Business Hub of New Zealand
Auckland is a nice, compact version of Sydney. People here tend to be amazed at how large and intimidating Sydney is. I wonder how they would feel in New York or Shanghai. Thankfully, there are not many reasons for them to leave this quaint little town.
The best view of the city is from the Sky Tower where they have a revolving restaurant and excellent wine. Mount Eden is a majestic example of the history of the land which Auckland now inhabits. The different cultures live in relative harmony compared to next door.
Coming from Sydney or any other major city, the whole city will seem like a miniature version of a larger city. It has everything every other city has, except everything is miniature. Oh, and there are hills everywhere. I suppose it is only fitting for the home of The Lord of the Rings.
Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this -
That if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education”
— John Alexander Smith
“The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the river occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains, from which we are not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything of the kind I had ever witnessed”
— Sir James Stirling
“I have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as Wellington harbor. Sydney is nothing to it. Great mountains all round coming down to the water’s edge – the far-off ones with snow on them. Blue sky and deep blue water and Wellington itself nestling on the side of the mountain.”
— Agatha Christie