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June 2015

General

Shopping New Zealand shops and supermarkets are similar to those in most Western countries. New Zealanders use the word ‘dairy’ to refer to small local shops that sell ice creams, sweets, newspapers, magazines and some…


Libraries

Auckland Libraries There are 55 libraries in the Auckland Council Region. Membership If you live or pay rates in the Auckland Council region, you are entitled to free membership at the libraries. Non-resident students at…


Technology

Telephones There may be a phone at the property you move into, or you can buy one from a wide range of shops; an electrical goods specialist or bargain chains. Prices vary widely. Skype works…


Getting Around

New Zealand is a land of cars. Several factors have influenced the preference for the automobile. The single most obvious is that only the car has been able to provide convenient access to almost every…


Buying a car

Protection against mechanical faults – A number of organisations in New Zealand offer a pre-purchase inspection for car buyers. VTNZ (Formerly Vehicle Testing New Zealand) is the largest operator with over 80 outlets throughout the…


Money

Cash – New Zealand has a decimal currency system, with money broken down into a mix of coins and notes. The smallest denomination coin is 10c, followed by 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins. Bank…


Garbage collection

Rubbish collection and recycling When and how rubbish is collected from your home will depend on where you live, so talk to your neighbours or contact your local council for details. Most councils provide rubbish…


Utilities

Water All New Zealand tap water in cities and towns is safe to drink and generally of very high quality. Fluoridation In most towns and cities the reticulated water supply is also fluoridated, to assist…


Things to do in the last week

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The last hurdle – 1 week to go

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