New Zealand's 29 regions stretch across two main islands. Auckland, the host of WPRF2020 is located in New Zealand’s North Island.
Kia ora is our warm and welcoming greeting that comes from the indigenous Māori language, te reo.
In te reo, New Zealand is known as Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud.
Aotearoa is a land of diverse landscapes and with a history of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asian cultures, it has become a melting-pot population.
Of the 4.4 million New Zealanders (informally known as Kiwis), one-third live in Auckland.
So when you’re in Aotearoa, embrace our culture and say kia ora to the locals!
Interested in learning everyday phrases in te reo?
Download Kupu from your app store. Just take a photo of an everyday product or upload your own and translate in real-time.
It is an urban delight and yet you are never far from beautiful beaches, bush-clad hills, vineyards and botanic gardens.
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Average daytime temperatures during spring range between 19 degrees Celsius (66F) in the North to 16 degrees Celsius (60F) in the South.
It’s a great time to explore the outdoors – bush walks, gardens, vineyards and of course the Hobbiton film set where the charming bluebells and Middle Earth gardens are in full flower.
Expect a mixture of weather – crisp, sunny days can briskly change to cooler temperatures with spring showers.