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Wellington, New Zealand

Monday, March 30, 2009


Wellington is the capital city and chief commercial center of New Zealand. The Wellington Urban Area is the country's third most populous urban area. Being the southernmost capital in the world and lies in one of the finest harbours in the world, it is fittingly called the Harbour Capital.

Life in Wellington centers on its Central Business District (CBD). It employs around 62, 000 people receiving median income well above the average in New Zealand. Cultural and night life venues are concentrated on the CBD as well. The largest entertainment destination of the country can be found at the inner city suburb of Te Aro.

Understandably, the New Zealand (NZ) immgration branch in Wellington is also situated on CBD. This branch have been serving migrants for over 30 years and presently averaging 70 temporary visa/permit application per day.

Welington is not just the political center of New Zealand, it is a also the center of the country's film and theatre industry. Creative professionals like Lord of the Rings maker Peter Jackson have transformed the eastern suburb of Miramar into one of the world's most acclaimed film-making infrastructures. The city also supports the arts and boasts of a wide array of architectural styles.

For newly arrived Filipino immigrants and visitors to New Zealand, the New Zealand Philippine Society provides a support base to help to assimilate quickly or enjoy their short visit. The community's primary goal is to promote social contact, mutual helpfulness, and recreation between persons of Filipino descent, their spouses and families.

For more information about Wellington, visit Wellington Official Website

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