Information about Auckland & NZ


Nestled on Auckland's picturesque North Shore, Northcross Intermediate is close to both natural and urban amenities. Our school is 10 minutes from beaches and recreational areas, 20 minutes from the city centre and 55 minutes from Auckland International Airport.


Auckland is New Zealand’s most populous city, with over 1.6 million residents. It is known for its work life balance and consistently features in the top 20 of the world’s most liveable cities. Along with being a great place to live, it’s also a great place to learn. Auckland offers world-class education, with universities ranking in the top 3% worldwide.

New Zealand at a Glance

Capital City: Wellington

Largest City: Auckland

Population: 5.1 million

Currency: New Zealand Dollars (NZD)

Languages: English, Māori, and New Zealand Sign Language


  • Summer: (December–February)
  • Autumn: (March–May)
  • Winter: (June–August)
  • Spring: (September–November)

To learn more about New Zealand and what you can expect when you arrive, check out the video below.