According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, New Zealand is divided into 16 regions, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 0 to 6 and cover all of the country’s regions. For example, Auckland is assigned the area code 0 and Wellington is assigned the area code 4. The New Zealand government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. All landline numbers in New Zealand are 10 digits long, with the first two digits representing the region’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in New Zealand are 11 digits long, with the first three digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, New Zealand government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 111 is reserved for emergency services while 800 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 900 is used by government agencies while 800 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or region within New Zealand. New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented in New Zealand by the Governor-General. The Prime Minister is the leader of the government and head of the Cabinet, which consists of ministers chosen by the Prime Minister from among members of Parliament. New Zealand has three political parties in Parliament: the Labour Party, National Party and Green Party. Each party has its own policies and goals for governing New Zealand. The current Prime Minister is Jacinda Ardern, leader of the Labour Party. She was elected in 2017 with a majority vote. Since then, her government has focused on tackling issues such as poverty, climate change, housing affordability and homelessness. In addition to this, her government has also sought to promote gender equality and diversity through its policies. PROEXCHANGERATES: Features public policy of New Zealand.