funded festivals such as Pasifika (Pasifika Festival), a free annual festival of Polynesian arts, crafts and performances in Auckland. The Arts Council supports a contingent of Pacific Island artists from New Zealand to attend the Festival of Pacific Arts held every four years. Creative New Zealand funds Tautai, an organisation promoting contemporary Pacific Island visual artists such as Fatu Feu'u, painter and sculptor Johnny Penisula, multi-media artist Shigeyuki Kihara
and the West Indies respectively. Gavaskar led India in a Test for the first time in January 1976 against New Zealand (New Zealand cricket team) during the First Test in Auckland when regular captain Bishen Bedi was suffering from a leg injury. Standing in despite having scored only 703 runs at 28.12 since his debut series, Gavaskar rewarded the selectors with 116 and 35*. As a result, India secured an eight wicket victory. He ended the series with 266 runs
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homework centres for Pacific children, visitiing Pacific prisoners as well as providing transport for their families to visit, and running programs educating Pacific Islanders on their rights and New Zealand citizens. Soon the movement expanded nationally with chapters in South Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, as well as a chapter in Sydney, Australia. '''Michael van Wijk''' (born in Bombay, India, 30 September 1952), is an English bodybuilder, professional sportsman
Support Starting historically as a movement balanced between urban and rural interests, National appeals consistently to country and upper middle class voters. At the 2005 election (New Zealand general election, 2005), the Party narrowly won more votes than the New Zealand Labour Party in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, and in the northern cities of Hamilton (Hamilton, New Zealand) and Tauranga while winning almost all of the rural and provincial electoral seats. Meanwhile, the rival Labour Party won considerably more votes in the urban electorate seats of Christchurch and Dunedin. Peters successfully ran again in 1978 but only after winning in the High Court an electoral petition which overturned the election night result for the seat of Hunua (an electorate in the Auckland area) against Malcolm Douglas, the brother of Roger Douglas. He lost this seat in 1981, but in 1984 he successfully stood in the electorate of Tauranga (Tauranga (New Zealand electorate)). Wikipedia:Auckland City commons:Auckland
in Hobart, also in the first round. She reached the third round of the Australian Open (1997 Australian Open - Women's Singles), losing to the fourth seed Martina Hingis, who won the tournament later. Schett then made the chain of three consecutive first-round losses, at the Open Gaz de France (Paris), in Hannover and at the Pacific Life Open (Indian Wells (Indian Wells Masters)). goals2 stadium Auckland, New Zealand goals2 stadium Auckland
thumb right upright Asians are Auckland's fastest growing ethnic group. Here, lion dancers perform at the Auckland Lantern Festival. alt Lion dancers wearing bright red and yellow costumes class "wikitable" ! Ethnic Group !! 2001 !! 2006 !! 2013 - European (European ethnic groups) 755,967 700,158 789,306 - Māori (Māori people) 127,704 137,304 142,770 - Pacific Island (Pacific Islander) 154,683 177,951 194,958 - Asian (Asian people) 151,644 234,279 307,233 - Middle Easterners Latin Americans Africans 13,335 18,558 24,945 - 'New Zealanders' ''n a'' 99,474 14,904 - Others 276 648 735 - '''Total people stated''' 1,102,818 1,239,054 1,331,427 - Not elsewhere included 57,453 65,907 84,123 - '''Total people''' 1,160,271 1,304,958 1,415,550 Religion thumb Anglican (File:St Mark's Anglican Church.jpg) church in Remuera Similar to the rest of the country, over half of Aucklanders profess Christianity, but fewer than 10% regularly attend church and almost 40% profess no religious affiliation (2006 census figures). The main denominations are Roman Catholic, Anglican and Presbyterian. Pentecostal (Pentecostalism) and charismatic (charismatic Movement) churches are the fastest growing. A small community of Coptic Orthodox Christians (Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria) is also present. Pope Shenouda III visits New Zealand (from Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 25 May 2008.) Recent immigration from Asia has added to the religious diversity of the city, and about 10% of the population follow such beliefs as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism, although there are no figures on religious attendance. Wikipedia:Auckland City commons:Auckland
, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Social neuroscience was defined broadly as the interdisciplinary study of the neural, hormonal, cellular, and genetic mechanisms underlying the emergent structures that define social species. Thus, among the participants in these meetings were scientists who used a wide variety of methods in studies of animals as well as humans, and patients as well as normal participants. The consensus also emerged
