General Information for New Zealand

Population: There is a population of about 4.6 million
Capital of New Zealand: Wellington
Maori Name for New Zealand: Aotearoa
Official Language: The main official language spoken is English and Maori
Major Cities: Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch
Popular Expat cities: Auckland and Christchurch
Time Zone: GMT + 12 (GMT + 13 from the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday in March)
Money: New Zealand Dollar (NZD) divided into 100 cents
Nearest Neighbours: New Zealand has two islands: North Island and South Island, Australia, Tonga and Fiji
Popular attractions: Milford Sound, Tongariro National Park, Bay of Islands, Lake Wanaka, Hobbiton Movie Set and Waiheke Island
Religions: The major religion in New Zealand is Christianity
Public Holidays: New Years Day, Day after New Year’s Day, Waitangi Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Queens birthday, Labour day , Christmas day and Boxing Day.
International Dialling code: +64, Auckland has an area code of (0)9 and Wellington (0)4
Emergency contact: 111 for the police, emergency services and fire services
Visa: There are different types of visa for the purposes you are coming to the country
New Zealand Travel Advice: Safe travel (New Zealand travel advice)