Auckland is New Zealand’s "City of Sails."" After settlement by Maori around 1350, it began its colonial history as a port settlement, built on an isthmus flanked by two harbours: Waitemata Harbour to the north, and Manukau Harbour to the south. Notably, Auckland is the world’s only city built on an active volcano – active, but dormant, with 90 eruptions from the Auckland volcanic field in the past 90,000 years.

Auckland was New Zealand’s official capital for a short time during the mid-19th century, chosen by the country’s new governor William Hobson after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The settlement’s elevated status drew a steady flow of new arrivals, and that growth has rarely slowed since. Today, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most populous urban area, with a population of 1,413,700 people – 31% of the country.

Auckland’s population is spread over an urban area of 1,103 square kilometres – a population density of 1,300 per square km. Inhabitants represent a vast array of cultural and ethnic backgrounds; there are large Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian communities, and almost 40% of Aucklanders were born overseas. This ‘melting pot’ character makes Auckland by far New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Residents of Auckland praise its mild climate, excellent job market and educational facilities, and diverse leisure opportunities. These factors contributed to Auckland ranking fourth in a survey of the quality of life in major cities worldwide in 2009. However, Auckland is equally derided for poor public transport, expensive housing and terrible traffic woes – common complaints levelled at many of the world’s biggest cities.

Auckland is the economic capital of New Zealand, contributing 36% of the nation’s GDP. Most major international companies base their NZ operations there, and financial and business services make up a significant portion of the economy. Median personal income is higher than the national average, but this is balanced by a higher cost of living. Auckland’s academic community is significant, with five major tertiary institutions in the city. These include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and a campus of Massey University.

Auckland was previously governed by a number of separate city and district councils, until the establishment of an amalgamated and unified government in 2010. This created a ‘super city’ with a single mayor (currently Len Brown) and twenty councillors forming the new Auckland Council. Auckland has several distinct areas – broadly, South Auckland, the central city, West Auckland and the North Shore - that each have a rather unique character and diverse local attractions. The city is a popular tourist gateway, welcoming around 72 per cent of New Zealand’s international visitors, who find plenty to see and do in the region.

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Wholesale retailer and grower of shrubs and trees on the Kapiti Coast and Horowhenua region

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All major insurance companies approved us to make the process of your insurance approved vehicle repairs as convenient as possible and we can help claim your insurance too.

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Professional, fast & reliable service ...for all custom made glass

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Everything is possible when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your property.

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When going through the process of installing a commercial or industrial refrigeration unit, make sure you hire the experienced team at Frigie King

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Hire professional designers and installers of air conditioning units to keep your home or workplace environment clean and healthy.

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Designs custom made for you and the look and feel of your home or business. Here at Alpha Omega service is paramount.

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We offer quality laundry cabinets and storage solutions fit for your European wardrobe system.


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Talk with Troy of Alpha Omega Kitchens & Cabinetry for laundry room, bathroom or any room in your house that needs custom designed and fitted cabinetry or storage solutions. We likewise custom design and install leading European closet systems.


Beautiful solid wood furniture including Flexi-Slat beds and bedroom furniture, custom made cabinets and shelving, made to your designs... in a wide range of both native and imported timbers including rimu.

Fences, decks, retaining walls, garden design & maintenance on the Kapiti Coast & beyond


Create your dream garden ...and perfect outdoor living space

Otaihanga Landscaping offers fresh garden design ideas, innovative and well constructed landscaping features, thoughtful garden planting to suit your property, and ongoing garden maintenance.

We cater all landscaping services from residential garden makeovers to working with landscape architects and builders or commercial landscaping.

Hard Landscaping Works

Make your neighbors wow with your outdoor living spaces with landscaping features such as decks, retaining walls, driveways, pathways, paved patios, fences, gates and a lot more!

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Bring your landscaping ideas or garden design wishlist to us and we'll create the ideal landscaping plan that fits within your budget. From small backyard garden alterations to full scale commercial landscaping projects, we can do it!

Garden planting & maintenance

The team at Otaihanga Landscaping are highly experienced in picking garden plants that best suits your location. Additionally, we offer ongoing garden maintenance like pruning, weeding etc. Talk to us about your garden needs.

Designers & Builders of Quality Architectural Homes


New home design and build services in the greater Wellington region, NZ.

Together with the new building licensing regulations in NZ, it's more significant to get a trustworthy house building company.

For more than 30 years, Hayward Homes has been building houses from Kapiti Coast to Wellington.


We have current houses for sale in Wellington, or browse our house and land packages…


Hayward Homes can create a custom design and build new homes in Kapiti Coast or Wellington.


Greigh Hayward, a certified architectural designer, designed all Hayward Homes projects.

Coffee House & Bakeshop

One of the number one leading coffee house and bakeshop is Janus Bakerij

From Holland, Joe & Angela Janus are still preserving the family tradition passed down up today’s generation.

Just go to the High Street Lower Hutt, near the Hutt Hospital, and you’ll get to experience the time-tested Janus Café and Bakehouse.

Wedding & birthday pastries

Special cakes for special occasions from Wellington’s leading designer...

Try our Bravo Espresso

For an all-out freshness, we have our own brand of coffee, Bravo, which is roasted onsite.

Top quality catering for your event

Can’t get enough of our food? We can provide it to you for your special occasion.

Family business servicing the greater Wellington region

Qualified roofing contractors for all roofing jobs

With over 60 years roofing repair and restoration experience KENRAY Roofing are your roofing contractors covering greater Wellington and the Wairarapa.


Need a new roof? Does your existing roof need repair or restoration? KENRAY Roofing are here to help. Read more about our Roofing Installation & Reroofing services!


For guttering and spouting supply and installtion, you can trust our specialists from KENRAY Roofing.


For interior and exterior full house painting needs, KENRAY Roofing offers House Painting services!

Professional electrician fully trained in all aspects of the industry


Pete, Craig and the team of professional electrical contractors can provide competitively priced jobs for... - Commercial electrical services - Domestic electrical services - Industrial electrical services

Whatever you may require, the team at Proserve Electrical will find the best solution in a cost effective way.

Get in touch with us to discuss your needs, or for a free quote call us on 04 589 1664.

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Whether you are staying for a relaxing, romantic getaway or staying for business

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Cool off in summer and relax in our pool and hot tub. The perfect way to unwind at the end of a long day.

Near the finest attractions in Kapiti

You can stay within a small drive of everything that Kapiti has to offer its guests from the world-class golf course to Kapiti Island and many more.

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