ISO 3166-2:NZ is the entry for New Zealand in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.
Currently for New Zealand, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for two levels of subdivisions:
- 2 islands (i.e., the North Island and the South Island)
- 12 regional councils, 4 unitary authorities, and 1 special island authority
Some of the New Zealand outlying islands that are outside the authority of any regions are not assigned codes, specifically:
Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is NZ, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of New Zealand. The second part is either of the following:
- one letter: islands
- three letters: regional councils, unitary authorities, and special island authority
Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).
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|Code||Subdivision name (en)|
|Code||Subdivision name (en)||Subdivision name (mi)||Subdivision category||In island|
|NZ-AUK||Auckland||Tāmaki-makau-rau||regional council [note 1]||N|
|NZ-BOP||Bay of Plenty||Te Moana a Toi Te Huatahi||regional council||N|
|NZ-HKB||Hawke's Bay||Te Matau a Māui||regional council||N|
|NZ-MWT||Manawatu-Wanganui||Manawatu Whanganui||regional council||N|
|NZ-NTL||Northland||Te Tai tokerau||regional council||N|
|NZ-OTA||Otago||Ō Tākou||regional council||S|
|NZ-WGN||Wellington||Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara||regional council||N|
|NZ-WTC||West Coast||Te Taihau ā uru||regional council||S|
|NZ-GIS||Gisborne District||Tūranga nui a Kiwa||unitary authority||N|
|NZ-MBH||Marlborough District||unitary authority||S|
|NZ-NSN||Nelson City||Whakatū||unitary authority||S|
|NZ-TAS||Tasman District||unitary authority||S|
|NZ-CIT||Chatham Islands Territory||Wharekauri||special island authority||—|
- Although in 2010 the Auckland Region was administratively changed to be run by a unitary authority, it has not been changed in ISO 3166-2 as of the II-3 newsletter.
The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:
|Newsletter||Date issued||Description of change in newsletter||Code/Subdivision change|
|Newsletter II-2||2010-06-30||Addition of the country code prefix as the first code element, addition of names in administrative languages, update of the administrative structure and of the list source||Subdivisions added:
NZ-CIT Chatham Islands Territory
- Regions of New Zealand, Statoids.com