Sister City and Friendly City links

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 - 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 Nort(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) - AucklandYear established: 1986
Beppu City(external link) - RotoruaYear established: 1987

Affiliated Sister Cities & Friendly Cities

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

Minamiuonuma City(external link) City - 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

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