Country and Currency Information

New Zealand
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Time Zone (GMT):+12
Capital City:Wellington
Largest City:Auckland
Currency:New Zealand Dollar = 100 cents
Currency Code:NZD
Banknote Denominations:5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 100
Exchangeable Currencies:All major
* Lowest Returnable Note:5
Additional Information:Notes are made of polymer

* When selling currency back to most bureaux. Coins are generally NOT returnable.

GOV.UK Travel Advice

New Zealand
Friday 15 March 2019 9:11am
Latest update: Summary - There has been a series of shootings in multiple locations in Christchurch; if you are in the area you are advised to remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities; the British High Commission in Wellington is in contact with the New Zealand authorities and urgently seeking further information; anyone worried that a British national may have been affected should call the New Zealand Police hotline: (+64) 0800 115 019 from within New Zealand or register with the Restoring Family Links (RFL) website from overseas

(This information was still current on the GOV.UK website 32 minutes ago)