Wellington, let’s face it, your time is up! If you weren’t the capital, there wouldn’t be any reason to talk about you on the news, besides when a roof gets blown off… With your gail-force winds, sub zero temperatures in Winter…

Wellington isn’t exactly your typical holiday destination, and there isn’t much to do is there? I mean, come to think of it, when you visit Wellington there is only one place to go and see…. Te Papa!


Wellington does have a few things going for it, your picturesque hills, blue waters, cafes, great culture and of course you can’t beat wellington on a good day … those 3 glorious days every year! There has been a lot of debate on whether Auckland should be the capital, below is a list of reasons why Auckland should be the capital, it pretty much already is!

Please tell us why Auckland should or shouldn’t be the capital.

  1. When you’re overseas Wellington isn’t really considered big enough to be a city
  2. That’s right, no one knows of Wellington, when you’re overseas everyone asks: “Are you from Auckland?
  3. Everyone overseas is surprised when you tell them that Auckland isn’t the capital
  4. Auckland has the tallest building in the country
  5. Auckland really knows how to impress their out-of-town friends
  6. Alternatively we could make Auckland the State Capital for NZ and finally join the Australian Federation
  7. The bustling International airport means that tourists prefer to see Auckland first
  8. When you land in Auckland you don’t need a vom bag during landing
  9. The Prime Minister lives in Auckland. So did the last one
  10. Though John Key did apologise, it’s a true fact when he stated that Wellington was a dying city
  11. Anyone who has done business internationally knows that the business and financial world looks to Auckland
  12. In Auckland you can enjoy the ocean, the water isn’t arctic cold!
  13. Auckland has the largest sea and air ports, welly is difficult to get into and out of
  14. As far as we know, Wellington is prone to earthquakes
  15. Wellington’s awful weather
  16. The infrastructure issues in Auckland will finally be fixed!
  17. Perhaps we could build a small parliamentary town on the outskirts of Auckland, by the ocean. Make sure it’s in a really nice location, beautiful, warm, secure, modernised, and employ an automated transport system. It won’t cost anything in real terms because existing parliament buildings can be sold off
  18. It will help de-populate Auckland and make other places in NZ more attractive to immigrants
  19. It’s already is New Zealand’s centre of power and economy in every sense
  20. Auckland must be the capital so the rest of the world to take New Zealand seriously
  21. If all the politicians moved to Auckland and all the creative people moved to Wellington, both cities will become what they are already supposed to be
  22. Auckland can grow, whereas Wellington is stuck between hills
  23. We can enjoy our drinks outside rooftop without the wind
  24. It’s already is the capital, why is it taking such a long time?
  25. Auckland has the most diverse, most populous, and has a wealth of creativity which is unmatched nationwide
  26. Auckland has Waiheke
  27. Because of this, there’s a smaller version of nearly every country in the world here
  28. Some of the most beautiful waterfalls you will ever see
  29. Auckland could open up a cardigan shop for when all the civil servants follow
  30. Overseas newspapers constantly mistake Auckland as the capital
  31. Auckland is called New Zealand’s Super City for a reason.
  32. Auckland has four seasons in one day, not one season all year.
  33. It’s the City of Sails, but not the city of gale-force winds and upturned umbrellas
  34. There is beaches galore, black sand, white sand, take your pick
  35. Auckland has more weekend getaways available

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