9 - Northland, the Bay of Islands, Auckland
7 - Coromandel, Bay of Plenty (Tauranga), Waikato (Hamilton)
6 - Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Palmerston North
4 - Wellington and Wairarapa
3 - The South Island (Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill)
21, 25, 26, 27, 29, 272, 274, 276 are NZ mobile phone prefixes
National calls within NZ
To make a call to Auckland from anywhere within New Zealand (but outside of
Auckland itself) you need to dial our national access code (0) followed by
the area code for Auckland (9) followed by the seven-digit telephone number.
For example 09 123 4567.
Local calls within NZ
To make a local call (to a number located in the same town or city that you
are in), just dial the seven-digit telephone number. For example 123 4567.
to New Zealand
NZ International Access Code 64 followed by the single digit town/region code
(e.g. 9 for Auckland), then the seven digit telephone number. For example,
64 9 123 4567.
calls from NZ
For example, to call New York in the United States from anywhere in New Zealand
you need to dial our international access code (00) followed by the country
code for the United States (1) followed by the area code for New York (212)
followed by the seven-digit telephone number. For example - 00 1 212 123 4567.
Assistance in NZ: dial 018
International Directory Service: dial 0172
Most cities/towns have public telephone boxes. Most public phone boxes require
phone-cards, but a few will accept coins. Phone cards can be purchased from
convenience stores, petrol stations and book shops, and come in $5 , $10 ,
$20 and $50 denominations.