Auckland, New ZealandThe skyline of Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest city in New Zealand, and the largest commercial centre. Auckland currently ranks 4th equal in a survey of the quality of life of 215 major cities of the world (2009 data). It is known as the “City of Sails” because of the popularity of yachts and sailing. The climate is mild and pleasant, and the city is both the warmest and one of the sunniest urban centres in New Zealand.This image is copyright and may not be used without specific authorization. Permission is explicitly denied for Pinterest.