New Zealand Shopping, Embassy and Communication

By | May 6, 2022



Official languages ​​are English, Maori and New Zealand Sign Language.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

06.02.2022 Waitangi day

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

04/25/2022 ANZAC Day

06/06/2022 Queen’s birthday

10/24/2022 Labor Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Each region also has its own national holiday.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into New Zealand: 50 cigarettes or 50g cigars or tobacco products OR 50g consisting of a mixture of all three of the above products (persons 17 years and older); three bottles of spirits (maximum 1125 milliliters per bottle) and 4.5 liters of wine or beer (persons aged 17 and over); Personal effects and gifts up to a value of NZ$700 (excluding tobacco and alcohol).

Import Restrictions

Firearms may only be imported with prior permission from the police authorities. Attention: Camping equipment must be declared. Items will be inspected upon arrival. For example, no soil should stick to hiking shoes. Note: Electronic data carriers may be searched by customs officials. Owners of the devices may have to issue passwords. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Food (e.g. meat, fruit, honey), plants (also wood and straw) and animals as well as plant and animal products. More information is available from New Zealand Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of New Zealand
Mattiellistr. 2-4/3
+43 (1) 505 30 21. mission

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30.

Consulate General of New Zealand

(without issuing a visa)

Visa matters and emigration applications are processed by the New Zealand Visa Application Center in London.

Chemin des Fins 2
Le Grand-Saconnex/Geneva
+41 (22) 929 03 50. mission-geneva

Mon-Fri 08.30-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Embassy of New Zealand

(Also responsible for Switzerland.)

Consulate General in Hamburg.

Visa matters and emigration applications are processed by the New Zealand Visa Application Center in Hamburg.

Friedrichstr. 60
+49 (30) 20 62 10. /countries-and-regions/europe/germany/berlin

Mon-Fri 09.30-13.00 and 14.00-16.00.


Business etiquette

Suit and tie are appropriate for business visits. Appointments should be made and business cards used. Punctuality is valued. Business dealings are rather conservative. The best times for business trips are February to April and October to November. Business Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Business contacts



According to, the country code is 0064. Public payphones in New Zealand are predominantly card phones (telephone or credit cards) with only a few payphones available. Phone cards are available from kiosks and bookstores. A large part of the public telephone booths serve as WLAN hotspots.

Mobile phone

3G and 4G. Network operators include Vodafone New Zealand, 2degrees and Spark. Very good network coverage except for remote areas. roaming agreements exist. Mobile phones can also be rented. Buying a New Zealand Travel SIM card is often worthwhile. There are cell phone shops in all airports.


Internet providers include Kiwilink. Public and free WiFi hotspots are only available in the big cities. Internet cafes are available in city centers and business districts. Many hotels and youth hostels, all libraries, some tourist offices and numerous restaurants and cafés offer free WiFi.

Post office

Post to Europe takes 4-8 days, poste restante shipments are possible. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00.


Numerous German-speaking radio stations can be received over the Internet in New Zealand.

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