- Useful numbers
Police, firemen and ambulances: 111 (free call 24 hours a day) all regions.
- New Zealand Embassy and Tourism Office
7 street Leonardo da Vinci – 75116 Paris
Opening from 9 am to 1 pm from Monday to Friday
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 45 01 43 43 – Fax: + 33 (0) 1 45 01 43 44 (Embassy)
Tel: + 33 (0) 1 45 00 24 11 – Fax: + 33 (0) 1 45 01 26 39 (tourist office)
- Embassy of France in New Zealand in Wellington
34 32 Manners St, 13th floor, Wellington
Tel.: (644) 384 25 55 – Fax: (644) 384 25 77
Calendar of holidays and public holidays
- 1st January: New Year’s Day
- 2nd January: Day after the New Year
- February 6th: National Day (Waitangi)
- April: Good Friday and Easter Monday
- April 25: Veterans’ Day
- 1st Monday in June: Queen’s Birthday
- 4th Monday in October: Labor Day
- December 25th: Christmas
- 26th December: Boxing Day (gifts offered to the poorest)
The local currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ $). Major credit cards can be used, visas and MasterCard are more widely accepted, followed by American Express and Diners Club. It’s easy to make withdrawals in big cities. Distributors are also numerous.
It is important that you have enough local currency to visit the national parks. Euro cash and traveler’s checks are easily exchanged. Foreign currencies can easily be exchanged in banks, some hotels and kiosks of exchange offices, which are located in airports and most of the city centres. Bank schedules are from 9 am to 4:30 pm during the week.
There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency that can be taken in or out of New Zealand. However, each person carrying more than $ 10,000 NZ in cash on entry into or departure from New Zealand must complete a Border Cash Report.