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Welcome to Wellington. We are open-minded and globally-connected, collaborative and supportive. We have work opportunities in start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, multinationals, and world-leading research institutions.
And when you aren’t working, enjoy one of the best lifestyles in the world. We are a city rich in culture and arts, with an incredible food scene and extensive outdoor recreational opportunities on our back doorstep.
We have the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies in New Zealand. We're home to a long list of creative and innovative businesses such as Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, Xero, and Pik Pok.
Wellington is home to a highly innovative and globally connected science and tech community with key national research institutes and world-renowned universities based here.
We've always known Wellington is a great place to live and work, so it’s no surprise the city was rated best city in the world to live*. With leading healthcare and education providers, a safe urban environment and recreational opportunities on our back doorstep, it's easy to see why people love living here. *Source: Deutsche Bank Quality of Life Survey 2017
Wellington City is surrounded by a 245 hectare green belt full of walking and biking trails, and most of us live within 3km of the sea. With over 2100 sunshine hours each year and one of the lowest levels of air pollution in the world, it’s no surprise more Wellingtonians walk and bike to work than any other city in New Zealand.
We love food! Wellington, reputably, has more restaurants, cafes and bars per capita than New York City. Our coffee and craft beer producers are some of the best in the world and we celebrate our food culture with New Zealand’s premier culinary festival – Visa Wellington on a Plate.
Yes, we’re the capital city, but you won’t have to cut through any red tape here. New Zealand is ranked the easiest country in the world to do business. In Wellington, government, businesses and our universities work together to ensure commercial success. We also boast New Zealand’s most educated and highest paid workforce.
Want to move to Wellington? We’ve compiled some useful information and website links to help you prepare for a move to Wellington.