Home to approximately 40,000 tertiary students and 1,000 PhD-qualified scientists, Hamilton sure is home to some big thinkers (and leaders – Helen Clark former Prime Minister of New Zealand and administrator of the UN Development Programme, was born here), and as the country’s fourth most-populous city, they make up an impressive region together.
Originally this city was the site of Maori villages, and several på sites can still be found beside the mighty Waikato River which shapes the city with a walkway/cycleway along its entirety. If you’re interested in the history, then you’re in luck because the local Waikato Museum contains a stunning amount of special heritage pieces including Te Winika, one of the best-preserved waka from the pre-colonisation era.
Lovers of sport, great food and wine, and local business all come from a population of people who have a palpable sense of loyalty to their city, and with plenty to be proud of it’s no wonder they have made it home.
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