. He made his All Black debut against South Africa (South Africa national rugby union team) in 1994 and played in three tests in the series. Earlier route network Polynesian Airlines previously serviced the following international destinations: Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand; Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia; Rarotonga in the Cook Islands; Papeete in French Polynesia; and Honolulu (Honolulu International Airport) and Los
; Nesbitt was unable to travel with them to Australia - he had been arrested for selling drugs. Paul Hewson moved back to Auckland and joined The Pink Flamingos, they became one of New Zealand's top musical acts in the early 1980s. They were led by Dave McArtney ex-Hello Sailor (Hello Sailor (band)), which had toured with Dragon but had also split. * '''2001''' – '''World Champion''' 12 metre (12-metre class) JI Cowes – '''World Champion''' Farr 40 (Farr Yacht Design) Southampton, UK * '''2003''' – 2003 Louis Vuitton Cup Alinghi Auckland '''1st''' – Helmsman – 2003 America's Cup Alinghi (Challenger) Auckland '''Winner''' (5 to 0) – Helmsman * '''2006''' – Bol d'Or Rolex Decision 35 Team Banque Gonet Switzerland '''1st''' – '''World Champion''' Farr 40 (Farr Yacht Design) Vincenzo Onorato Team Newport (Newport, Rhode Island), U.S. defunct location The Ford Building, East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand location_city '''Ford New Zealand''' is the New Zealand subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. It began in 1936. Since the closure of its assembly plant in Wiri, Auckland in 1997, all of its product offerings are fully imported, from Australia, Japan and increasingly, Europe. Its models have traditionally been the same as those of Ford Australia, with the large Falcon (Ford Falcon (Australia)) model being as popular locally as it is in Australia. Chapters thumb Guardian Angels in Miami (File:Miami angels.jpg)The Guardian Angels USA first established chapters in Washington, D. C., New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver, London, Toronto, Dallas, Tokyo, Houston, Cape Town, Auckland, Savannah (Savannah, Georgia), Seattle, and York, (Pennsylvania) (York, Pennsylvania). Recently, the organization established chapters in smaller cities, such as the Massachusetts cities of Springfield (Springfield, Massachusetts) and Brockton (Brockton, Massachusetts); other smaller city chapters recently organized include Sacramento and Stockton, California and Portland, Maine. In May 2011, a chapter was organized in Indianapolis, Indiana as well. The company operates principal offices in London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Toronto, San Francisco and New York. Biography Weldon was born '''Franklin Birkinshaw''' in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, England to a literary family, with both her maternal grandfather, Edgar Jepson (1863–1938), and her mother Margaret writing novels (the latter under the nom de plume Pearl Bellairs, alter-ego of the eponymous character in Aldous Huxley's short story, "Farcical History of Richard Greenow"). Weldon spent her early years in Auckland, New Zealand, where her father worked as a doctor. At the age of 14, after her parents' divorce, she returned to England with her mother and her sister Jane – never to see her father again. While in England she attended South Hampstead High School. Shoplifting incident On 21 September 2007, Rickitt was arrested and charged with shoplifting a block of cheese, a bottle of HP sauce and a jar of coffee from an Auckland supermarket. During an interview with ''Herald on Sunday'' he claimed that it was an honest mistake Wikipedia:Auckland City commons:Auckland
The '''Auckland urban area''' ( In Māori (Māori language), Auckland's name is '''Tāmaki Makaurau''' and the transliterated version of Auckland is '''Ākarana'''.
The Auckland urban area (as defined by Statistics New Zealand) ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the northwest, and Runciman in the south. It is not contiguous; the section from Waiwera to Whangaparaoa Peninsula is separate from its nearest neighbouring suburb of Long Bay (Long Bay, New Zealand). Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, and the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west. The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus (List of isthmuses) between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitemata Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the few cities in the world to have two harbours on two separate major bodies of water.
The 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 3rd place in the world on its list, while the ''Economist's (Economist Intelligence Unit)'' World's most liveable cities index of 2011 ranked Auckland in 9th place. In 2010, Auckland was classified as a Beta World City (Global city) in the World Cities Study Group's inventory by Loughborough University. http: www.lboro.ac.uk gawc world2010t.html "The World According to GaWC 2008"