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Top reasons to work in Wellington

Here are our top reasons for why you should make Wellington your next workplace.

Smart people, cool business

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With almost 50% of our workforce in knowledge intensive industries it's no surprise that Wellington has the highest concentration of web-based and digital technology companies in New Zealand. We're home to a long list of internationally renowned creative and innovative tech businesses including award winning special effects companies Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, cloud-based accounting software company, Xero, and game development gurus, Pik Pok.

High-tech capital

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Wellington has a highly innovative and globally connected science and tech community. Many of New Zealand's key national research institutes, including GNS Science, NIWA, The Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology are based here. 

Superior lifestyle

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We've always known Wellington is a great place to live and work, so it’s no surprise the city has been ranked number 1 city in the world to live*. With leading healthcare and education providers, 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

The great outdoors

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Wellington City is surrounded by a 245 hectare green belt with extensive walking and biking trails, and most residents 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. 

Culinary capital

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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.

Getting around is a breeze

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Wellington’s CBD is flat and just two kilometres in diameter, meaning you can walk to most meetings within 20 minutes. We also have the most patronised public transport system in New Zealand, with an the average daily commute of 25 minutes. 

Getting it done together

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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. Wellington also boasts New Zealand’s most educated and highest paid workforce.