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The New Zealand dollar has depreciated in value over the last few years. It now lies around $1NZ=$0.49US
good for all of you wanting to travel to NZ but bad for us kiwi's!!
The notes were changed over 10 years ago to depict famous kiwi faces instead of the queen. She has been retained only on the $20 bill and on the back of the coins. There are bills of 100,50,20,10 and 5 and coins 1,2,50,20,10,5. 1 and 2 dollar bills and 1 and 2 cent coins were phased out a while ago.
When travelling to New Zealand it is possible to exchange many different currencies at banks all over the country. New Zealand also has a very good ATM network so it is possible to get cash advances from credit and debit cards.
To find out how much the New Zealand dollar is worth click on the link to launch the currency converter
THE BARD ON AVON
Glass of house wine, 12oz tap beer, or coffee free with any main meal from menu ....special offer at times!!
Between 18.00 and 19.00 each night there is happy hour where pints are just $4.00
One of the highlights of the Christchurch summer is the start of the World Buskers Festival, which sees the public squares and malls of the city become the stage for talented performers from all over the world. The 11th annual New Zealand Community Trust WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL began on January 15 and runs for 10 days.
Festival Programmes available now from Arts Centre Info, City Council
Service Centres and City Libraries.
Open 10.00 till 17.00 daily
Wednesdays till 21.00
This beautiful gallery is located in the heart of the City's cultural precinct, within Worcester Boulevard, Gloucester and Montreal Streets.
The new facility features two floors of exhibition space, educational activity areas, an auditorium, a café and bistro, two retail outlets, a sculpture garden and underground parking.
If you look in the Canterbury Museum you will see the award winning Maori and European History Gallery.