20 Aug 2018

Wellington most liveable city? Yeah right, says Taranaki

From Morning Report, 8:51 am on 20 August 2018

Wellington currently has bragging rights over Auckland in New Zealand's most 'liveable city' stakes. The capital has recently captured top spot on the Deutsche Bank's list of 'most liveable cities' for the second year in a row, while the City of Sails has fallen out of the Economist's top 10 all together. But what do such lists really achieve? And does anybody outside of the main centres even care?

RNZ Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin took to the streets of New Plymouth to find out.

New Plymouth hasn't been voted the most liveable city in the world since 2008, but many locals are asking why not, when it's got the beach, the snow and the rugby.