Most Beautiful Major City
Simple enough, but based upon natural, not man made beauty. More emphasis can be placed on immediate setting, and closer in stuff, but anything within 100 km. certainly contributes.
The cities up for consideration are:
All are good, but which is best? Criteria to consider would include
-Geologic Features (cliffs, waterfalls, valleys/Geothermal Activity
-Variations in Landscape
-Urban Parks/Green Spaces
My vote is for Auckland, but each is quite good in their own way.