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You travelled with your daughter to Russia on Russian passports, but your daughter is a New Zealand citizen with a New Zealand birth certificate. I assume that you have a valid New Zealand visa entitling you to re-entry into New Zealand. You made the assumption that your daughter's New Zealand birth certificate would entitle her to re-entry into New ...


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You can definitely use your passport to prove your age. It's used by visitors all the time here in NZ, so it won't be unusual, and your bartender will certainly have seen a passport before.


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There are 3 forms of accepted ID. An NZ drivers license, any current passport and a HANZ18+ card. You can find a form for an 18+ card here: https://www.alcohol.org.nz/alcohol-management-laws/nz-alcohol-laws/age-the-law/approved-id It costs $50 but could be a good idea if you're planning on being out often because taking your passport around with you while ...


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Lake Quill, New Zealand. source: Microsoft Community


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New Zealand visas are generally issued electronically and are linked to your passport number. Therefore it is important that the passport details on your visa are correct. Immigration New Zealand's web site contains the following information on fixing visa errors: eVisa does not match your passport If there is an error in the visa details listed in ...


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Those are the Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach in New Zealand: (Source)


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Oh this is mine. Firstly, you'll want the flight path. This is available online, provided they stick to it. Others online suggest the left. This is correct. I'll now explain why. As you can see from the map, you fly over water a bit, down the coast. The only visible land is to your left. So initially, you definitely want the left. Then you'll cross ...


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This is the sort of waffle that marketing people are very good at generating. It is positive in all the right ways, and negative in all the right ways. It's clever. Is it catchy? Yes. Is it carefully modest? Yes. (Note that it's not the MOST photographed.) Is it a slogan? Yes. Is it possible to disprove? No/unlikely. Are people likely to question it? No. (...


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I'm living in a high populated area (at least for NZ's standard) in Auckland, but the question goes for the whole country. Yes. Except in exceptional circumstances, NZ tapwater is universally safe to drink. Standards exist to ensure that major contaminating organisms such as Protozoa and Cryptosporidium are removed or reduced to safe levels. Auckland ...


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I am willing to contest the basic premise: despite several claims online, I won't accept that this train station is the second most photographed building in the southern hemisphere. That said, perhaps it depends on how you stretch the definition of 'building'. Not exactly scientific, but hard numbers nonetheless, I searched Flickr for... "machu picchu": ...


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Answer is from official New Zealand Customs for person arriving in New Zealand and you are supposed to declare (Cash, Food and Medicine) in passenger arrival card upon arrival. 1 Agriculture Item And Food The following classes of goods must be declared to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI): Food of any kind. Animals (alive or dead) or ...


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You need to transfer your visa in your new passport. From the official New Zealand Immigration : Transferring my visa to a new passport "If you have renewed your passport (because it has expired, was lost/stolen or your name has changed), you need to transfer your valid visa into your new passport before you use it to travel. This applies ...


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If you don't hold a full driving licence when you arrive in New Zealand you'll need to go through the NZ licence system which starts with a theory test, followed by six months as a learner, a practical test, another eighteen months* as a restricted driver (no passengers!) and finally a third test to get a full licence. * can be reduced to twelve months if ...


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As someone from Christchurch, this is my cue. I spent six months back there over summer. Sure, things have changed. The CBD is mostly closed off - although that's slowly improving as buildings are demolished and removed. However, life goes on. Businesses have relocated to other commercial zones. Schools share and build new blocks. Bars open up in the ...


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I'm from Christchurch (although I live in Sydney at present). Yes, certainly. The museum has reopened and has some stuff about the city. However, in the 'container mall' known as re:Start, there's an information center with a lot of info on the history. It's coordinated by the museum and the exhibit/place is called Quake City. It has an interactive ...


