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Currency in New Zealand
Basic Country Profile
Population: 4,242,048 (2013 Census)
Major Languages: English, Māori
Major Religions: Christianity
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Dial Code: +64
Time Zone: UTC+12:00 to UTC+12:45 with daylight saving time.
Disability Population: 24% (2013)
Emergency National Numbers:
Fire department 111
Disability Legislations and Policies
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – Ratified on September 25, 2008. It has also ratified the Optional Protocol to the CRPD. New Zealand’s CRPD State Party reports submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) can be read here
Human Rights Act – The Human Rights Act of 1993 aims to ensure that all persons in New Zealand are treated equally and fairly. The Act which covers disabilities makes discrimination unlawful in different areas of life.