Information about some important cities in New Zealand is given below:
Auckland is the largest city of New Zealand situated between two harbours and dotted with extinct volcanoes. Auckland is the main center of commerce, economy and international transportation. More than one-fourth of the country’s population resides in Auckland in the suburbs of North Shore, Manukau and Waitakere.
Napier was almost leveled by a strong earthquake in 1931. Today Napier stands tall with some of the outstanding collections of 1930s architecture in the world.
The capital of New Zealand, Wellington is also the cultural capital of New Zealand. It is surrounded by rolling hills, a city filled with life and energy. Museums, galleries, heritage buildings and entertainment make it a great place to visit.
With a population of more than 350 000, Christchurch is the gateway to the South Island. It is known as the Garden City because of its parks and gardens.
Dunedin, in the Otago region, is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. The city is well-known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture and its close proximity to amazing wildlife.
Holiday List 2010
|New Year’s Day||1-2 January|
|Waitangi Day||6 February|
|Good Friday||2 April|
|Easter Monday||5 April|
|ANZAC Day||25 April|
|Queen’s Birthday||7 June|
|Labour Day||25 October|
|Christmas Day, Boxing Day||25-26 December|