General Information about New Zealand

New Zealand, Maori calls New Zealand Aotearoa, meaning “the land of white clouds” or Niu Tireni, which translates from English. It is a country consisting of two major islands, including a number of small islands in the Pacific Ocean. Southwest – New Zealand has a capital city named Wellington. New Zealand is one of the most remote countries in the world. The nearest country is Australia. It is located 2,000 km north-west of the island, with the middle of the Tasman Sea. The only land in the south is Antarctica. And north is New Caledonia, Fiji and Tongan.

Weather in New Zealand can consists of 4 seasons as:

  • Summer season: start from December – February
  • Fall season: start from March – May
  • Winter season: start from June – August
  • Spring season: start from September – November

New Zealand Time Zone
New Zealand will be 5 hours ahead of Thailand, but will have a one hour delay between October and March. The Day Light Saving period, which will result in New Zealand is 6 hours faster than Thailand in this period.

New Zealand Currency
Currency of New Zealand The coins used are 10c, 20c, 50c, $ 1, and $ 2, respectively. The notes range from $ 5, $ 10, $ 20, $ 50, and $ 10. $ 100, respectively. NZ $ 24 (September 2010). The card can be used in general stores. All major credit cards accepted.


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