Here are some facts about Auckland to kick things off.

The city has a population of 1.6 million and is home to more than 25% of New Zealand’s total population.

There are 360,000 Asian people living in Auckland. This is a similar population to the country’s 2nd largest city! Only 52% of the citizens are European.

In 2012, for the second time in three years, Auckland was voted ‘Australasia’s Top Destination’ at the World Travel Awards. The same year, it bet Copenhagen, Melbourne, Manchester, Glasgow and Dusseldorf to come second in the prestigious ‘Sports City Awards’ (behind London). read more