why new zealand
welcome to aotearoa
welcome to aotearoa
AOTEAROA, is the Māori name for New Zealand, a diverse country with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island, and Asian immigration. This rich blend of cultures and a kind & respectful atmosphere, combined with geologically fascinating landscapes, unique flora and fauna, make New Zealand an exciting country to explore, study and live in.
AUCKLAND (Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau) is New Zealand's most populous city and is a multi-cultural hub of food, music, arts and culture. Auckland sprawls over volcanic hills and around twin harbours, offering an exhilarating mix of natural wonders and urban adventures.
There are 210 schools here, including Auckland University of Technology, Massey University Auckland Campus, Auckland University, and Manukau Institute of Technology.
Hamilton (Māori: Kirikiriroa) is the largest inland city with one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas. Located on the banks of the Waikato River, it is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region.
It is a home to a number of NZ's science research facilities & national Agricultural Fieldays - the largest agricultural trade show in the southern Hemisphere (generating $290 million sales). There are more than 60 schools here, including Massey University, the University of Victoria, and the New Zealand Open Institute of Technology.
WELLINGTON (Māori: Te Whanganui-a-Tara), the cultural capital and the third most populous urban area in New Zealand, situated at the southern end of the North Island. Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, it is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. It is also recently named "the coolest little capital in the world".
It is home to a leading centre for creative industries, such as design, film and computer technology with more than 60 schools including Massey University, the University of Victoria, and the New Zealand Open Institute of Technology.
CHRISTCHURCH (Māori: Ōtautahi) is the South Island's largest city, the city of exploration, where urban regeneration and heritage thrive. The city is constantly evolving, always giving locals and visitors something new to explore. The central city is filled with cutting-edge architecture alongside some of the oldest buildings in New Zealand. The Avon River intersects the city, bringing a natural landscape to the urban environment. Christchurch is the basecamp for South Island exploration, with the Banks Peninsula within reach, as well as the stunning Southern Alps and famed Canterbury Plains.
The main universities in the city are the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.