Why live here

Why should you live in Northland?

Far away from crowded roads, noise and the pressures of big-city living, Northland gives you the time and space to relax and enjoy your life as well as your studies.

Whangarei, Northland’s only city and the largest city north of Auckland, has great cafes and restaurants as well as markets, cultural events, sports competitions and festivals.

North of Whangarei, there isn’t a traffic light or a high rise in sight. Your daily commute will take minutes rather than hours, and you’ll be able to take the pressure off to study in a safe, clean, peaceful and calm environment.

Northland is one of New Zealand’s most desirable locations. It offers unspoiled white sand beaches, native bush and scenery galore, spectacular fishing and more in a warm, sub-tropical climate that enables outdoor living year-round.

Whangarei itself is a bustling town offering a choice of family homes, town-houses and apartments. There are good schools, a tertiary education provider and excellent community amenities. It offers a range of speciality stores, fashion shops, restaurants, cafes and other entertainment options including a strongly developing arts scene.

A keen sporting community enjoys a full range of facilities including parks, an aquatic centre, an all-weather athletics track and a new events centre which, among other activities, hosted several games in the 2011 World Rugby Cup.

As an added bonus, accommodation in Northland is cheaper than in many parts of New Zealand.

Warm humid summers and mild wet winters, with the country's highest average annual temperatures. Summer maximums range between 22-26°C, occasionally rising above 30°C. Winter maximums vary between 14-20°C.

Occasionally in summer the region experiences exciting storms that are the tail-end of events that started as cyclones higher in the tropics.

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