Promoting People to People Exchanges
This website links New Zealand cities, towns, districts and ports that have entered into a sister-city, twinning or friendship relationship with an overseas counterpart. The tally is around 140 communities in overseas cities reaching out in friendship to New Zealand. That number is growing.
Sister Cities New Zealand brings together kindred organisations, voluntary, local-body and governmental groups, cultural, sport, educational and trade groups involved in people-to-people contact between countries and cultures.
Sister Cities New Zealand aims to increase global co-operation at a local level, promote cultural understanding, stimulate economic development and foster a citizens’ network of organisations and individuals devoted to creating and strengthening partnerships between New Zealand and international communities.
These contacts have been calculated to be worth in excess of $50 million a year in tourism and cultural exchange dollars alone.