New Zealand Power Plug

New Zealand (as well as Australia and New Guinea) uses different power plugs to the rest of the world. New Zealand power outlets accept power plugs with 3 flat pins - 1 of which is an earthing pin (this is simply a safety measure). Some power plugs don't have the earthing pin but they still fit into the power outlets.

The pins on New Zealand power plugs look something like this:

Pins on a New Zealand power plug

New Zealand power plug adapters

If you plan to travel to New Zealand, you may need a power plug adapter if you plan to bring your own electrical appliance such as a hair dryer, shaver etc. If you are going to buy an adapter, be sure to get one with the earthing pin. New Zealand power plug adapters look something like this:

New Zealand power plug adapter