New Zealand

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Official relations between New Zealand and South Africa were severed in 1984 after the Labour Party came to power. Full diplomatic relations were established on 19 January 1994 and relations were normalised. Current relations are firm and growing. For more information on New Zealand history, go to the National Library of New Zealand

New Zealand Government Online

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in New Zealand

H E Ms N M Lallie
High Commissioner

South African High Commission

New Zealand Representation in South Africa

H E Mr MG Burrell
High Commissioner

New Zealand High Commission

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

Refer to the section “"Visa requirements for SA passport holders"” listed under the icon “Consular Information” on the main menu.


Health Requirements

Strict quarantine is applied to prevent the entry into New Zealand of exotic pests, diseases and weed seeds that could affect plant, animal and human health and the environment. Fines can be issued on the spot if visitors do not declare items of quarantine concern. For more detailed information about bringing in food, animals and plants or their derivatives, contact your airline, travel agent or the New Zealand High Commission, Pretoria : Tel: +27 12 342 8656 / Fax: +27 12 342 8640.

For more health information for travellers to this region, go to http://www.cdc.gov/travel/austspac.htm


Climate

New Zealand's climate reflects both its location and topography. Tempered by latitude and the proximity to the ocean, the climate is neither oppressively hot nor unbearably cold. New Zealand's weather changes quickly and often. Typically rainy weather soon gives way to sunny skies or bracing winds. January and February are New Zealand's warmest months and July its coldest. Averages range from 8 degrees C in July to 17 degrees C in January, but summer temperatures occasionally reach the low 30s in many inland and eastern regions.

For more on New Zealand climate and climate records, go to http://www.niwa.cri.nz

For up to date weather information go to www.cnn.com/WEATHER/ or www.wunderground.com


Currency

The monetary unit is the New Zealand Dollar. New Zealand operates a decimal system with 100 cents to one dollar ($1). There are $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes, and 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1. and $2 coins.

For current exchange rates link to www.oanda.com/converter/classic

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, visited South Africa during February 2008.

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section at 012 351 0872/0851/0837.

Trade Income

South African products and commodities exported to New Zealand are concentrated in the following sectors: paper products, plastics, machinery, iron and steel and vehicles.

South African imports of New Zealand products and commodities are mostly concentrated in the following sectors: electrical machinery, machinery, dairy products, animal and vegetable products.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and New Zealand, visit the web site of the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa

For more information on New Zealand overseas trade, go to http://www.mft.govt.nz or at http://www.tradenz.govt.nz

For more information on New Zealand statistics (imports, prices, population, agriculture) go to http://www.stats.govt.nz

Interest Groups and Information

 THE NEW ZEALAND - SOUTH AFRICA PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION

Chair: Mr Brendon Burns, MP
Parliament Buildings
Wellington, New Zealand
Tel : +64 4 817 9546
Fax : +64 4 439 6487


THE SOUTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICANS

Chairman: Ms Rosanne Hawarden
New Zealand
Tel : 64 3 343 5696
E-mail: info@sinzasa.org.nz


THE AFRICAN COMMUNITY IN AUCKLAND

President: Mr Boubacar Couibaly
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 376 9668


DIE AFRIKAANSE KLUB

Chair: Mr Philip Langenhoven
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 478 2291


AUCKLAND BUFFERS INCORPORATED SOCIETY

Secretary: Ms Sandra Sharon Paulus
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 278 8038
E-mail: info.buffers@gmail.com


BUYISA
Chair: Mr Stanton Dunn
Auckland, New Zealand
E-mail: stanton.dunn@buyisa.org
Website: http://buyisa.org/


THE SANZ CHARITABLE TRUST (SOUTH AFRICA NEW ZEALAND CHARITABLE TRUST)

PO Box 1586
Auckland
New Zealand
Tel : +64 9 486 4442
Fax : +64 9 486 0301
Contact: Mr George Deeb
(Support association for all people with any Southern African interest) 

 

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