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While visitors are in New Zealand, they are covered by New Zealand's consumer affairs laws which require all businesses to treat consumers fairly.

We are always concerned to hear about any negative experiences that our visitors may have; however, Tourism New Zealand is a marketing agency and has no legal jurisdiction to intervene in these matters. If you have a complaint, you need to resolve this matter directly with the operator.

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs website provides details about complaining effectively, or alternatively these links below may be of some assistance.

Accommodation

Talk to the accommodation provider first. If the provider is a member of an association (generally they will have these links displayed on their website), you can further your complaint with the association.

Air NZ

Whilst TNZ works closely with Air New Zealand, we are two separate entities. For all complaints, ticket changes, lost property and other enquiries, you need to contact Air New Zealand.

Police

If you wish to make a complaint about the Police (for example speeding fines or Police treatment), you can do so by submitting an expression of dissatisfaction form with the New Zealand Police online.

Payment disputes

Your financial institution (credit card company, bank or China Union Pay) may be able to help dispute charges on your behalf.

Rental Cars

Read the tips for resolving rental car problems on the NZ Consumer Affairs website.

Qualmark (New Zealand’s national quality and environmental accreditation system)

We recommend choosing Qualmark-approved accommodation, transport and activities. If you have a complaint about a Qualmark accredited business, you can place your feedback directly with Qualmark by emailing enquiries@qualmark.co.nz. Any issues raised will be recorded and forwarded to the business concerned.

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