Aotearoa ranks tenth on the World's Top Ten Happiest countries in the world according to the World Happiness report.
Finland has been named the happiest country in the world consecutively for five years and was significantly ahead of other countries.
Aotearoa was the highest placed southern hemisphere country, two places ahead of Australia.
The United Nation's sustainable development solutions network assesses life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption and high social trust.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 'World Happiness Report' which uses global survey data to report on how people evaluate their own lives in more than 150 countries around the world.
The top 10 happiest countries
- New Zealand