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New Zealand Currency
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The New Zealand Dollar is the official currency in New Zealand.

1 New Zealand Dollar (1 NZ$) = 100 cents.

Notes are in denominations of NZ$5, 10, 20, 50 and 100.

Coins are in denominations of and 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents. There are also coins for NZ$ 2 and 1.

Currency exchange

There are many currency exchange facilities throughout New Zealand.

Credit & debit cards

The widely accepted cards are Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Club.

For details of merchant acceptability and other information that may be available, check with your credit or debit card company.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques can be exchanged at large hotels, trading banks and a few shops, however these will be exchanged at official rates.

To avoid additional exchange rate charges whilst using travellers cheques it is advisable to take them in US Dollars, Australian Dollars or UK Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the New Zealand Dollar against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
 
Date Nov’07
UK£1.00=
2.733
US$1.00=
1.312
 
Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the export and import of local or foreign currency.

Banking hours

Banks are open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Useful travel links
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards