New Zealand is an island nation located in the south-western Pacific Ocean and is made up of two large islands and a number of smaller islands. Located approximately 1,500 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand is a beautiful picturesque country and boasts some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes with vast mountain ranges, steaming volcanoes, pristine rainforests and stunning coastlines.
New Zealanders are affectionately known as “Kiwis” which comes from their native flightless bird the kiwi which is also the national symbol for New Zealand.
The climate varies quite a bit between the North and South Islands. Generally the climate is mild and temperate however areas in the far north can experience subtropical temperatures. The mountain areas are more Alpine conditions and the South Island can be much cooler than the north. The South Island has a North West wind known as the Nor’Wester and can mean heavy rainfall on the west coast and can have hot dry winds in Canterbury on the east coast less than four hours drive away.
New Zealand has a great multicultural population and has something for everyone. Here are a few reasons to make the move, excellent career opportunities, quality of life, good education system, lifestyle, sports, and great place to raise a family with superb natural landscapes, breathtaking scenery, pristine beaches, and vibrant cities with a low population density.
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HearingLife has clinics in the Auckland Region and The Bay Of Plenty Region. To help you discover your ideal location below we have given some information on the locations, why not take a look.
Located in the North Island, of New Zealand, Auckland is the most populated urban area in New Zealand. There is so much to see and do in Auckland, great restaurants and shopping, Iconic sports grounds, arts and culture, the magnificent trees and parklands, Auckland Harbor Bridge, the list goes on.
The city stretches over volcanic hills (there are over fifty volcanic hills in the Auckland region), sitting between the twin Waitemata and Manukau harbours.
Often known as The City of Sails, Auckland has more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world. With so many bays, beaches and islands, glistening waters seem to beckon from every point. In particular, Waiheke Island, just 17km from Auckland and accessible by ferry, is home to numerous beaches, multiple wineries and is an attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.
Auckland is New Zealand’s centre of commerce and industry, and is the most vibrant, bustling and multicultural city in New Zealand. Auckland is home to the highest number of Polynesians in one city in the world, and this cultural influence is reflected in many different aspects of city life. Auckland is regularly voted in the top 10 for world’s most liveable cities.
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BAY OF PLENTY
The Bay of Plenty is a region in the North Island of New Zealand. It is a picturesque coastal region with 125km of pristine, white sandy beaches. The Bay of Plenty is the perfect mix of beach resort and cosmopolitan city living.
Tauranga is the Urban heart of the Bay of Plenty. It is the fifth largest city of New Zealand and is bathed in sunshine and surrounded by water and a great place to live.
Mt Maunganui, connected to Tauranga via a motorway bridge, is regarded as a coastal resort town, well known for the quality of its surfing conditions and also home to a large overseas passenger terminal. It is a popular summer vacation destination.
Rotorua is located as one hour drive from Tauranga and is famous for its geothermal activity, including both geysers and hot mud pools. It is also renowned for its strong links to indigenous Maori culture, with more than 37% of the population identifying themselves as Maori and a number of Maori themed sites and attractions within the town. The unique aspects of the town make it a popular tourist location.
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