46 Facts About Auckland New Zealand


The Maori-language name for Auckland New Zealand is, meaning "Tamaki desired by many", in reference to the desirability of its natural resources and geography.

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Auckland New Zealand is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water.

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Auckland New Zealand named the area for George Eden, Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty.

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In 1865, Auckland New Zealand was replaced by Wellington as the capital, but continued to grow, initially because of its port and the logging and gold-mining activities in its hinterland, and later because of pastoral farming in the surrounding area, and manufacturing in the city itself.

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Auckland New Zealand isthmus was settled by Maori circa 1350, and was valued for its rich and fertile land.

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Auckland New Zealand's port handled 31 percent of the country's container trade in 2015.

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Face of urban Auckland New Zealand changed when the government's immigration policy began allowing immigrants from Asia in 1986.

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Under the Koppen climate classification, Auckland New Zealand has an oceanic climate, while according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, its climate is classified as subtropical with warm humid summers and mild damp winters.

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Auckland New Zealand occasionally suffers from air pollution due to fine particle emissions.

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Many ethnic groups, since the late 20th century, have had an increasing presence in Auckland New Zealand, making it by far the country's most cosmopolitan city.

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Historically, Auckland New Zealand's population has been of majority European origin, though the proportion of those of Asian or other non-European origins has increased in recent decades due to the removal of restrictions directly or indirectly based on race.

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Auckland New Zealand is home to the largest ethnic Polynesian population of any city in the world, with a sizable population of Pacific Islanders and indigenous Maori people.

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Immigration from overseas into Auckland is partially offset by net emigration of people from Auckland to other regions of New Zealand, mainly Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

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Auckland New Zealand is experiencing substantial population growth via immigration and natural population increases, and is set to grow to an estimated 1.

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In July 2016, Auckland New Zealand Council released, as the outcome of a three-year study and public hearings, its Unitary Plan for Auckland New Zealand.

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Positive aspects of Auckland New Zealand life are its mild climate, plentiful employment and educational opportunities, as well as numerous leisure facilities.

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Nonetheless, Auckland New Zealand ranked third in a survey of the quality of life of 215 major cities of the world.

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Many Auckland New Zealand beaches are patrolled by surf lifesaving clubs, such as Piha Surf Life Saving Club the home of Piha Rescue.

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Auckland New Zealand is part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of music.

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Auckland New Zealand Domain is one of the largest parks in the city, close to the Auckland New Zealand CBD and having a good view of the Hauraki Gulf and Rangitoto Island.

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The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to the west of Auckland New Zealand has relatively unspoiled bush territory, as do the Hunua Ranges to the south.

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Auckland New Zealand has a considerable number of rugby union and cricket grounds, and venues for association football, netball, rugby league, basketball, hockey, ice hockey, motorsports, tennis, badminton, swimming, rowing, golf and many other sports.

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Major events previously held in Auckland New Zealand include the 1950 British Empire Games and the Commonwealth Games in 1990, and a number of matches of the 1987 Rugby World Cup and 2011 Rugby World Cup.

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Auckland New Zealand hosted the America's Cup and Louis Vuitton Cup in 2000,2003, and 2021.

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The NRL Auckland New Zealand Nines was a rugby league nines preseason competition played at Eden Park from 2014 to 2017.

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The largest commercial and industrial areas of the Auckland New Zealand Region are Auckland New Zealand CBD and the western parts of Manukau, mostly bordering the Manukau Harbour and the Tamaki River estuary.

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Auckland New Zealand is classified by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a Beta + world city because of its importance in commerce, the arts, and education.

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The per-capita GDP of Auckland New Zealand was estimated at $71,978, the third-highest in the country after the Taranaki and Wellington regions, and above the national average of $62,705.

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Auckland New Zealand's housing is amongst the least affordable in the world, based on comparing average house prices with average household income levels and house prices have grown way well above the rate of inflation in recent decades.

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Research has found that Auckland New Zealand is set to become even more densely populated in future which could ease the burden by creating higher density housing in the city centre.

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Auckland New Zealand Council is the local authority with jurisdiction over the city of Auckland New Zealand, along with surrounding rural areas, parkland, and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.

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From 1989 to 2010, Auckland New Zealand was governed by several city and district councils, with regional oversight by Auckland New Zealand Regional Council.

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Royal Commission on Auckland New Zealand Governance was set up in 2007, and in 2009 it recommended a unified local governance structure for Auckland New Zealand by amalgamating the councils.

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Twenty councillors make up the remainder of the Auckland New Zealand Council governing body, elected from thirteen electoral wards.

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City is home to some of the largest schools in terms of students in New Zealand, including Mt Albert Grammar School, the second largest school in New Zealand with a student population of 3035, and Rangitoto College in the East Coast Bays area, the largest school in New Zealand with 3234 students as of July 2022.

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Auckland New Zealand has some of the largest universities in the country.

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Auckland is a major centre of overseas language education, with large numbers of foreign students coming to the city for several months or years to learn English or study at universities – although numbers New Zealand-wide have dropped substantially since peaking in 2003.

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Two of the longest arterial roads within the Auckland New Zealand Region are Great North Road and Great South Road – the main connections in those directions before the construction of the State Highway network.

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In 2010 Auckland New Zealand ranked quite low in its use of public transport, having only 46 public transport trips per capita per year, while Wellington has almost twice this number at 91, and Sydney has 114 trips.

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Auckland New Zealand is connected with other cities through bus services operated by InterCity.

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Auckland New Zealand is a major cruise ship stopover point, with the ships usually tying up at Princes Wharf.

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Auckland New Zealand CBD is connected to coastal suburbs, to the North Shore and to outlying islands by ferry.

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Auckland New Zealand has various small regional airports and Auckland New Zealand Airport, the busiest of the country.

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Research at Griffith University has indicated that from the 1950s to the 1980s, Auckland New Zealand engaged in some of the most pro-automobile transport policies anywhere in the world.

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The 2006 Auckland New Zealand Blackout interrupted supply to the CBD and many inner suburbs after an earth wire shackle at Transpower's Otahuhu substation broke and short-circuited the lines supplying the inner city.

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Auckland New Zealand was connected to the Maui gas field in 1982 following the completion of a high pressure pipeline from the Maui gas pipeline near Huntly, via the city, to Whangarei in Northland.

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