Capital: Wellington

Population: 4,327,944

Passport/Visa Requirements: All visitors need a passport valid for at least three months beyond the date you intend to leave the country.

Languages: English and Maori

Time Zone: 12 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Daylight Saving Time is observed from the first Sunday in October to the third Sunday in March.

Voltage Requirements: 230/240 volts, 50 hertz

Telephone Codes: 64, country code; 9, city code for Auckland; 7, city code for Rotorua; 4, city code for Wellington; 3, city code for Christchurch