+64 Country Code – New Zealand Phone Code

64 is the country calling code for New Zealand.

New Zealand is a country on the continent of Oceania. The capital city of New Zealand is Wellington.

How to Call New Zealand from the UK

To call a telephone number in New Zealand from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for New Zealand - 64.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area telephone codes for some of New Zealand’s main cities:

  • Auckland – 09
  • Christchurch – 03
  • Hamilton – 07
  • Tauranga – 07
  • Wellington – 04

When dialling a landline number from another part of New Zealand or a New Zealand mobile, the area code is preceded by a 0 prefix.

When calling from a landline in the same area of New Zealand, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Wellington XXXXXXX from the UK or overseas:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the New Zealand country code (64), the area code (without the 0), and finally the customer number, e.g., 00-64-4-XXXXXXX or +64-4-XXXXXXX.
New Zealand Country Code +64 0064
New Zealand Country Code +64 0064

Fixed Line Usage

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 14.60 landline telephone subscribers for every 100 people living in New Zealand.

In 2008 there were 41.08 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in New Zealand.

The table below shows how fixed-line phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in New Zealand
202214.60
202117.70
202016.68
201919.50
201822.18
201737.71
201637.70
201540.30
201440.98
201341.57
201242.63
201142.91
201043.25
200943.46
200841.08

In recent years there has been a decrease in the number of people using fixed telephone lines in New Zealand.

Mobile phones have become increasingly popular in recent years, to the point where they are now used by the vast majority of people in New Zealand. This has had a significant impact on the fixed-line telephone market, as people have increasingly turned to mobile phones for their voice calls.

The growth of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services has made it possible for people to make calls using their internet connection, without the need for a fixed-line.

Mobile Phone Usage

According to the World Bank, there were 114.69 mobile phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

This is a big increase from 2008 when there were 108.44 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people.

Mobile telephone subscription statistics by year for New Zealand are shown in the table below.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in New Zealand
2022114.69
2021113.96
2020123.21
2019121.21
2018130.60
2017134.84
2016130.67
2015121.99
2014112.98
2013107.09
2012111.60
2011110.01
2010108.37
2009109.23
2008108.44

There are several reasons for this increase in mobile phone usage. Firstly, the cost of smartphones has come down significantly in recent years. This means that more people can afford to buy one.

Secondly, the range of features and apps that are available on smartphones has increased dramatically. This has made them much more useful and popular than they were in the past.

Finally, the mobile phone network coverage in New Zealand has improved a lot in recent years. This has made it much easier for people to stay connected, even when they’re out and about.

Internet Usage

According to statistics from the World Bank, in 2021 95.91 per cent of the population of New Zealand used the internet.

This is a significant increase from 2007 when only 69.76 per cent of the population were active internet users.

Internet usage statistics in recent years are shown in the table below.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in New Zealand (% of Population)
202195.91
202092.87
201989.86
201889.00
201787.70
201686.50
201585.20
201484.00
201382.78
201281.64
201181.23
201080.46
200979.70
200872.03
200769.76

Time Difference

When calling New Zealand from the UK, please note there is a time difference between New Zealand and the UK.

The time right now in New Zealand is . The date is .

The current time in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between New Zealand and UK (United Kingdom) is 11 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD).

The current exchange rates between the New Zealand dollar and the British pound (NZD to GBP, GBP to NZD) are:

  • 1 New Zealand dollar (NZD) = 0.466 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 2.15 NZD

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

New Zealand – Facts and Figures

New Zealand is a beautiful country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country consists of two main islands, the North Island and the South Island, and many smaller islands.

New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres east of Australia across the Tasman Sea.

The North Island is home to around three-quarters of New Zealand’s population. The island is home to the capital city of Wellington, as well as the cities of Auckland and Hamilton. North Island is also home to Mount Ngauruhoe, a volcanic cone that featured as Mount Doom in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

The South Island is home to the city of Christchurch, as well as the scenic Fiordland and Southern Alps regions.

Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of both animal and plant life.

The first humans to settle in New Zealand were the Maori, who arrived from Polynesia in the early 14th century.

In 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman became the first European to sight the country. Europeans did not return until 1769 when British explorer James Cook mapped the entire coastline. In 1840, the British and Maori signed the Treaty of Waitangi. This treaty recognized British sovereignty over New Zealand and led to it becoming a British colony in 1841.

Since then, the country has undergone many changes but remains an important part of the British Commonwealth. Today, New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy. The King of New Zealand is Charles III, King of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The king is represented in New Zealand by the Governor-General. The Prime Minister is the head of government.

The official languages of New Zealand are English and Maori. English is spoken by almost all the population.

Useful information about New Zealand:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): NZ
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): NZL
  • Region: Oceania
  • Sub-region: Australia and New Zealand
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Area: 270,467 square km
  • Language(s): English, Māori

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 the population of New Zealand was 5,124,100.

In 2008, the population was 4,259,800. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 864,300 (20.3%).

The table below shows how the total population has changed in recent years.

YearTotal Population of New Zealand
20225,124,100
20215,111,400
20205,090,200
20194,979,200
20184,900,600
20174,813,600
20164,714,100
20154,609,400
20144,516,500
20134,442,100
20124,408,100
20114,384,000
20104,350,700
20094,302,600
20084,259,800

Map of New Zealand

The location of New Zealand is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of New Zealand