Hamilton

Hamilton is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato Region, in the North Island of New Zealand. The city encompasses a land area of about 98 km2 (38 sq mi) on the banks of the Waikato River, and is home to 150,200 people, making it New Zealand’s fourth most-populous city. Hamilton City is…

Christchurch

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the country’s third-most populous urban area. It lies one third of the way down the South Island’s east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula which itself, since 2006, lies within the formal limits of Christchurch. The population of Christchurch City at the…

Wellington

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is at the southwestern tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range. The urban area is home to 397,900 residents. The city council area has 204,000 people. Wellington’s earliest name is Te Upoko o te Ika…

Auckland

Auckland is the largest metropolitan area in New Zealand, with a population of over one million. It is in the northern half of the North Island, on a narrow isthmus of land that joins the Northland peninsula to the rest of the North Island. This article only deals with Auckland City itself. In November 2010,…