Auckland is New Zealand’s "City of Sails."" After settlement by Maori around 1350, it began its colonial history as a port settlement, built on an isthmus flanked by two harbours: Waitemata Harbour to the north, and Manukau Harbour to the south. Notably, Auckland is the world’s only city built on an active volcano – active, but dormant, with 90 eruptions from the Auckland volcanic field in the past 90,000 years.

Auckland was New Zealand’s official capital for a short time during the mid-19th century, chosen by the country’s new governor William Hobson after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The settlement’s elevated status drew a steady flow of new arrivals, and that growth has rarely slowed since. Today, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most populous urban area, with a population of 1,413,700 people – 31% of the country.

Auckland’s population is spread over an urban area of 1,103 square kilometres – a population density of 1,300 per square km. Inhabitants represent a vast array of cultural and ethnic backgrounds; there are large Maori, Pacific Islander and Asian communities, and almost 40% of Aucklanders were born overseas. This ‘melting pot’ character makes Auckland by far New Zealand’s most cosmopolitan city. Residents of Auckland praise its mild climate, excellent job market and educational facilities, and diverse leisure opportunities. These factors contributed to Auckland ranking fourth in a survey of the quality of life in major cities worldwide in 2009. However, Auckland is equally derided for poor public transport, expensive housing and terrible traffic woes – common complaints levelled at many of the world’s biggest cities.

Auckland is the economic capital of New Zealand, contributing 36% of the nation’s GDP. Most major international companies base their NZ operations there, and financial and business services make up a significant portion of the economy. Median personal income is higher than the national average, but this is balanced by a higher cost of living. Auckland’s academic community is significant, with five major tertiary institutions in the city. These include the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and a campus of Massey University.

Auckland was previously governed by a number of separate city and district councils, until the establishment of an amalgamated and unified government in 2010. This created a ‘super city’ with a single mayor (currently Len Brown) and twenty councillors forming the new Auckland Council. Auckland has several distinct areas – broadly, South Auckland, the central city, West Auckland and the North Shore - that each have a rather unique character and diverse local attractions. The city is a popular tourist gateway, welcoming around 72 per cent of New Zealand’s international visitors, who find plenty to see and do in the region.

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Offers Complete Property Services in Palmerston North

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The times in your life when you need a lawyer can be stressful.

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We offer roof installation for both residential and commercial properties from aluminium to metal roofing and many more.

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We are your suppliers and installers of all your floor covering and window covers, from carpets, hardwood floors, drapes, blinds, tiles and much much more!

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From residential house sites to subdivisions, farm tracks to civil roading & drainage We've got it covered for the greater Wellington region!

Rapid Earthworks are the skilled experts for all bulk earthworks, civil works, site and land development and drainage and roading work in the greater Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Kapiti Coast and Levin. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements.

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Experts in siteworks, Rapid Earthworks offer a comprehensive range of services including installation of drainage and reticulation systems and completing all foundation work from piling to retaining walls.


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You need to take a tree out of your property?

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From your fly screens to shower doors and insulation - we cal help you with your needs!

The goal at Ahead Home Products is to provide the best in quality home accessory products and service to the Waikato region.

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For new and existing bathrooms, talk to our team about custom made shower doors and bathroom supplies, including vanities, toilets and more.

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With a range of great looking roller blinds and sunshades there is something to suits everyone's taste - perfect for those bright summer days.

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Good honest food whether it's pies, pastries and sandwiches from one of our three bakery/cafes in Otaki and Waikanae, or custom-designed cakes for special occasions like weddings, birthdays and anniversaries.

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Automotive and Marine electric specialists, serving the North Harbour region

Auto Electrician

Has your car stopped working? Marine vehicles have electrical faults? Call the team at Ace Auto Electrical...

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Your boat, jet ski or other marine vehicles are in safe hands with our marine electrical team! We are trained in a wide range of marine electrical jobs and can get you enjoying your time on the water.

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To ensure your car's air conditioning unit is running effectively it should be serviced every two years. At Ace Auto Electrical we are specially trained in servicing and repairing automotive air conditioning units.

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Use the E Bracket ™ Edge Protection System to increase safety & productivity on your construction site

The Edge Protection is the latest safety oriented, modern roof edge protection system, that enhances the construction site safety.

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Auckland based septic tank cleaner and grease trap cleaner.

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We do the cleaning that no one wants to! For expert septic tank cleaning and grease traps.

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Ensure the efficient running of your septic tank system by getting us in every 3 years to do professional septic tank cleaning. We can also advise you on maintenance so your septic system performs at its best between cleans.

