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|Visa||:||Canadians traveling on regular passports do not require a visa to enter New Zealand. (Traveller is advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.)|
|Weather||:||Subtropical in the north and temperate in the south. The north has no extremes of heat or cold but winter can be quite cool in the south, with snow in the mountains. The eastern areas often experience drought conditions in summer; the west, particularly in the South Island, has more rain.
Spring, summer and autumn are very pleasant throughout New Zealand. Winters tend to be wet and cool, but there's great winter skiing in the centre of the North Island, and in the South Island's Southern Alps, where heli-skiing is particularly popular.
|Clothing||:||The weather is changeable so layering is the key to staying comfortable. Always keep a sweater handy and carry a waterproof jacket in case of rain. If you’re visiting during winter months, or exploring alpine areas, bring warm clothing including gloves and a hat. Smart casual clothing is acceptable in most situations. There are no specific cultural issues to consider.|
|Language||:||English is the common and everyday language, but other languages are also spoken, including Maori, which is New Zealand's second official language.|
|Time Zone||:||GMT + 12|
|Currency||:||New Zealand's unit of currency is the New Zealand dollar (NZ$).|
|Drinking Water||:||Water used for drinking, brushing teeth or making ice should have first been boiled or otherwise sterilised.|
|Electricity||:||230 volts AC, 50 hertz. 3-pin appliance plug.|
|The above information for reference only, for details please contact the tourist board.|
Source: World Travel Guide