Main Facts About New Zealand

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Currency
In New Zealand the currency is New Zealand Dollar (NZD). You can exchange currency at international airports, banks, and hotels. ATM's are located all over New Zealand and contactless card facilities are in most shops. Please check with your bank regarding fees, especially if paying from an international account.
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Language
While English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand, Māori became an official language in 1987. Alongside, New Zealand is the first country to declare sign language as an official language in 2006.
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Weather
New Zealand has a wide temperate climate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20 - 30ºC and in winter between 10 - 15ºC. Be sure to pack clothes for all weather!
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Power Plugs
In New Zealand the standard voltage is 230 - 240 volts, with a frequency of 50Hz, and they use Type I power sockets and plugs. These are the same plugs and sockets used in Australia, China, Argentina and the South Pacific. If you are travelling to New Zealand from the UK you will need a travel adaptor.
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Population
The current population of New Zealand is 4,893,469 as of Friday, April 29, 2022, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
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Fun Fact
New Zealand’s dates back only a few hundred years. This is due to New Zealand only being inhabited 800 years ago!