The big picture
Wellington is among the smaller world capitals but punches well above its weight for quality of life, excellent infrastructure, and diverse business and investment opportunities. It has been called the 'coolest little capital in the world' by Lonely Planet and ranked as the 'most liveable city in the world' by Deutsche Bank for two years running.
A hub of government and corporate activity, the Wellington region boasts an entrepreneurial economy, a creative and collaborative business environment, and a skilled and innovative workforce. Wellington is the powerhouse of New Zealand's creative industries, hosts a rapidly growing and internationally competitive tech sector, and is home to world-renowned film and television production businesses including the Weta Group.
Wellington's arts, events and culinary attractions – in a compact urban setting with ready access to untouched natural landscapes – also make it a tourist drawcard within New Zealand and internationally.