You already know from your friends and families how beautiful New Zealand is The magnificent peaks and valleys of Middle Earth brought this now out-of-the-box secret to the world with a good reason. But these views are no Hollywood-crafted mirage- they are for real, and certain to take your breath away. On top of the natural beauty, the nation’s rich Maori culture. passion for rugby, high quality food. relaxed lifestyle and exquisite wine create a country that deﬁes even the most imaginative
In New Zealand. adventure sports rule. This is, after all. a nation so dedicated to doing inventive things they tag along with bits of rubber and plastic and invented bungee jumping, black-water rafting and zorbing. Whether you’re climbing the Fox Glacier or skiing through the snow rich peaks or skydiving over the stunning Lake Taupo, New Zealand is certain to get adrenaline rush running through your veins.
The country’s welcoming nature and multicultural society has surely got something for everyone. Once you have had a taste of the country, you will always want to come back for more. With two cities listed among worlds top 10 cities to live in. New Zealand proudly enjoys its place among the top 5 reputed countries of the world. This is because of the nation’s welcoming aura breath taking natural beauty, adventure sports and most importantly for its safe yet peaceful environment.
The nation is home to some World Class Universities. Polytechnics and Institutes offering study options in the ﬁeld of Medical, Engineering IT, Law, Arts and Business.
Population – 4.47 million (Statistics NZ. 201 3)
Capital – Wellington
Largest City – Auckland
Area – 270,534 sq km (104,454 m miles)
Major Languages — English, Maori
Major Religion – Christianity
Life Expectancy – 79 years (Men), 83 years (women)
Main Exports – Wool, Food and Dairy products, Wood and Paper products
Main Imports — Education and Tourism
GNI per capita – US $30,620 (World Bank. 2011)
Time Zone – NZST (UTC+12)
Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand is the active destination for the latest political updates. With scintillating scenic views and residing on the southern edge of the North Island, Wellington enjoys a cooler climate and is ranked 12th most liveable city in the world by the Mercer Annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey. Wellington has been proud for the number of innovations that have come from its city. The city loves its thinkers and that’s why high quality education is the focus of the city. The city is home to its national University, Victoria University except for Massey University and Institutes of Technology such as WIT and Whitireia.
Auckland is the largest of the New Zealand cities and is known as the economic capital of the country. Home to more than 1.4 million people, Auckland is rated as the 4th best city to live in by the Mercer Annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey. A vibrant city like Auckland offers its people a modern city feel with a relaxed lifestyle at the same time. Auckland is home to internationally recognized Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes. In fact Auckland is home to the prestigious University of Auckland, internationally recognized universities like AUT, Massey University etc. and Institutes like MIT and Unitec.
Christchurch has a population of 376,700, and that’s why the city is well connected despite the fact that the city is a home to about 80 different nationalities. Christchurch enjoys the luxury of being the business and tourist centre for the people living, studying and travelling across the Southern Island of New Zealand. The city enjoys a European feel to its infrastructure and hospitality, and thereby has huge opportunities for people who wish to embark upon a bright career. The city enjoys the presence of three internationally recognised educational providers, the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and the Christchurch Polytechnic and Institute of Technology.
Dunedin which is known as the Student City or the Student Hub enjoys the status for educational brilliance. The city is home to more than 25,000 students with more than a tenth fraction coming from approximately 80 countries. The city is the last major city on the Southern edge of New Zealand and you might encounter aquatic wildlife here which is solely a character for Dunedin, for its seal colonies, penguin colonies and the mighty albatross. The city is home to the oldest University of New Zealand, the University of Otago. Otago Polytechnic which is renowned for its industry links, still enjoys being a major source for domestic as well as International student’s qualifications.
New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The city itself is a service centre for the region’s principal economic activities including intensive pastoral activities (mainly dairy farming) as well as oil, natural gas and petrochemical exploration and production. It is also noted for being a coastal city with a mountain within 30 minutes’ drive, where residents and visitors to New Plymouth can snowboard, ski, water ski and surf all in the same day. The city has two major education providers; the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki that is known for its courses in Engineering, Business, IT, Community Services etc., and the specialised Hotel Management schools of New Zealand – Pacific Institute of Hotel Management Studies
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. With a combination of cultural attractions, a rejuvenated city life and outstanding nature reserves and parks, Invercargill is a great place to stay. From excellent shopping to lively cafes, restaurants and bars, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks. The inner city upgrade has transformed the city centre into a modern, attractive and vibrant heart of the city. The variety and number of heritage buildings in the city centre add to Invercargill’s character. The tertiary education provider Southern Institute of Technology is quite famous among the international students to study in this region.
Situated in the heart of the North Island the diverse Hamilton & Waikato region encompasses New Zealand’s fourth largest city, the country’s longest river, Hobbiton Movie Set, and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glow-worms and adventure tourism activities. Well-known for its nature-based tourism and magnificent parks to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an electric mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices. Being New Zealand’s largest inland city, situated on the banks of the Waikato River, the city houses the well-established University of Waikato and one of the largest polytechnics of New Zealand; Waikato Institute of Technology.
Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival. The city houses the well-known and highly reputed polytechnic called the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology