NZeTA - New Zealand electronic Travel Authority
Changes take effect from 1 October 2019 - what you need to know
New entry requirements will affect visitors from 60 countries that previously enjoyed visa-waiver entry into New Zealand, including those from the UK, most of Europe, Hong Kong, Canada, USA and Malaysia. NZ permanent residents, Australian passport holders, or visitors already in possession of a valid NZ visa are not required to obtain an NZeTA.
Affecting an estimated 1.5 million visitors to NZ, a NZeTA will be required prior to boarding any flight to New Zealand. The new eTA will cost either NZ$9 or NZ$12 and should be obtained before you leave your home country (or at least before flying to New Zealand). When applying for the NZeTA an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (currently set at $35 per person) will be added so visitors can contribute to the infrastructure they use and help support the natural environment maintenance.
The NZeTA is valid for multiple visits and lasts for two years. Applications can be approved in as little as 10 minutes but NZ Immigration suggests allowing up to 72 hours.
For more information and to apply for your NZeTA visit the official NZ Immigration website.