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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Homeowners - Windows and doors are a big investment so take some time to talk to the experts. We’ll listen to you and provide a range of options to suit your needs and budget.

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You want to see to it that it's going to be right the first time when it includes something as permanent as concrete.

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All the Farm Supplies & Services You Need for Rural Life in the Wellington Region Huge range of rural supplies for Wellington farmers & lifestyle block owners

We are not the largest company of providing rural supplies, but when it comes to quality services we tick all the boxes: -lifestyle farming and equine focused, -competitive prices, -stocking all major NZ agricultural brands, -family owned and operated and -open 7 days for your convenience!

With significant in store knowledge of rural products and services needed for life in the country, you’ll find what you need to get the job done.

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LEVIN'S GOOD TIME venue for...great coffee, cafe wining & dining, live music, weddings, work & family functions.

We are located just outside Levin, Horowhenua, New Zealand.

Visit us and experience healthy, hearty wholesome food and live music in a rural and friendly atmosphere.

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Professional tradesmen for Bay of Plenty & Hawke's Bay

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Ensure you get reliable and trusted tradepeople - talk to TradeSkills Bay of Plenty and TradeSkills Hawke's Bay. Whether you want business and home renovations, property maintenance, gardening, or a tradesmen like an electrician, plumber or house painter - we can help!

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Auto Repairs

All your mechanical needs in one roof

We treat your property as if it were your own. Residential property management in Wellington, Lower Hutt and Porirua.

Property Management

Here at Manage My Rental, we understand that your rental property is a huge investment - and that is why we treat your home as if it were our own!

We provide the complete project management service, including… Rental inspections Rent level reviews Maintenance and repairs co-ordination Bills, expenses and maintenance bills paid on your behalf Cashflow management

Contact one of our rental management specialists today on 04 589 7694 to talk about your need.

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From concept through to the finished job we talk to our customers about cost effective solutions in order to help them with the best options regarding design, material and fabrication.

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A mobile mechanic service for your machinery and tractor repairs and servicing.

Supply all parts for vehicles and machinery. Sellers of Steelfort and Mahindra tractors and lawn mowers.

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Revitalising boutiques day spa for your body, mind and soul ...promoting vitality, wellness, peace and balance

Our goal is to free you from the busy run of your life into a relaxing moment.

every body and beauty treatment you take form a spa, either for rest or maintenance, will assist in giving your body and skin the balance it needed through the treatments, products, and awakening rituals.

“The quality of health care depends on how well the provider is educated” ANZAME 2004

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A remarkably high standard of student accommodation in Windemere, Tauranga


In search of an affordable student accommodation in Tauranga?

Exceptionally high standard of accommodation for students,very close to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Windemere Campus.

Student Accommodation Tauranga is a comfortable and convenient student flats that aims to create a focused student atmosphere as well as a clean environment for the students.

Your all electrical needs shop – all electrical requirements in one place Residential|Commercial|Industial


Everything electrical - Service that you can trust ...from your local Kapiti Coast electricians

When you are requiring a proficient, dependable, and reasonably priced Kapiti electricians, go no further as Paul Cotter Electrical team is here to help.

There's no electrical job that we can't handle - we offer complete start-to-finish solutions for all residential, commercial and industrial sized properties.

Certified arborists to do all arbor culture works

Tree Services

Our certified arborists offer tree removal services to safely remove trees from your property.

Professional arborist with professional equipment and supplies get you the tree pruning results you are looking for.

Tree Consultancy - care for your trees and make informed decisions with thorough consultancy.

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Floor Sanding

Since 1981, the expert flooring team at Finer Floor Services has been providing Kapiti and Wellington residents with stunning timber floors.

> Floor sanding services by experts > Superior polyurethane floor coatings >Patchwork and timber floor repairs

With a personal satisfaction guarantee and free flooring quotes, you've got nothing to lose by calling the experts at Fine Floor Services.

For top quality linen hire. Te puke to the Coromandel.

Linen Hire

Make sure your functions are going to run smooth with expert hire and supply of linen and all other wash room items.

The team at Muirs Linen Hire, leading by Dion and Kirsty, offer casual and long term contract hire.

We offer linen services from towels to table cloths for restaurant and much more. Pick up and drop off is guaranteed two times a week.


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

People are looking for solutions. Audesia provide solutions to all cleaning problems with a can do kiwi attitude.

For a free quote, you can fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

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All our printer cartridges are either brand new compatible ink and toner cartridges or refilled ink and re manufactured toner cartridges.

There are no original branded cartridges. All brand names are the property of their owners and are only used for descriptive purposes.

Product pictures are used to give an indication only and actual cartridges may not be exactly the same as the pictures.

Boat maintenance, repairs, refits and renovations available for all types: wooden and composite. Phone: 021 185 6031

Boat Building and Repairs

The Boat Doctor can certainly give you sufficient time for your to enjoy your boat through...

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Fill out the form to the right to receive a free boat maintenance quote!

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At BOP Memorials, we can help you look for a perfect plaque or headstone.

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Appliance Repair

Stove top not heating up? Oven not reaching the right temperature? Clock not working?

Rest assured that The Stove Shop team can provide cost-efficient solution whatever problem you may be having with your stove.

Whether you've owned your stove for a few weeks, a few years or a few decades, our technicians have the expertise along with a wide range of quality stove parts to ensure it is repaired promptly.

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Baking powder, gluten-free mixes, recipes and more...

Food products

High quality Gluten Free Goodies - dry ingredient mixes for incredibly easy to bake, delicious gluten-free pastries, cakes, bread, pancakes and more!

Try and experience with dozens of free recipes we have on site. Now it is never this easier for your family to have your favourite foods!

Find a retail store near you or let us deliver Gluten Free Goodies at your door if you shop online.

Worldwide distributorship of New Zealand grown, GM free corn chips

Food products

The Mexicano Corn Chip company offer delicious Mexican style corn chips, and with Gluten Free options there is something for everyone and every occasion.

We are currently stocked in a wide range of NZ supermarket outlets, and have the capacity to export our products worldwide.

Mexican Supplies Limited operates Mexicano, who can also provide a great range of other genuine Mexican food products.