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About Aotearoa / New Zealand

Kia Ora.

New Zealand is a land of immense and diverse landscapes. You’ll experience natural wonders and unique culture here that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

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From majestic fiords and alps in the South Island to the native forests and sandy beaches of the north, New Zealand is full of spectacular landscapes, unique flora and fauna, and unspoilt countryside. Between the wide open spaces, vibrant cities and towns offer all the experiences of a modern and sophisticated urban lifestyle.

New Zealand has a stable political environment and has led the world in many areas of social policy and scientific achievement. Consistently leading a global index of the world's best place to live, New Zealand is also one of the world’s most stable business markets, and is ranked second in the World Stability Index and second in Public Services.

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There is a rich indigenous Māori culture entwined with a melting pot of cultures from around the world. New Zealanders are friendly, independent, free-spirited and welcoming. There is nothing we enjoy more than showing overseas visitors ‘our place’ in the South Pacific.


July is mid-winter in New Zealand. During winter Auckland enjoys an average temperature during the day of around 10C – 14C (50F – 57F). If you plan to travel further south for some skiing or sight-seeing before or after the Symposium though, temperatures get down to a crisp and clear average of 4C (39F) in places like Queenstown.