Governance documents, useful links and definitions.

Number Administration Deed

The Number Administration Deed is a contract that establishes the NAD, being the numbering mechanism and an industry body to oversee number administration. You can review the NAD Deed by clicking here.

The NAD Rules

The NAD Rules provide the criteria for the allocation and use of number Code Blocks.

New Zealand Numbering Plan

You can download a copy of the New Zealand Numbering Plan from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) website. This plan shows all New Zealand number ranges which are diallable from overseas and their number lengths. The plan does not depict all

Useful links

The following sites provide useful information on topics associated with numbering and the NAD


A person who requests a Code Block or holds an Allocated Code.

Deed of Accession
A deed which a person executes in order to join the NAD as a new Party.

General Principles
Means the General Principles, as set out in the NAD Deed

Local Calling Area, or LCA
A geographic area defined by a carrier where calls that both originate and terminate within that area attract a local call charge.

Local Interconnect Calling Area, or LICA
A geographic "home" area associated with a Code Block, which is named as a LICA in the Schedule of LICAs in the Rules.

Management Committee
Means the Management Committee of the NAD, consisting of a representative from each NAD member.

New Zealand Resident
Means, in relation to a natural person, that the person is a New Zealand citizen or ordinarily resident in New Zealand, or, in relation to a body corporate, that is incorporated in New Zealand, or that it is incorporated outside New Zealand but has a place of business in New Zealand. A person has a place of business in New Zealand only if that person can be served in accordance with rule 6.13(1) of the High Court Rules.

Number Administrator
Means the Number Administrator for the time being appointed under the Deed.

Number Allocation Rules
Means the rules applying to the allocation of the telecommunication numbers subject to the Deed.

Number Register
Means the entire register of Code Blocks, their Applicants, Code Status (as defined in the Rules) and other information required by the Rules.

Numbering Principles
Means the Numbering Principles set out in the NAD Deed.

Public Switched Telecommunications Services
Means a public service offered by a Service Provider for telecommunication between end-users. In general, a Public Switched Telecommunication Service enables end-users to communicate with end-users of the same or any other Public Switched Telecommunication Service over inter-connected Public Switched Telecommunications Networks.