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Living in New Zealand



Many of our employees are enticed to Auckland by our scenic adventure playground, our buzzing café scene, quality family time by the beach, our temperate climate, or quite simply - a more relaxed pace of life. 

WATER SPORTS: Auckland is known as the "City of Sails" for good reason as the harbour city provides great opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking and other water sports. In the background is the 1,020 m long Auckland Harbour Bridge which links the city side with the North Shore

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SHOPPING: International brands have been attracted to Auckland in recent years. This is Britomart, adjacent to the downtown train station, where 18 heritage buildings have been restored and new buildings which include designer boutiques, courtyard gardens and hospitality spaces as well as office space


If you are considering moving to New Zealand this website will provide practical advice to help make your dream a reality. 

DEVONPORT: Less than quarter of an hour by ferry from downtown Auckland is the pretty seaside village of Devonport where the many beautifully restored Victorian villas make English folk feel at home


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CYCLING: Aucklanders have taken to cycling. This pink cycleway, Te Ara I Whiti (the Lightpath), was built using an unused motorway offramp and won the transport category at the World Architecture Festival. Three hundred custom LED lights on the side of the path change colour when someone passes.

Climate: Auckland has a warm coastal climate without extremes of temperature. 

The seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. Auckland’s summer is from December to February, autumn or fall is from March to May, winter is from June to August and spring is from September to November. The mean daily temperature during January and February is 23 degrees Celsius (74 degrees Fahrenheit), and during July and August, the mean daily maximum is 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).

Safety: New Zealand is one of the safest travel destinations in the world, and Auckland is also rated the third most liveable city in the world on the global Mercer Quality of Life Survey.

Kiwis are friendly, free-spirited and welcoming, with a high respect for human rights and equality.

Night life: There is a huge variety of nightlife in Auckland to suit every taste. Catch a live band, dance to the DJ in one of the many nightclubs or see some live comedy. There’s a thriving theatre scene, cinemas, pubs, elegant bars and a world-class casino.

In Auckland, there’s a huge line up of events year-round, including festivals, Broadway musicals and concerts from some of the biggest music acts in the world.

Discover more about Auckland and things to do

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