The biggest city in New Zealand is Auckland. It has more people living there than the whole South Island which is the biggest island. The capital and second largest city is Wellington and along with Auckland they are situated on the more populous North Island.
The biggest city in the South Island and third biggest city in New Zealand is Christchurch. The city is in recovery mode after being struck by a series of powerful earthquakes which decimated the CBD. The rebuild is in progress and the city changes almost by the day as new constructions go up and damaged buildings are removed.
There are a number of other significant cities in New Zealand including Hamilton, Tauranga, Dunedin, New Plymouth, and Palmerston North. New Zealand has around 600 towns, many which service the rural and farming sector. Others rely on tourism as they are located near tourist hotspots.