rainbow’s End Theme Park and Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World. Students can also see the latest movies, watch a live game of rugby, netball or soccer, or take a ferry cruise.
Public transport in Auckland is excellent and consists of three modes – buses, trains and ferries. Bus and train stops are located in carious convenient locations close to UUNZ.
Transport in Auckland
Ferries to islands in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour depart regularly from the historic ferry building located downtown.
Living In Auckland
- English spoken as our main language
- Western style country
- World class education system
- High quality living conditions
- Clean, green countryside
- Safe environment
- Wide variety of sport and leisure activities
- Recognised as one of the worlds top five tourist destinations
- Great restaurant, café and bar culture