The exchange rates published are the “Buy TT” rates from our bank (Westpac NZ), as these are the relevant rates for buying a foreign currency. Note that there is a discrepancy between this rate and the “Sell TT” rate, which is often mistakenly quoted by some agents.
This rate is valid for a period of 7 days from the time the invoice is sent out.
Please Note: There is small incremental buffer included to counter any fluctuations within the time period before payment is made.
The New Zealand Government will invest NZ$40 million in additional rail carriages for the Coastal Pacific Train Journey which was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a recent celebration in Kaikoura as the first passenger train ran on the line from Picton to Christchurch, two years after it was closed by the Kaikoura earthquake.
This investment will allow the Coastal Pacific to run all year round with an additional 63-seat carriage to meet demand in peak season, plus a new luxury premium carriage that will offer more space and high-quality food and beverages to go along with the spectacular views.
These changes are still a few years away, but we will keep you in the loop with updates as we receive them!