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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 3 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.
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.
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.
Auckland's nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has topped
$100 billion for the first time and is bigger than the combined
GDP of New Zealand's second, third and fourth largest regional
Statistics New Zealand says the Auckland region's GDP hit
$101.4 billion last year, equivalent to 37.5% of NZ's total
GDP. Statistics NZ's provisional figures show Aucklandís regional
economy increased in value by $6.1 billion, or 6.4%, between
March 2016 and March 2017.
The increase was driven by strong rises in the rental, hiring,
and real estate services, construction, and finance and insurance
Aucklandís top 18 industries are each valued at more than
$1 billion. It is by far the largest regional economy in New
Zealand. Aucklandís share of the national economy is 37.5%.
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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