Did you know around 40% of the population is studying? We're a true centre of knowledge? With three main tertiary institution’s, private training organisations establishments, Te Wananga Aotearoa
, ITO’s, along with three Crown Research Institutes, and more than 70 primary, intermediate and secondary schools, we’re famous for our excellent education offerings, from kindy to degrees.
Inspiring the future
We're known as the center for education, recognised nationally and internationally for inspiring great minds of the future. Don’t mean to brag but we do have the highest number of PhDs per capita in the country, including the highest number of Māori with doctoral degrees.
Get amongst it
Need a break from the books? Surrounded by spectacular scenery and landscapes, the great outdoors is literally your own backyard – vast west coast beaches, beautiful rolling countryside, bush clad mountain ranges and expansive scenic hikes. Plus, just a quick ride in the car can get you to ski fields, vineyards and thermal hot springs in neighbouring regions.