7 reasons to work in Auckland

From outstanding career opportunities to an exceptional lifestyle, here’s why working in Auckland is a smart move.

It’s welcoming and safe

New Zealanders are well known for their friendly and welcoming nature. The traditional Māori spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality, kindness and generosity) remains just as significant today. Safety is another major draw card – we value human rights, are nuclear-free, politically stable, and have extremely strict gun control laws.

We’re an international city

We’re a young city, but we’re making our mark on the world – and you can too. Innovative companies and start ups are stepping onto the global stage and dedicated innovation hubs are expanding across the city. Auckland is New Zealand’s economic powerhouse and a global city, with easy access to key international markets, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

People working

Great job opportunities

Large-scale projects and new companies are springing up throughout Auckland and our population, economy and key industry sectors are all growing rapidly – which all means more career opportunities for you. We’re big enough to be connected to other global business hubs around the world, but small enough that making connections is easy, and career progression here can be significantly faster than larger cities.

House on Waiheke island

City style and natural beauty

Auckland combines all the energy and excitement of city life with spectacular natural beauty in every direction. World-class food, wine, coffee, designer shopping and a thriving arts and culture scene is matched with beautiful harbours, islands, beaches, forests and volcanic cones that offer countless adventure activities to enjoy, from sailing and surfing to mountain biking and hiking. And it’s all so close.

You’ll get a balanced lifestyle

Our great lifestyle is one of the main reasons people are drawn to Auckland. We believe in hard work, but we know life outside is important too – whether that means beach time with family and friends, joining a social sports team or making the most of the superb dining, shopping, entertainment, nightlife and outdoor activities at your fingertips.



We’re family friendly

If you already have children or you’re planning for the future, Auckland is a wonderful place to raise a family. It’s safe, stable and culturally diverse, with excellent public healthcare, a lifestyle where children can enjoy our natural playground, and a world-class education system.

Dinner sunset

We’re a city of diversity

Auckland is the fourth most diverse city in the world – more than 200 different ethnic communities call our city home and about a third of all people living here were born overseas. The majority of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori population lives in Auckland, and we’re also the world’s largest Polynesian city. Our huge mix of cultures makes it easy for new migrants to connect with people with similar backgrounds.


Auckland in numbers

3rd most liveable city in the world
Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2016

Top 10 friendliest cities in the world
Condé Nast Traveler Reader Choice Awards 2015

4th most innovative city in South East Asia and Oceania
Global Innovation Index 2015

4th safest country in the world
Global Peace Index 2015

330+ weekly international flights
& 120+ international flight arrivals every day

200+ different ethnic communities call Auckland home