New Zealanders are known for being friendly and welcoming. The traditional Māori spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality and generosity) is just as significant today. Safety is another drawcard – we value human rights, are nuclear-free, politically stable, and have strict gun control laws.
We’re a young city making our mark on the world – and you can too. Innovative companies and startups are stepping onto the global stage, and innovation hubs expanding across the city. Auckland is New Zealand’s economic powerhouse and a global city, with easy access to key international markets, particularly Asia Pacific.
Large-scale projects and new companies are springing up in 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, but small enough to make connections easily, and career progression here can be much faster than in larger cities.
Auckland combines 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 offering countless adventure activities, from sailing and surfing to mountain biking and hiking. And it’s all so close.
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 it’s 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.
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.
Auckland is the world’s fourth most diverse city – more than 200 ethnic communities call it home and about a third of its people were born overseas. Most of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori population lives in Auckland, and we’re also the world’s largest Polynesian city. Our mix of cultures makes it easy for new migrants to connect with people with similar backgrounds.