There is an assumption in New Zealand that everyone over 18 possesses a driver’s licence as photographic identification, however if you do not drive then the likelihood is you don’t have ID. This can be an issue if you want to buy a bottle of wine or go out to a club. Luckily, there is a solution.
In 2000, Hospitality New Zealand launched the 18+ Card for this very reason. Due to its growing popularity and the wider use of this form of ID they have now launched a new card called the Kiwi Access Card. It is a recognised form of ID and can be used to purchase age-prohibited items and services. It is the same size as a driver's licence so it fits easily into your wallet or purse.
The Kiwi Access Card is now available through your local NZ Post branch. You will be required to show proof of age as part of the application process. These cards retail at $55 including GST. This makes it cheaper than a passport and gives you the ability to have your ID on you at all times just like you would a driver’s licence.
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