The world-ranked Auckland University is less than 90 minutes drive from the furthest point in the district.
As a productive sector, education and training contributed $80mil to GDP in 2013 (4% of total GDP). This is a stable sector with no significant growth since 2002 however; recently interest and effort in improving early childcare services and vocational training may point to an increase in sector performance.
Some links you may find useful:
Download our education fact sheet here. Education (2MB)