New-Zealand

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the New Zealand dollar or NZD.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in New-Zealand , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

It is necessary to know that offices open at 9 AM and close at 5 PM.



Transportation

Road
Roads are in very good condition. Driving is on the left side of the road and yield to the right. Car insurance being not compulsory, it is strongly advised to have a comprehensive insurance. After 1 year, it is compulsory to pass the tests of the New Zealand code.



Air
The airlines are effecient; jets are well maintained and checked.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .nz



Languages spoken

In New Zealand, English is the official language "of every day life" and Maori is the official language of "the law". Therefore, New Zealand can be considered as a country which is completely bilingual. English is the main language which is used by the majority of the population and in public life. Indeed, 92% of New Zealanders speak English as their mother tongue. It is also important to note that there are natives in New Zealand called the Maoris who usually speak Maori. Finally, let's note that very few Maoris only speak Maori. Indeed, the large majority of them know English or are completely bilingual.


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