New Zealand and Japan boast over 40 sister city links, the oldest of which - Christchurch and Kurashiki City - was established in 1973.

Chubu Chugoku

Nagaizumi Town (external link) - Wanganui (external link)
Year established: 1988

Nonoichi City (external link)- Gisborne (external link)
Year established: 1990

Mishima City (external link) - New Plymouth (external link)
Year established: 1991

Otari Village (external link) - Marlborough (external link)
Year established: 1991

Nishio City (external link) - Porirua (external link)
Year established: 1993

Tatsuno Town (external link) - Waitomo (external link)
Year established: 1995

Hara Village (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 2002

Fujimi Town (external link) - Tasman (Richmond) (external link)
Year established: 1993

Gamagori City (external link)- Port of Gisborne (external link)
Year established: 1996

Kurashiki City (external link) - Christchurch (external link)
Year established: 1973

Akitakata City (external link) - Selwyn (external link)
Year established: 1992

Hatsukaichi City (external link)- Masterton (external link)
Year established: 1998

Misaki Town (external link) - Thames (external link)
Year established: TBC
Hokkaido Kanto

Tomakomai City (external link) - Napier (external link)
Year established: 1980

Otaru City (external link) - Dunedin (external link)
Year established: 1980

Bihoro Town (external link) - Waipa (external link) (Cambridge (external link))
Year established: 1997

Eniwa City (external link) - Timaru (external link)
Year established: 2008

Kiyosato Town (external link) - Motueka (external link)
Year established: 1997

Yubetsu Town (external link)- Selwyn (external link)
Year established: 2000

Utsunomiya City (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 1982

Saitama City (external link) - Hamilton (external link)
Year established: 1984

Hakone Town (external link) - Taupo (external link)
Year established: 1987

Hitachi City (external link) - Tauranga (external link)
Year established: 1988

Kumagaya City (external link) - Invercargill (external link)
Year established: 1993

Narita City (external link) - Foxton (external link)
Year established: 1995

Kamagaya City (external link) - Whakatane (external link)
Year established: 1997

Shinagawa City (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 1993

Kitaibaraki City (external link) - Wairoa (external link)
Year established: 1999

Shibukawa City (external link) - Whakatane (external link)
Year established: 2000
Kinki Kyushu

Miyazu City (external link) - Nelson (external link)
Year established: 1976

Kakogawa City (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 1992

Yuasa Town (external link) - Far North  (external link)(Kerikeri)
Year established: 1993

Sakai City (external link) - Wellington (external link)
Year established: 1994

Minoh City (external link) - Hutt (external link)
Year established: 1995

Toyooka City (external link) - Ruapehu (external link)
Year established: 2000

Nantan City (external link)- Clutha (external link)
Year established: 2002

Fukuoka City (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 1986

Beppu City (external link) - Rotorua (external link)
Year established: 1987

Affiliated Sister Cities & Friendly Cities 

   
Shikoku Tohoku
Susaki City (external link) - Tauranga (external link)
Year established: 1997

Minamiuonuma City (external link) - Ashburton (external link)
Year established: 1987

Tendo City (external link) - Marlborough (external link)
Year established: 1989

Kitashiobara Village (external link) - Taupo (external link) (Turangi)
Year established: 1997

Furudono Town (external link) - Rodney (external link) (Warkworth)
Year established: 1999

Tomioka Town (external link) - Auckland (external link)
Year established: 1983

Hachimantai City (external link) - Horowhenua (external link)
Year established: 2003