Wellington Aims To Be Most Prosperous, Liveable and Vibrant City in the Southern Hemisphere
“Admittedly before visiting Wellington, I didn’t know much about the city, besides that it is supposed to be very windy. But after spending a couple of days exploring the town and meeting the people that make it, I was genuinely impressed. There is a kind of creativity, friendliness and ambition in the air”, writes Jason Lim for Forbes.
After his stay in Wellington, Lim was so impressed with the city that he wrote several articles around a wide range of topics. We have summarized his findings below.
- According to Lim Wellington is a great city to set up a business. New Zealand, has been ranked as one of the Top countries to set up a business by the World Bank as well as The Economist Intelligence Unit. Apart from that people are friendly, it is easy to get around, Wellington is an affordable place to live and do business in and offers a great lifestyle that Lim overall describes as ‘relaxed’.
- Wellington is a hub for innovation and is big on Tech. New quality start-ups are emerging in the capital and there are more Kiwi entrepreneurs you would expect.
- Wellington is called Wellywood for a reason. They make some of the biggest films in the world. “New Zealand’s film industry has flourished on the back of Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor”, writes Lim. The Weta Workshop – “the place where all the magic behind the costumes and props happens” also is located in Wellington.
- The capital is a true foodie, art and nature paradise. According to Lim “culinary excellence, arts and a fascinating natural beauty are integral to the city’s lifestyle and something worth visiting”.
Lim uses the All Blacks’ success as a metaphor for the city. Despite its small population of only 4.5million people, New Zealand’s rugby team managed to score their second Rugby World cup in a row this year. “Similarly Wellington with only 200,000 people proves it can compete on the world stage.”
Article Source: Forbes, Jason Lim, November 29, 2015
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