Wellington de la Luna
8 August 1966: a NASA team doing work for the Apollo moon mission took the astronauts near Tuba City
Source: The Evening Post Thursday 3 August 2000 Photography by Woolf
Mt Victoria is in the centre right. This is a view just about directly opposite that shown from Mt Vic. The stadium is to the left.
Essentially the same scene in daylight - without the romance. Source: wellington.govt.nz Wellington City Council
Admit it folks - isn't Wellington one of the prettiest cities you've ever seen?
Auckland, Wellington, Nicer to Live in than Paris
Auckland and Wellington are among the top 12 places in the world to live, according to an annual ranking of the world's cities by quality of living. Mercer's annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey, covering 215 cities, helps governments and multinational companies place employees on international assignments. Each city is ranked based on 39 criteria, including political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, transport and other public services. Cities are compared to New York as the base city, which has an index score of 100.
Switzerland's Zurich was ranked the best city to live in, while Iraqi capital Baghdad was last on the list. Auckland and Wellington both moved up the rankings this year. Auckland went from 8th last year to 5th this year, on a score of 107.3 and Wellington moved up from 14th to 12th with a score of 105.8. The moves were mainly due to strong internal stability relative to other cities.
How we compare to major cities:
Source: stuff.co.nz 10 April 2006
A third of the top 9 are in Switzerland?
Personally, I would have rated Wellington as #1 and Auckland as #2 - but that's just me...
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