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The majority of hotels provide facimile facilities.


 ISPs include Kiwilink

 There are Internet cafes in the city and smaller town business districts.

 Internet access is provided at many youth hostels and hotels.


 International Direct Dialing is available

 New Zealand country dialing code: 64

 Outgoing international dialing code: 00

 Very few public phones still accept coins, some accept credit cards but the main method of payment is cards bought from bookstalls.

Mobile telephones

 Advanced mobile phone (AMP) networks are operated by
Telecom New Zealand

 Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) 900 network is operated by Vodafone New Zealand

 Handsets can be bought or hired from Vodafone New Zealand.

 There are also mobile telephone shops at Christchurch and Auckland airports.


 Post offices are open Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

 Airmail to Western Europe takes 4 to 5 days and to the USA 3 to 10 days.


The English language daily newspapers with the highest circulation include:

 New Zealand Herald

 Otago Daily Times

 The Press

 The Dominion


From time to time the radio frequencies change and the most up to date information can be found online:

 BBC World Service can be received.

 Voice of America can be received.