Telephones & Telephone Dialling Codes

The international dialing code for New Zealand is +64. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code. National area codes are listed in the front of all telephone directories.  

Telephone Dialing Guide:

International calls to NZ:
To make a call to Auckland from overseas you need to dial your local international access code (typically 00) followed by the New Zealand country code (64) followed by the area code for Auckland (9) followed by the seven-digit telephone number. For example 0 64 9 123 4567.

International calls from NZ:
To call home to, say, 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

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) you just need to dial the seven-digit telephone number. For example 123 4567.

Numbers prefixed 0800 and 0508 are free to call within New Zealand. Numbers prefixed 0900 will incur an additional charge. Internet cafes are widely available.

Most public phones can be operated with phone cards purchased from convenience stores, bookshops and visitor information centers. Some public call phones accept credit cards but few accept coins.

Important Numbers:
Emergency Service:                        111
Local Operator:                               010
International Operator:                    0170
NZ Directory Assistance:                  018
International Directory Assistance:    0172

Area Codes:
Northland, the Bay of Islands, Auckland                                                       09
Coromandel, Bay of Plenty (Tauranga), Waikato (Hamilton)                           07
Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, Palmerston North                                                     06
Wellington and Wairarapa                                                                           04
The South Island (Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill)    03