Delphine de Rouvroy regrets nothing about leaving her French homeland for Auckland.
"I can do that until I retire and be put in a hole in the ground or else I need to do something different."
It has been 14 years since Sunju Park decided to move from South Korea to New Zealand with her two young children.
Living in South Auckland has always invoked a sense of pride in me.
For Joseph Smith from Bermuda it took time to get used to Auckland, but now he loves it.
Coming from Ukraine, Iryna Dzuiban was surprised New Zealand is so small.
For Katrina Tiaua coming from American Samoa Auckland means good food and great opportunities.
Being an Aucklander is awesome says Taabeta Tebau from the tiny Pacific nation of Kiribati.
The multicultural nature of Auckland is one of the things Ayob Aghazi appreciates.
Michelle Ryan loves her home country of Brazil but starting a family in New Zealand means she’s here to stay.
When Fou Alene-Tumataiki left Niue she forgot her native language. 40 years later, she's teaching it to kids.
Living in Auckland is all about keeping her balance for Mexican mother of two Linabel Hadlee.
Better job opportunities and a better education were Elaine Iorive’s goals when she came to New Zealand.
It was a relative's wish that saw Ven Phraratwarayanmuni dedicate his life to Buddhism.
For Yuya French, the thing she misses most about Taiwan is the food, although a bowl of noodles at the local shopping centre helps.
Coming to Auckland from Sudan has been the chance of a second life for Abann Yor.
Renee Kim moved to New Zealand for one reason. The Korean education system was failing her oldest son.
It may be the furthest country from Northern Ireland geographically but in terms of culture and people Mark Fisher says it's very similar.
Mary-anne Stuart-William feels she left a jail cell behind in South Africa to start a new life in Auckland.
When Janhild Olsen left the Faroe Islands she was a love-struck teenager.
The first Tibetan refugee to call New Zealand home when he arrived in 1967.
Iraqi Jessie Youkhana yearned for a safer place to raise her family after living in conflict for over a decade.
"You don't get such a very very genuine acceptance of other cultures in other places in the world."
Sadiki Ruhamya says he feels blessed to have been taken in as a refugee from Congo.
''Everything in Auckland is in your grasp if you want it. Any type of food, any type of technology," says Crofton Lulu from Solomons.
New Zealand is home sweet home for the Cabrera family since leaving Colombia.
Seventeen years ago Thomas Shum left densely populated and polluted Hong Kong for a new life in Auckland.
Ataur Rahman's parents didn't speak to him for seven years when he told them he was marrying a New Zealander.
Yolanda Elliott was one of the few Italian war brides who arrived in New Zealand in 1946.
When Goran Katich moved from Yugoslavia to West Auckland in 1984 he was in search of a better life.