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New Zealand Info

CAPITAL: Wellington

 

GEOGRAPHY

It is made of 2 main islands and a number of smaller islands. With a coastline of approximately 15,134 km's, NZ has breathtaking views of beaches, trenches, mountains and volcanic plateaus.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of approximately 4,400,000 people. Muslims account for about 0.9% of the population

CLIMATE

Mild maritime climate. Annual temperatures range from 10 °C (50 °F) in the south to 16 °C (61 °F) in the north.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Māori & NZ Sign language are the two official languages.
English is a national language and is spoken by 98% of the population.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+12
GMT +13 (During Summer due to daylight savings)

BUSINESS HOURS / HOLIDAYS

Government Offices/ Banks: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
General Office Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM

New Year's: January 1st & 2nd
Waitangi Day: February 6th
Easter Weekend: Varies
Anzac Day: April 25th
Queen's Birthday: First Monday in June
Labour Day: Fourth Monday in October
Christmas Day: December 25th
Boxing Day: December 26th

CURRENCY

New Zealand Dollars

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Ambulance/ Fire Emergencies: 111

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