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So I've sort of been in your situation. I've needed more than 3 months supply of medication (heart/blood pressure and more) as a New Zealand citizen living in the UK (before a trip to South America and before a trip overland Asia). I've also needed several months supply as a NZ citizen living in Australia for a trip. There's two sides to the problem, as ...


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No, citizens of the EU do not need a visa to visit New Zealand for up to 90 days. If you are between 18 and 30 years old, you can apply for a Working Holiday Visa which allows you to stay and work for up to 12 months. If you want to stay longer than that, you will have to apply for a different visa.


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The Wikipedia article conflicts with information available directly from the New Zealand government. Following the links on the NZ government visa page here allows one to enter "Somalia" for country of passport, and returns a screen showing that a Visitor Visa is available and requires these things: You must show that you’re a genuine tourist or visitor ...


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I'm not familiar with Primark, but in New Zealand you can find inexpensive clothing at The Warehouse, Kmart, possibly Farmers, and probably others. In general, goods available in New Zealand will not be as cheap as you might be accustomed to. There are many reasons for this (not the least of which is NZ is a small, remote market), but it all adds up to ...


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I am a Brit that lives in NZ, and I can tell you there is nothing quite like Primark. The closest would be The Warehouse or kMart, (Farmers is more expensive than both, but quality and range is larger). However, these still aren't as cheap, the range is a lot smaller, (given that clothing is only a small part of what they offer) and the quality isn't the ...


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Portions of the road are not fully paved. It is regarded as a relatively dangerous road by New Zealanders, and rightly so. Here is an interactive tool that lets you search NZ locations for car accidents; you'll note that there are a lot on SH43, even more significant when you consider how little traffic the road actually gets. If you are not familiar with ...


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As is evident with the recent case of the Australian deputy prime minister, it is possible to renounce your New Zealand citizenship. Therefore, even though a New Zealand birth certificate may provide a strong suggestion that your daughter still holds this citizenship it is not proof. For example, she could have renounced it if she is of legal age. ...


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Very, very easy. Any bank in NZ will happily exchange those for you, or indeed as you step off the plane, there are several currency exchange places at all the international airports. Be aware that the airports can sometimes offer worse rates than banks in town - but it depends how much you're exchanging of course, as to whether bothering with the effort ...


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To answer my own question I sat on the same side of the plane there and back which would have given me a full picture (well, not really as path there and back is slightly different). Unfortunately, clouds were covering most of the view on the way back so I'll only show pictures of flying (with Jetstar) TO Queenstown and sitting on the RIGHT. Just took off ...


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They are 2 different countries and what visa you require for each all depends on what country you are from. New Zealand If you are from a 'visa-waiver country' you don't need to apply for a visa beforehand. You simply turn up with proof of onward travel and proof that you have enough funds to maintain your trip in NZ. You will be issued a visa on arrival. ...


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Although I don't drink, I have used US-issued ID documents in New Zealand for other purposes. Based on my experience, a passport is always fine as ID, whereas an ID card (especially one that isn't a driver's license) is sometimes trickier. I've also purchased alcohol for cooking purposes, although I don't recall which ID I used (which probably means I used a ...


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my name is Brando Yelavich. I'm 19 and I'm simply walking around New Zealand without using roads, so on the beaches and coastlines living off the land. You can watch my progress here http://wildboy.co.nz (facebook page). I'm 78 days in and just about at the bottom of the north island. It is going to take me about 1 1/2 years. I'm doing it solo, so no ...


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Most airlines allow you to manage bookings either online or by calling up their customer care numbers. Charges may apply for making changes but more often than not they are applied for changing flights rather than changing passenger details. (N.B. Changing the passenger who will fly is almost never allowed.) Air Asia does have an online booking management ...


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Almost without fail, swimming costumes are required. As are towels, so as not to drip everywhere. There are however, sometimes private pools you can reserve (indoors) - for example, at Hanmer Springs, and I suspect a lot of the time, swimming costumes may not be used there, although I think officially they'd be required. However, there are a few ...


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