Auckland overview

Auckland (/ˈɔːklənd/ AWK-lənd) is a city in New Zealand's North Island. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,534,700.[4] It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,657,200.[4] A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world.[5] The Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki (pronounced [ˈtaːmaki]) or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions.[6] It has also been called Ākarana, a transliteration of the English name.

The Auckland urban area (as defined by Statistics New Zealand) ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The surrounding hills are covered in rainforest and the landscape is dotted with dozens of dormant volcanic cones. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water.

The isthmus on which Auckland resides was first settled around 1350 and was valued for its rich and fertile land. The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans.[7] After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson, then Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital. He named the area for George Eden, Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty. It was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but immigration to the new city stayed strong, and it has remained the country's most populous urban area. Today, Auckland's central business district is the major financial centre of New Zealand.

Auckland is classified as a Beta + World City[8] because of its importance in commerce, the arts, and education. The University of Auckland, established in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. Landmarks such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower, and many museums, parks, restaurants, and theatres are among the city's significant tourist attractions. Auckland Airport handles around one million international passengers a month. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world,[9] Auckland is ranked third on the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey,[10] making it one of the most liveable cities.

Best NZD exchange rates at No1 Currency in Auckland

Exchange NZD No1 Currency Buy No1 Currency Sell
Australian Dollar 1.016 1.064
US Dollar 1.414 1.480
Bahraini Dinar 3.514 4.112
Brazilian Real 0.342 0.440
Bruneian Dollar 0.959 1.143
Canadian Dollar 1.058 1.130
Chilean Peso 0.002 0.002
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 0.207 0.223
Croatian Kuna 0.198 0.247
Czech Koruna 0.057 0.070
Danish Krone 0.201 0.231
Egyptian Pound 0.070 0.096
Euro 1.589 1.687
Fijian Dollar 0.654 0.723
CFP Franc 0.013 0.015
British Pound 1.806 1.937
Hong Kong Dollar 0.177 0.193
Hungarian Forint 0.005 0.006
Icelandic Krona 0.011 0.013
Indonesian Rupiah 0.000
Israeli Shekel 0.364 0.445
Japanese Yen 0.013 0.014
Jordanian Dinar 1.853 2.263
Kuwaiti Dinar 4.367 5.277
Malaysian Ringgit 0.330 0.376
Mauritian Rupee 0.037 0.048
Mexican Peso 0.070 0.082
Norwegian Krone 0.159 0.177
Omani Rial 3.377 4.156
Papua New Guinean Kina 0.370 0.482
Philippine Peso 0.026 0.030
Polish Zloty 0.345 0.415
Qatari Riyal 0.362 0.440
Samoan Tala 0.500 0.610
Saudi Arabian Riyal 0.360 0.418
Singapore Dollar 1.028 1.111
Solomon Islander Dollar 0.170 0.209
South African Rand 0.098 0.109
South Korean Won 0.001 0.001
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.007 0.010
Swedish Krona 0.149 0.165
Swiss Franc 1.378 1.502
Taiwan New Dollar 0.044 0.051
Thai Baht 0.044 0.049
Tongan Pa'anga 0.586 0.685
Turkish Lira 0.251 0.301
Emirati Dirham 0.378 0.418
Ni-Vanuatu Vatu 0.011 0.014
Vietnamese Dong 0.000
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Auckland tweets

Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:48:02 UTC
Who wants to #Win ...#Simple show up ... take a beach walk with #Me #KiwiSteve & when I bother to #talk bother to L… https://t.co/NUvwQvYr83
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2019-02-18 00:48:11 UTC
RT @VlasblomJ: Who wants to #Win ...#Simple show up ... take a beach walk with #Me #KiwiSteve & when I bother to #talk bother to L… https://t.co/NUvwQvYr83
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2019-02-18 00:48:26 UTC
@natsumesakasaki HES SAYING STUFF LIKE"uh so hey guys this is bishop james from fiji here in auckland airport and i… https://t.co/FSuD872r7m
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2019-02-18 00:48:51 UTC
RT @DarrenDavis10: #Auckland's Northern Busway has hugely extended the life of the Harbour Bridge by massively increasing its people c… https://t.co/KIvaTV2pE6
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2019-02-18 00:49:32 UTC
RT @DarrenDavis10: #Auckland's Northern Busway has hugely extended the life of the Harbour Bridge by massively increasing its people c… https://t.co/KIvaTV2pE6
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2019-02-18 00:50:26 UTC
RT @ICC: #OnThisDay in 2005, the first ever T20I took place between Australia and New Zealand in Auckland. Australia won t… https://t.co/1JSLnoOVfL
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:50:51 UTC
Lefaga win over Scopa highlights morning at Marist Sevens - Samoa Observer - https://t.co/P0evmmXxEr - Defending c… https://t.co/Bmb1ZmXTWt
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:51:13 UTC
RT @cjane87: If you are ever in Auckland, go north to Matakana and visit the Sawmill Brewery. https://t.co/IFmhQIQQDN
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2019-02-18 00:51:47 UTC
RT @DarrenDavis10: #Auckland's Northern Busway has hugely extended the life of the Harbour Bridge by massively increasing its people c… https://t.co/KIvaTV2pE6
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:52:11 UTC
Looking at their matches to come, I’d pick Eastern Suburbs to finish second, Canterbury United to finish third, and… https://t.co/3dPjovmlOz
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:52:43 UTC
Eden Park's future: 'Residents' army' to hold a rally https://t.co/WIr9eAL5p2
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:52:43 UTC
2018: svt Hong Kong concert on my birthday 2017: svt at Kcon on my birthday 2016: concert in Auckland day BEFORE my birthday
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:53:34 UTC
RT @aucklandzoo: The vote is in! The name of our red #panda cub, as decided by you, is Tashi, meaning ‘good fortune’ in Tibetan, and… https://t.co/HnNApGwNhY
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2019-02-18 00:53:38 UTC
@Auckland_Libs Hey there I have an item to pick up from Massey library and it's closed and I have to pick it up by… https://t.co/JDWGa6SVXq
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:53:42 UTC
We're running a series of free association workshops in #Auckland and #Wellington in March. Head to our website to… https://t.co/OSVrDAIyny
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:53:51 UTC
@tauhenare @BenRoss_AKL @Brycepearce Ports of Auckland could rent out their wharf for parking and you can train it from there.
Auckland added 1 tweet
2019-02-18 00:54:02 UTC
The count down begins! Our team is looking forward to another big year in Auckland at @SkyCity in association with… https://t.co/W6wodUVuj0
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2019-02-18 00:54:38 UTC
#Airbnb in #Auckland #NewZealand - Whodda thunk you could put a hidden camera in a lightbulb? @AirbnbCitizen 'hosts… https://t.co/zqrhkQLoch
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2019-02-18 00:55:51 UTC
RT @RedDiversidad: ¡Miles participan en las fiestas del orgullo en #Auckland! ‍🌈❤ #NuevaZelanda 🇳🇿 #AucklandPride 2019 https://t.co/e122TfWlWA
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2019-02-18 00:56:07 UTC
RT @toddniall: Eden Park's future: 'Residents' army' to hold a rally https://t.co/WIr9eAL5p2

Auckland news

Council HQ lights up for Pride

Council HQ lights up for Pride

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Southseas Celebrates 20 Years Helping Sth Auckland Families | Scoop News

“As we celebrate this milestone, we reflect on the numerous achievements, experiences and relationships we have had along the way. We have enjoyed our journey and the significant results delivered. As we celebrate our 20th year, we turn our focus to ...

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Auckland bereaved families at higher risk - lawyer | Scoop News

Auckland bereaved families may be at particular risk of being overcharged for preparing court paperwork, especially when someone has died suddenly without leaving a will.

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Adorable adoptables from Auckland animal shelters

Meet some of the adorable animals in Auckland’s animal shelters looking for their forever homes.

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Glamping is back!

Enjoy a hassle-free, comfortable Kiwi camping experience in an amazing location.

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Auckland Cycle Touring Association pedals for 70 Years | Scoop News

The Auckland Cycle Touring Association was formed on 24 February 1949, with the club today still catering for cyclists interested in riding in the company of others and partaking in and reliving cycle touring trips all over the world. One original ...

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Why we celebrate Auckland Anniversary Day

The history behind Auckland Anniversary Day.

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Auckland Pride Announce Details for #Ourmarch | Scoop News

Auckland Pride is proud to confirm the official plans to bring together our communities for #ourmarch on Saturday 9 February.

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Church & AP announce special guests for Auckland show | Scoop News

Kiwi hip-hop’s new kids on the block Church & AP will end the northern leg of their debut New Zealand tour with a bang in Auckland this anniversary weekend, with an exciting line-up of special guests and a new killer single, ‘Loud As Hell’ ...

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Auckland’s most loved rainforest retreat | Scoop News

Family-owned Waitakere Estate’s new on-site development has come to fruition boosting its room offering by almost 40 percent to 28 rooms. In addition, the property has now added a sauna, gym, and a health spa area.

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1000 RUB to AZN
Ufa, Russian Federation.
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1 IDR to MYR
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
100 USD to MMK
Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
100 USD to ZAR
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