More information about New Zealand


New Zealand’s awesome landscapes, lush forests, amazing wildlife and pleasant climate make it a haven for many outdoor activities, and a great place to unwind. New Zealand society is diverse, sophisticated, and multicultural, and the honesty, friendliness, and openness of Kiwis will impress you. And the great advantage of New Zealand is that all of its diverse physical, cultural, and artistic landscapes are so close to each other!

New Zealand travel begins with visiting the official site of Tourism New Zealand(external link) - the best place to plan your New Zealand travel.

Discover new places and ways to travel in New Zealand plus find New Zealand maps, accommodation, great deals on New Zealand travel and more.

So start planning your New Zealand travel now.

Driving in New Zealand

The Driving in New Zealand section(external link) of the New Zealand Transport Agency website provides new residents and visitors with information about driver licence requirements, and advice on driving in New Zealand.

The 100% Pure New Zealand website also provides an overview on driving in New Zealand(external link)

Getting married in New Zealand

The Marriages section(external link) of the Department of Internal Affairs website will tell you what you need to know about legal requirements when getting married in New Zealand.

Addresses and contacts

To find a residential phone number and/or address, use the White Pages(external link) website.

To find a commercial phone number and/or address, use the Yellow Pages(external link) website.

New Zealand introduced a new postcode system in 2008 that applies to mail sent from overseas as well as from within the country. To find a postcode, use the Address & Postcode Finder(external link) on the New Zealand Post website.

GST (sales tax) refund

Goods and Services tax (GST) is an indirect tax that businesses charge as part of the goods and services they provide.

Visitors to New Zealand must pay GST on all goods and services that they buy in New Zealand. There is no refund of GST available when you leave New Zealand. For further information about the tax system in New Zealand, visit the New Zealand Inland Revenue website(external link)..

Health care

To find out about how the New Zealand health system works (including ACC and community service cards) and what you may be entitled to, see the Eligibility section on the Ministry of Health(external link).


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