Kiwi Connect is bringing together global impact ventures in New Zealand.
Auckland is a modern, metropolitan 21st Century city. It has a bustling downtown core, distinct quarters around the waterfront, and thriving urban villages dotted around the edges.
With almost 1.5 million people, and direct flights to centres all around the Pacific Rim, over 100 multi-national corporations have set up a base here.
Trade agreements all over the Asia-Pacific region make Auckland a major gateway to these markets.
Many Kiwi businesses also call Auckland home and the city is well established as the nation’s largest economic driver, producing 35% of the nation’s GDP.
The Wynyard Quarter is one of the city’s newest waterfront precincts and is home to a host of award-winning food and wine, as well as GridAKL innovation precinct. A short 40 minute ferry ride takes you over to Waiheke Island, home to stunning beaches, friendly holiday communities and award-winning sustainable vineyards.
Even in New Zealand’s largest city, you’re never far from natural features that provide an antidote for the rush and of the city. The forested Waitakere Ranges offer 250km of tramping (hiking) tracks, through rocky outcrops, canyons, waterfalls and beaches. Just 45 minutes drive west of Auckland city centre is the breathtaking Piha Beach, with it’s rugged natural coastline and black iron-sands. Head out for an after work swim or surf!