General Information

Banking and Currency

New Zealand operates a decimal currency system. Most internationally recognised currencies can be exchanged easily at banks, hotels and international airports upon presentation of your passport. Normal banking hours are Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Most banks are closed on weekends and public holidays.

Climate and Clothing

It will be winter in Nelson and the weather is likely to be variable. The days are likely to be clear, sunny and cold with colder night time temperatures.
For further information on Nelson, see the following web page and related


The power supply in New Zealand is 230 volts AC, 50 hertz

Travel Information

Some of the airlines that serve NZ include:

Air New Zealand:
British Airways:
Singapore Airlines:

Airport Departure Tax
A departure tax has to be paid from some airports when you leave New Zealand.

Delegates are reminded of the need to take out their own travel and loss of deposit insurance, to extend where necessary any private policies for personal items in their luggage, and to arrange appropriate medical cover. It is recommended that delegates obtain comprehensive travel insurance, including cover for advanced deposits that may be forfeited through inability to travel at the last minute.

Passports and Visas
All visitors to New Zealand require a valid passport. A number of countries have reciprocal arrangements whereby a visa is not required for visits shorter than three months. If a transit stop is required in Australia, a transit visa for Australia may be required for travellers from some countries. Please check your own circumstances, and where necessary, apply for a visa not less than three months prior to your departure.
Participants should go to to download the visitor visa application form, locate details of the office to lodge applications and relevant visa fees and how to pay these.


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