Auckland is the largest city in both the North Island and in New Zealand overall (although not the capital city; that's Wellington) and the fifth largest city in Oceania with a population of 1.4 million people. It is frequently rated amongst the most liveable cities in the world - placing third in the 2012 Mercer Quality of Living Survey and tied with Vancouver at fourth in 2010.
Shows filmed predominantly in Auckland:
- Maddigan's Quest
- Outrageous Fortune
- Power Rangers (since 2003 and Ninja Storm, when Disney (then-owner of the franchise thanks to their acquisition of Freeform) moved it there from the US for cost reasons; even after Haim Saban reacquired it, they're still filming there- excepting the 2017 movie, which was filmed in Vancouver)
- Shortland Street
- Underbelly NZ: Land of the Long Green Cloud