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In order for your septic tank to work efficiently, you need to know and understand how it works and what could trigger the problems. For your questions about septic tank cleaning and maintenance, call us and we will gladly help you.

Grease trap clean outs and more

Regular grease trap emptying and cleaning will keep your grease trap doing the job it was designed to do. Contact us to organise scheduled grease trap maintenance. We also clean ponds, filters on swimming pools and more.

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Steve, Cathie and their team of experienced engravers at Davy Engravers have been offering reliable, quality, competitively priced and prompt services to the residents of New Zealand for over 30 years.

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Do you need accommodation in central Waikato? You can enjoy spacious upstairs rooms for travelers, couples, families and backpackers at the Putaruru Hotel.

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Functions and Weddings

Are you looking for a conference venue, birthday venue or wedding venue near Taupo, Hamilton, Tauranga or Rotorua? Contact Tracy at the Putaruru Hotel!

Lower Hutt Plumbing & Gasfitting repairs, new installations & maintenance. Also covers Wellington area.

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Are you looking for a good plumbing solution?

A family based business located in Lower Hutt that provides personal plumbing, gasfitting, roofing and drainage services

D & C Plumbing Ltd makes sure that all of your needs and requirements will be meet. Installations of new gasfitting for an instant gas hot water and gas cooking hobs New installations and plumbing repairs accurately and cost effectively quoted Reliable roofing and drainage repairs and maintenance

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You can guarantee to avail high quality service for your plumbing jobs through our expert teams who are capable of completing anything with their plumbing tools and supplies.

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With a team capable of taking care of all your general roofing and drainage servicing and maintenance, you get a reliable service for all plumbing jobs around your home.

For Professional Glass fitting and maintenance in Wellington Region, Hutt Valley & Kapiti Coast


Your one-stop-shop glass and glazing installation and repairs. Located in the greater Wellington region.

You can expect your Glazier to turn up for your appointment “On Time”*.

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Safety Glass

Safety glass is required in certain areas for example large; full pane doors, low level glazing, balustrades, frameless showers and screens.

Aluminium Windows

You need to maintain the aluminium windows in your property. If anything is damaged or lifting up, you need to replace or repair it.

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Some of the benefits of installing double glazing into your property are to keep you warmer in winter, cooler in summer, reduce energy costs, reduce noise and to add value to your property.

Greater Wellington area installation and supply of insulation, heat pumps and ventilation.

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Have the best solution for the heating of your home. Our expert teams can install heat pumps with a six year warranty.

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You can provide a safe and hygienic home using filtered, fresh, warm and dry air in the winter and cool air in the summer. It can also remove mould, pollutants and moisture.

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It's hard to live or work in an atmosphere that has a poorly regulated air temperature, so install a recommended air conditioning unit to keep inhabitants happy.

Ventilation systems

Your home or business building needs to have a comfortable and healthy environment for all residents or workers, install a recommended ventilation system today.

Self Storage- With care

Wellington’s self storage facility that will keep your property all safe and sound that can even resist calamity such as earthquake.

With every storage issue you have, Store-It always has the answer.

From providing a safe, dry environment for your personal or business possessions to boat, car or temperature controlled wine storage, we've got you covered.

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All custom made trellis design, manufacture and installation.


Here at The Trellis & Ply Centre, we provide all supplies and install all custom designed trellises.

Oriental Trellis – get a cost effective modern or private wooden fence

Square trellis - a great look that matches many old villas and houses.

Wooden Fences

Have a design and install a wooden fence and oriental trellis on how you want it to look like.

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A square trellis is perfect for all garden fencing. See some of our great designs on our website. We can custom make fencing for any type of property.

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Get a top quality and custom design of a diagonal trellis that meets your requirements and matches the look of your home.

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Success in a business framework comes from getting your business strategy perfect so that you are working with you clients and not against them.

At The Perfect Angle we’re experts at getting to know you and your clients, then developing and implementing marketing strategies to bring you greater, lasting business success.

We can make you create consistent, compelling marketing messages from strategy, action plans and to actual delivery.

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We, the best beauty therapy salon on the Kapiti Coast, are dedicated to your comfort

We have designed our beauty therapy treatments to achieve optimum skin health and total body wellness for all of our clients.

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Facial treatments & products

We also offer relaxing facials and eye treatments, but also provide beauty therapy information and skin care advice.

Body treatments

Our full range of body treatments can have you looking good and feeling even better in no time at all! with full body treatments available and a range of options from tanning to waxing services.

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