Important! If you are not a resident of Australia or New Zealand, you may need to get a Visitor's Permit. Certain nationals need to have their passport endorsed with a Visitor's Visa before departure. This process may take up to one month. Delegates should visit the New Zealand Immigration Service pages for more information.
The New Zealand currency is cents (c) and dollars ($), with 100 cents equal to one dollar. Coins are in the denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, and $2. There are $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 notes available. One New Zealand dollar is worth approximately 75 US cents.
There are automatic teller machines in the airport and throughout most cities, should you wish to withdraw cash on your credit or debit cards.
Further information on New Zealand can be found at the following sites
Useful Local Information
(Police, Fire, Ambulance): 111
24 Hour Medical Care (Anglesea A & E): 07 858 0800 cnr Anglesea & Thackeray Street, Hamilton City
New Zealand Country Code: 0064
Hamilton & Waikato Area Code: 07 (when calling from a country other than NZ please remove the 0 i.e 0064 7….)
Driving Guidelines: Always drive on the left-hand side of the road in New Zealand. Please stop and ensure there is no traffic coming in either direction
before pulling out of intersections.
For tips and guidelines on driving in NZ visit www.drivesafe.org