New Zealand Numbering Plan

 

Number format

The New Zealand numbering format is: 64 + 8 or 9 or 10 digits.

Geographic area codes: 1-digit plus 7-digit number

64 + 24 Scott Base, Antarctica (64 + 2409 + four digits)
64 + 3 South Island (including Chatham Islands)
64 + 4 Wellington
64 + 6 Lower North Island
64 + 7 Central North Island
64 + 9 Auckland and upper North Island

Mobiles/pagers: 2-digit code plus 6-, 7- or 8-digit numbers

64 + 20 Mobile service
64 + 21 Mobile service
64 + 22 Mobile service
64 + 23 Mobile service
64 + 24 Mobile service (except 64 + 240)
64 + 25 Mobile service (network closed)
64 + 26 Paging service
64 + 27 Mobile service
64 + 28 Mobile Service
64 + 29 Mobile service

Note: Mobile number portability affects the following number ranges: 64 +20; 64 + 21; 64 + 22; 64 + 27; 64 + 28; 64 + 29.

Special services: 2-digit code plus 6-digit numbers

64 + 83 Special voice services (including audioconferencing and mailboxes)
64 + 86 Paging service (Spark New Zealand)
64 + 87 Packet Data Network Access via ISTN, includes Internet access

Access to domestic freephone numbers: 3-digit code plus 6-digit numbers

64 + 508 Domestic freephone numbers
64 + 800 Domestic freephone numbers

International routing numbers (where bilateral agreement exists)

64 + 120 Home Country Direct
64 + 809 International Free Service
64 + 8352 International Virtual Private Network (service closed)

 

Code

National number length including area code

Test numbers

64+

 

Max

Min

Notes

64+

0

Vacant

       

10

Non-IDD test

3

3

Gateway switch test numbers

100, 102

11

Vacant

       

12

 

8

6

TNZI NZ Direct service (where agreed)

120900

13

Vacant

       

14

Vacant

       

15

Vacant

       

16

Vacant

       

17

Vacant

       

18

Vacant

       

19

Vacant

       

20

 

10

9

Mobile service ^

207020200

21

 

10

8

Mobile service ^

21600909 &
21200003

22

 

9

9

Mobile service ^

 

23

Vacant

       

24

 

8

8

Scott Base (64 + 2409)
Mobile Service

24099001

25

Vacant

       

26

 

9

8

Paging service

269900509 or
26100778 (opr)

27

 

10

9

Mobile service ^

272200000

28

 

10

9

Mobile service ^

 

29

 

10

8

Mobile service ^

29600909

30

Vacant

       

31

Vacant

       

32

 

8

8

 

32180001

33

 

8

8

 

32082001

34

 

8

8

 

34180001

35

 

8

8

 

35778001

36

 

8

8

 

36897301

37

 

8

8

 

37680001

38

Vacant

       

39

 

8

8

 

39612538

40

Vacant

       

41

Vacant

       

42

 

8

8

 

42359001

43

 

8

8

 

43842022

44

 

8

8

 

44950110

45

 

8

8

 

45700200

46

 

8

8

 

46192999

47

 

8

8

   

48

 

8

8

 

48015001

49

 

8

8

 

49153999

50

 

 9  9  Domestic freefone numbers (+64 508)  

51

Vacant

       

52

Vacant

       

53

Vacant

       

54

Vacant

       

55

Vacant

       

56

Vacant

       

57

Vacant

       

58

Vacant

       

59

Vacant

       

60#

Operator Code Only

4

4

Directory Assistance operator only

6018 (opr)

61

Vacant

       

62

 

8

8

 

62728001

63

 

8

8

 

63560001

64

Vacant

       

65

 

8

8

   

66

 

8

8

   

67

 

8

8

 

67581001

68

 

8

8

 

68341001

69

 

8

8

 

69001122

70

 

8

8

Personal number service

 

71

Vacant

       

72

 

8

8

   

73

 

8

8

 

73460001

74

 

8

8

   

75

 

8

8

 

75789001

76

Vacant

       

77

 

8

8

   

78

 

8

8

 

78390001

79

 

8

8

 

79001122

80

 

10

8

Domestic freefone numbers (+64 800)

International Freephone Service (where agreed)

 

8099911100

81

Vacant

       

82

Vacant

       

83

 

8

5

Voice services

83083032

84

Vacant

       

85

Vacant

       

86

 

8

8

Paging service
(Spark New Zealand)

86898000 or
86501000 (opr)

87

 

8

8

Packet data network access via ISTN (includes Internet access)

8740 or 87408740
87300001

88

Vacant

       

89

Vacant

       

90

Vacant

       

91

Vacant

       

92

 

8

8

 

92779001

93

 

8

8

 

93671001

94

 

8

8

 

94190001

95

 

8

8

 

95240001

96

 

8

8

 

96220001

97

 

8

8

   

98

 

8

8

 

98150001

99

 

8

8

 

99124091

 

Notes

# Operator only access.

^ Mobile number portability affects the following number ranges: 64 + 20; 64 + 21; 64 + 22; 64 + 27; 64 + 28; 64 + 29.


Directory Assistance (24-hour)

The directory operator code is 64 + 6 + 018

Operator assistance

Spark New Zealand (formerly Telecom New Zealand) no longer operates an international operator service and there is no access available to a Code 12 operator.

Audible tones

The following audible tones are used in the New Zealand national network:

 

Audible tones used in the New Zealand national network | TNZI

 

  • Ringing tone (or queue announcement) will be received while the wanted customer or operator is being called.
  • Busy tone will be received if the wanted line is engaged.
  • Number unobtainable tone or recording will be received when the number dialled is not available on a direct dialling basis.
  • Disconnect tone will be received when the call has been lost due to congestion in the New Zealand national network.
  • Calls to invalid area codes will often return a recording in English.
  • Recorded announcement: Overseas customers dialling an invalid number will usually be connected to the following recorded announcement: "Telecom in New Zealand advises that the number you have called has either changed or is no longer obtainable. Please call your international directory service." There will be no answer signal on this message

Time

New Zealand Standard Time (NZST): UTC + 12 hours

New Zealand Daylight Time (NZDT): UTC + 13 hours
(from the last Sunday in September until the first Sunday in April)

Note: Local time in the Chatham Islands is 45 minutes in advance of New Zealand time.

 

NZ public holidays  

    2016

        2017

2018

New Year's Day

Friday, 1 January

Monday, 2 January*

Monday, 1 January

Day after New Year's Day

Monday, 4 January*

Tuesday, 3 January*

Tuesday, 2 january

Waitangi Day

Monday, 8 February*

Monday, 6 February

Tuesday, 6 February

Good Friday

Friday, 25 March

Friday, 14 April

Friday, 30 March

Easter Monday

Monday, 28 March

Monday, 17 April

Monday, 2 April

ANZAC Day

Monday, 25 April

Tuesday, 25 April

Wednesday, 25 April

Queen's Birthday

Monday, 6 June

Monday, 5 June

Monday, 4 June

Labour Day

Monday, 24 October

Monday, 23 October

Monday, 22 October

Christmas Day

Monday, 26 December*

Monday, 25 December

Tuesday, 25 December

Boxing Day

Tuesday, 27 December*

Tuesday, 26 December

Wedneday, 26 December

 

*Note: Where the actual day falls on a weekend, the public holiday is observed on the following Monday or Tuesday.


Further information

Contact us online for more information about the New Zealand Numbering Plan